Tina Turner biography

Tina Turner

Soft rock, Musical Artist

1939 –


Who is Tina Turner?

Anna Mae Bullock, known by her stage name Tina Turner, is a singer, dancer, actress, and author, whose career has spanned more than half a century, earning her widespread recognition and numerous awards. Born and raised in the American South, she is now a Swiss citizen.

She began her musical career in the mid-1950s as a featured singer with Ike Turner's Kings of Rhythm, first recording in 1958 under the name "Little Ann". Her introduction to the public as Tina Turner began in 1960 as a member of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue. Success followed with a string of notable hits credited to the duo, including "A Fool in Love", "River Deep – Mountain High", "Proud Mary" and "Nutbush City Limits", a song which she herself wrote. In her autobiography, I, Tina, she revealed several instances of severe domestic abuse against her by Ike Turner prior to their 1976 split and subsequent 1978 divorce. Raised as a Baptist, she melded her faith with Buddhism in 1971, crediting the religion and its spiritual chant of Nam Myoho Renge Kyo for helping her to endure during difficult times.

Famous Quotes:

  • Barrie has always believed in me; he was the first promoter who supported me as a solo artist, and was very responsible for the success of my solo career. He and Jenny remain true and valued friends.


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Nov 26, 1939
Also known as
  • Anna Mae Bullock
  • The Queen of Rock 'n' Roll
  • The Ike & Tina Turner Revue
  • The Ike and Tina Turner Revue
  • Ike & Tina Turner Revue
  • Ike & Tina Turner
  • Ike and Tina Turner
  • Little Ann
  • Ann
  • Queen of Rock
  • Buddhism
  • African American
  • United States of America
  • Switzerland
  • Flag Grove School
  • Sumner High School
Lived in
  • St. Louis
  • Tennessee

on July 23, 2013

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