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Posted by: Iain Fisher
« on: May 24, 2023, 09:46:39 PM »

Sadly Tina Turner has died.   She was of course iconic in Ken Russell's Tommy.

I recently added some comments from her autobiography on the site:
 "I was offered the role of the Acid Queen....  Ike [Turner] kept me on a very short leash, so it was exciting whenever there was an opportunity to get out from under his shadow.  I was thrilled... I brought my own clothes to the set, just in case I didn't like the costumes.  Thank God!  You should have seen how they would have dressed me... The costume designer, Russell's wife Shirley, said that I could wear them, although she came up with the Acid Queen's clunky platform shoes.  Ken Russell loved the way I looked" (Tina Turner, My Love Story, 2018 chapter 5).
The Tommy page is here