Expect a nearly complete Tina Turner takeover of the KCRW airwaves over the next few days. Word of the iconic artist’s death at the age of 83 arrived just before the end of yesterday’s edition of MBE. While we were able to share a few of our favorite cuts in real time reaction to the news, today is our day to fully process the paramount loss to the music industry writ large that accompanies Turner’s passing. Often referred to as “The Queen of Rock and Roll,” Turner — both in her early career partnership with husband Ike Turner and her subsequent solo endeavors — will be remembered as a genre-obliterating, definitional figure.
We’re exploring every inch of her storied career From 2011’s mantra-based anthem “Calling By Tina,” to her 1995 Bond theme “GoldenEye,” to hear earliest days dueting with Ike — revel with us in this unparalleled life.
Plus, Arlo Parks’ latest single “Devotion” in honor of her eagerly anticipated LP My Soft Machine arriving at last tomorrow, more from Rahill’s engrossing post-folk album Flowers at Your Feet, and the beguiling soul of the young Florida native known simply as Q.