Extra Time: Remembering music legend Tina Turner

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Thursday, May 25, 2023
Extra Time: Remembering music legend Tina Turner
In this edition of 'Eyewitness News Extra Time,' we begin with the death of Queen of Rock 'n' Roll Tina Turner, who died at the age of 83.

NEW YORK (WABC) -- Just last month, the music icon in an interview that she wanted to be remembers as a woman who showed other women it was okay to strive for success on their own terms.

Over her lifetime, Turner's albums have sold more than seven million copies.

Her songs have been streamed over 700 million times.

Her timeless catalog has electrified speakers, dance floors, and playlists for decades - all in all, generating enough airplay to reach the ears of every person on earth, and a half time over.

Eyewitness News entertainment reporter Sandy Kenyon has more on the lionized songstress.

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