By Shannon Frost Greenstein
It is Tina Turner’s 60th year in music.
Let’s stop for a second and consider that.
60 years. 60 years a musician. 60 years actively working in the music industry. That’s over half a century. That’s about the half-life of radioactive isotope Titanium-44. That’s a really, really long time. So there’s no surprise she has enough material for a new autobiography to follow up on 1986’s “I, Tina.”
The new book is due in October of 2018, and will be entitled, “Tina Turner: My Love Story.” As Tina told Entertainment Weekly, it will cover everything from finding love to her musical career to surviving a life-threatening illness she has yet to share with anyone.
Tina Turner is, unarguably, one of the more successful musicians in the industry. She has sold more concert tickets than any other solo act in history, and is one of the best-selling recording artists in music. Not only was her “I, Tina” adapted into 1993’s film “What’s Love Got to Do with It”, but she has also penned a musical about her life and career called “Tina” with Stage Entertainment.
This celebration of Tina’s 60 years in the industry is sure to be juicy, touching, and informative. While it’s not out until next Fall, there’s plenty of time to brush up on your Tina Turner knowledge with her first book and the film adaptation.
From us at 98.1 WOGL to you, Tina, congratulations on a long and storied career, and we can’t wait to read what you have to say!