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Tina Turner (WOW, she’s 73!) has collected Grammy awards and influenced much of pop culture (ahem, Beyonce) and now the icon is splashed across the Vogue Germany cover with a headline plucked from one of her songs, “Simply The Best.” Source:

Patsy Cline (Sept. 8, 1932 – March 5, 1963), born Virginia Patterson Hensley, was an American country music singer as part of the early 1960s Nashville sound. Cline successfully "crossed over" to pop music. At age 30, she died at the height of her career in a private plane crash. She was one of the most influential, successful and acclaimed female vocalists of the 20th century. Ten years after her death, she became the first female solo artist inducted to the Country Music Hall of Fame in…

Janet Jackson and George Michael (1993).

Dusty Springfield ~ Singer, 1939-1999 ~ The owner of one of the most plaintive voices in recent decades, her sometimes tortured life did not prevent her from becoming one of the classiest female solo acts Britain has produced. From 1963 to 1969 she had 10 UK top-10 hits, and is a member of the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Much-missed legend.