You’re simply the best!
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Like many folks, those lyrics join the soundtrack of my childhood. And now I find it incredibly apropos to apply them to Tina Turner herself! I mean, really. How many singers can leave us in absolute awe like Tina can??? From the high-energy "Proud Mary" performances to her gritty rock ballads, she IS simply the best.
Wearing vintage Armani, Tina still exudes the fierce confidence and swagger of her younger days, as captured in German Vogue’s April cover story. Not only does she look fabulous, but, at 73, she’s the oldest person to ever grace the cover of Vogue. All hail the queen!
If you're still not convinced, check out this 2009 performance of "Proud Mary." Do the math, imagine someone of similar age (Mother, grandmother, Hillary Clinton…), and proceed to be impressed. I just wish her backup dancers understood the spirit of the song.
Images: Claudia Knoepfel and Stefan Indlekofer, Vogue Germany