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Tina Turner’s lasting impact on Australia: How the musician’s hit song helped shaped the country

Why Aussies Got Hooked on Tina Turner’s Classic Hit Nutbush City Limits and the Very Personal Meaning Behind the Song

Fans around the world are mourning the death of iconic musician Tina Turner, aged 83.

And the legendary singer became an icon in Australia thanks to one of her biggest hits – Nutbush City Limits,

Many Aussies will fondly remember doing ‘The Nutbush’ at proms, weddings and formal occasions.

In the 1980s, the dance was even taught in some schools.

The song is an ode to Tennessee where Turner was born and raised.

Tina Turner became an icon in Australia thanks to one of her biggest hits – Nutbush City Limits

Tina also had a connection to Australia.

Her 1989 hit The Best was used to promote rugby league Down Under.

The legendary singer died at her home in Küsnach near Zurich, Switzerland, after a long, unspecified illness.

Fans around the world are mourning the death of iconic musician Tina Turner, aged 83

Fans around the world are mourning the death of iconic musician Tina Turner, aged 83

Many Aussies will fondly remember doing 'The Nutbush' at proms, weddings and formal occasions.  Pictured is a 2021 Nutbush dance record attempt in Queensland

Many Aussies will fondly remember doing ‘The Nutbush’ at proms, weddings and formal occasions. Pictured is a 2021 Nutbush dance record attempt in Queensland

Her representatives announced the news, saying, “With her, the world loses a music legend and role model.”

On April 9, in what are believed to be her last public remarks, she told The Guardian how she hoped the world would remember her — and how she didn’t fear death.

“How would you like to be remembered?” asked the Keeper.

Like the queen of rock and roll. As a woman who showed other women that it’s okay to strive for success on their own terms.”

The legendary singer died at her home in Küsnach near Zurich, Switzerland, after a long, unspecified illness

The legendary singer died at her home in Küsnach near Zurich, Switzerland, after a long, unspecified illness

When asked what frightens her about getting older, she replied, “Nothing. This is life’s full adventure and I embrace and accept each day with what it brings.’

Keen as ever, Turner joked if she’d like more sex, money, or fame — “At my age, is there another option?” and shared how she enjoyed “anonymity in retirement.”

Turner is survived by two of her four sons – two predeceased her – and her 67-year-old husband, Erwin Bach.

The couple got married in 2013 after nearly 30 years of dating.

Throughout her career, Turner won eight Grammys from 25 nominations and three lifetime Grammy Awards. Her last stadium concert was in Sheffield, England, in 2009.

She was known for hits like Proud Mary, What’s Love Got to Do With It and The Best.

On April 9, in what are believed to be her last public remarks, she told The Guardian how she hoped the world would remember her — and how she didn't fear death.  Like the queen of rock and roll.  As a woman who showed other women that it's okay to strive for success on their own terms,

On April 9, in what are believed to be her last public remarks, she told The Guardian how she hoped the world would remember her — and how she didn’t fear death. Like the queen of rock and roll. As a woman who showed other women that it’s okay to strive for success on their own terms,” ​​she said