Věra Špinarová, the Czech Tina Turner, dies at 65


Věra Špinarová, photo: CTKVěra Špinarová, photo: CTK One of the most outstanding personalities on the Czech pop and rock scene Věra Špinarová has died at the age of 65. Dubbed the Czech Tina Turner, Špinarová recorded her first album at the age of 16. There was no one to match her for voice range and power and her incredible vitality set her apart from other artists on the Czech pop scene. In a career spanning half a century she recorded dozens of albums and gave thousands of concerts at home and abroad. Her biggest hit is: Jednoho dne se vrátíš to the music from Once Upon a Time in the West.