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In Memoriam – Tina Turner, 1939-2023

“Sometimes you’ve got to let everything go – purge yourself.  If you are unhappy with anything… whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it.  Because you’ll find that when you’re free, your true creativity, your true self comes out.”

Tina Turner

I have a personal – albeit tenuous – connection to Tina Turner.  My father worked for a printing shop in downtown Dallas for most of his adult life.  In the early 1960s, before I was born, he met Turner and her then husband, Ike, when they came to town ahead of a series of shows they had scheduled.  The couple was just getting started in their career together, and the shop where my father worked landed the contract to print up tickets and various promotional materials for the Turners.  My father had never heard of them, but recounted they were polite and professional, arriving in business attire as was customary at the time.  Ike, he said, did most of the talking.  He never saved any of the stuff he printed for them, so he had only his recollection of the meeting to relay in the following years.

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