The Who's Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey took time out on Facebook to salute their old friend and Tommy co-star, Tina Turner. Turner died on May 24th at age 83 “after a long illness” in her home with husband Erwin Bach in Küsnacht near Zurich, Switzerland.
Pete Townshend wrote:
Sad to hear we have lost Tina Turner. She had been ill for a long time, and struggling to stay in touch with old friends. She will have some peace now. An astonishing performer, and astounding singer, she was also an R&B groundbreaker. We don’t want to say too much about Ike Turner — her abusive husband — but her early records with him were simply out of this world. She always took flight when she worked with him, leaving him like a fifth wheel, chipping away at his basic riffs.