It’s official! After winning the popular (notorious) fan vote by a large margin, it has just been announced that Tina Turner would (finally) be inducted into the Rock’N’Roll Hall Of Fame as a solo artist! A well deserved honor for the one and only Queen Of Rock and a great success for the fans who fought in the poll until the end.
After Stevie Nicks who became the first female to be inducted twice, Tina and Carole King are now joining a very small club of 3 Legends, our idol being the first black woman to achieve this honor.
This year’s inductions will take place on October 30 during a ceremony in Cleveland. Rock’N’Roll Hall of Fame chairman, John Skyles declared:
The live event will hopefully feature performances by every inductee that is present, though Turner lives in Switzerland and hasn’t performed since the end of her 2009 world tour. “We’d be so proud and honored to have her attend,” says Sykes. “It just depends on how she feels and whether she wants to fly to America. It would be quite a moment if she could. I promise you, if she cannot make the trip, there will be an incredible tribute paid to her by a group of artists.”
Chances of seeing Tina performing at the event or even attending are very slim of course but perhaps she will grace the people with a video message from Algonquin’s garden! To be continued…