Aye, Tina!

The Soul Survivor is as hot as ever, with an album, a tour and her life on film

Tina Turner is too sick to sing. Anemia has sapped the strength she needs to sell her raw-meat music. She can't go on. She must go on; Ike is there, all silky unspoken threat, to see that she fulfills her obligation to the man who found her, nursed her to stardom, gave her her name. He only wants her to sing the hit he has written for her, A Fool in Love ("You can't understand/ Why he treats you like he do when he's such a good man"). So, as she stands mute and trembling on the stage of the Apollo...

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