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Monday, 17 July, 2000, 06:22 GMT 07:22 UK
Tina bows out with a song
Tina Turner
Tina turns on the style at Wembley
Rock legend Tina Turner has played her final concert at Wembley Stadium on the farewell tour that marks the end of her career as a live performer.

The star said goodbye to her UK fans at the London venue after announcing her retirement from touring.

Turner, 60, performed the greatest hits of a career stretching 44 years in an emotion-packed show.

Tina Turner
Tina Turner: Still rocking at 60
She donned her customary raunchy outfits for the show, strutting her stuff in a skin-tight PVC catsuit, silver chain belt and five-inch stilettoes.

The two-hour set featured a mix of songs from her early days with Ike Turner, recent hits and covers of the Beatles' Help and Marvin Gaye's I Heard It Through The Grapevine.

She was supported at the concert - one of the last to be held at Wembley before it is demolished in the autumn - by fellow American performer Lionel Richie.

Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie supported Tina's final show
Turner recently announced her retirement and has said she is looking forward to enjoying old age at the Swiss home she shares with partner Erwin Bach.

She is still contracted to make at least one more album with her present record company, EMI.

Turner first rose to prominence in the mid-1960s with husband Ike, but their relationship was destructive behind the scenes.

She walked out on him - and her career - in 1975, working her way back through nightclub concerts during the early 1980s, returning to the limelight with 1984's Private Dancer album.

Her autobiography, I, Tina, was turned into the 1993 film What's Love Got To Do With It.

Her final show will be in San Francisco in November.

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