Liv Tyler, as well as appearing in Armageddon, played Arwen Undómiel, daughter of Elrond, in The Lord of The Rings trilogy of films.
and more recently she was in Rob Lowe's 911 - Lone Star series
Liv nowadays goes by the name
Liv Tyler Rundgren.
Her biological father is Aerosmith's Steve Tyler, but the man she knew as her father until her teens was Todd Rundgren. Her mother had an affair with Tyler which resulted in the pregnancy, but when registering the birth, Tyler was having drug problems, so she wrote down Rundgren as the father. It was only when Liv met one of Tyler's other daughters and noted the resemblance they shared that she asked her mother and learnt the truth.
Rundgren, in turn, as well as having a good solo career, played the wonderful motorcycle guitar in the title song Bat Out Of Hell, on the Meatloaf album.
A lot of us oldies will remember Julie Covington's beautiful effort with the song "Don't Cry For Me Argentina" i the Rock Opera Evita, but I was unaware until today that Karen Carpenter had recorded it.
Turner divorced Ike in 1978 citing years of physical violence and infidelity.
From a difficult childhood and an abusive marriage, Turner would rise like a phoenix, finding success as a solo performer in the early 1980s with the help of Australian Roger Davies who became her business manager.
I was never a huge fan but I took a lady friend to a Tina Turner concert. I don't recall the exact year, but it was right around the time when her Private Dancer song was on the charts.
I had a legitimately good time. While I'm not a huge fan of the genre, I can appreciate her skill and dedication to her craft. She had skill in spades, enough for a dozen people. The quality of the live production would happen when one is truly dedicated to their labor. It was quite polished and very heavily choreographed.
It was a very energetic show, though she would have been well into 'middle age' at that point. (Judging roughly by the math in my head, she'd have been in her 40s, I think. Roughly speaking, at least.)
She shared the billing with another artist. I know I liked the other artist better on the radio, but wasn't as fond of their live show as I should have been. I want to say it was David Bowie, but don't quote me on that. I can't imagine not liking a Bowie concert but the live production was just a middling affair.
I think I may be mashing two separate events together in my head.
It was many years, and many beers, ago. It's also pretty early in the morning. I've got appointments and obligations today.
Anyhow... I guess my point is, if this sort of thing could have a point, that Tina Turner was a pretty great artist. While I'm not a fan of her music, that just means I'm not a fan of her music. Her stardom and popularity speak volumes and her undeniable skill negates the value of my opinion. Her ability to stay relevant for all those years is a rare accomplishment.