Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock; November 26, 1939 – May 24, 2023) was an American-born Swiss singer-songwriter, actress, dancer and entertainer. Her success, dominance, popularity and consistent contributions to the rock music genre got her the title, "The Queen of Rock & Roll".
|Birth name||Anna Mae Bullock|
|Also known as||Tina Turner|
|Born||November 26, 1939|
Brownsville, Tennessee, U.S.
|Died||May 24, 2023 (aged 83)|
|Genres||R&B, soul, rock 'n' roll, pop, rock, dance|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, songwriter, dancer, actress|
|Labels||Capitol, EMI, Parlophone, Virgin|
She is known worldwide for her overpowering and energetic stage presence, powerful vocals, ground-breaking concerts as well as for her long, well-proportioned legs that are considered the most famous in show business.
Childhood life change
Anna Mae Bullock was born on November 26, 1939, in Brownsville, Tennessee. She is the youngest of three daughters of Floyd Richard Bullock and his wife Zelma Priscilla (née Currie). Her sisters are Evelyn Juanita Currie and Ruby Alline Bullock, a songwriter. She was also the first cousin once removed of bluesman Eugene Bridges. As young children, the three sisters were separated when their parents relocated to Knoxville, Tennessee, to work at a defense facility during World War II.
Music career change
Turner began her career with Ike Turner's band Kings of Rhythm in 1957. Under the name Little Ann, she appeared on her first record, "Boxtop", in 1958. In 1960, she debuted as Tina Turner with the hit duet single "A Fool in Love".
Her 1984 multi-platinum album Private Dancer contained the hit song "What's Love Got to Do with It", which won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year. Turner has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, becoming one of the best-selling recording artists of all time. She received 12 Grammy Awards during her career.
She retired from singing in 2009 after completing her "Tina: 50th Anniversary Tour".
Personal life change
In 2013, three weeks after her wedding to Erwin Bach, she suffered a stroke and had to learn to walk again.
In 2016, she was diagnosed with intestinal cancer. Turner used homeopathic remedies to treat her high blood pressure but caused kidney failure. Her chances of receiving a kidney were low, and she was urged to start dialysis. Turner wanted to commit assisted suicide, but her husband donated his kidney in April 2017.
Death and legacy change
She was listed on Rolling Stone's list The Immortals – The Greatest Artists of All Time. Turner is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and she is also represented in the Grammy Hall of Fame by two of her recordings: "River Deep - Mountain High" (1999) and "Proud Mary" (2003). Turner won eight Grammy Awards.
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