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There’s a lot to the story of Tina Turner, starting with the fact that her given name at birth was Anna Mae Bullock. The hows and whys of her name change have a lot to do with Ike Turner, who was also quite responsible for her rise and her eventual departure to solo fame. While it’s not entirely necessary to relive the sordid details of their marriage and everything that went on it’s easy enough to say that the abuse she suffered was too much and wasn’t warranted much of the time, so Tina left. Since that time Ike has been made into a running joke and Tina has been a superstar that everyone has felt comfortable falling in love with. Since leaving Ike she became an even bigger star and a much stronger woman as people have seen since her career since that point has been nothing short of spectacular.
Here are some of her songs as they were used in movies and TV.
Title - Song - Way - Relationship - Ike
Obviously the title of the song was changed and it’s a rather shameless way to look at the relationship between Ike and Tina, but that was the way In Living Color did it back in the day. They took some of the greatest songs and made them into parodies that might have made some of the audience boo but still made a lot of them laugh since their impressions were meant to be over the top and flat out ridiculous. David Alan Grier was one of their members that knew how to dial things up to an 11 without much prompting as he’d played some of the most outrageous characters on the show from the moment he came on.
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