WORCESTER, Mass. – Many people are mourning the “Queen of Rock n' Roll” after Tina Turner died Wednesday at the age of 83.
She performed two shows in central Massachusetts in 1977, one at Holden Hills Country Club and another at the Lakeview Ballroom in Mendon.
Worcester Sound and Lights owner Joseph Tortorelli helped operate the concerts and said he remembers how polite and appreciative Turner was. He said she also put on a great show.
"They wanted the newest wireless microphone because she danced around whole area,” Tortorelli said. “She went on top of the automobiles in the parking lot. Dancing on the cars, she would climb on the cars with the wireless mic."
Torterelli said the Holden show was one of the first outdoor concerts where his company used a wireless microphone.