Mark Knopfler Reveals Tina Turner’s ‘Tough Childhood And Violent Marriage’

Mark Knopfler recently paid Tina Turner tribute via Twitter, recalling the late singer’s memory and the ‘challenging times’ she’d been through.

Dire Straits rocker also gave an exclusive insight into Turner’s personal life and ‘celebratedcareer, how she influenced major players in the industry, and the only title the late singer dreamed of receiving, with the following:

“The world is saddened to hear of the passing of our beloved Tina Turner. She was a live force, a human dynamo. Tina showed no sign of bitterness about a tough childhood, then a violent marriage and hard times following her divorce from Ike Turner. Instead, she put her superhuman energy into her unique interpretations of songs, and eventually, her records sold by the million…

Meanwhile, a musical about her life plays in theatres everywhere… She was an inspiration for women of all ages and social classes and was worshipped by major entertainers such as Beyonce and Rihanna. Tina said she wanted to be remembered as the Queen of Rock’ n’ Roll, and that is precisely what she became.”

Following the rocker’s passing at 83, Knopfler wasn’t the only fellow musician celebrating Tina’s career, as you can check out how Mick Jagger, KISS’ Paul Stanley, and Sting paid homage to the late singer.

And if you wish to know more about Tina’s career and life, well, I’ll smoothly encourage you to check out this article, where you’ll discover the time Turner admitted she was ready to die.