Name: Anna Mae Bullock
Born place: Nutbush, Tennessee, United States
Born date: November 26, 1939
Parents: The mother Zelma Bullock and the father Floyd Richard Bullock
Brothers/Sisters: An older sister Alline Bullock
Eye color: Brown - Dark
Hair color: Brown - Light
Height: 5' 4" (1.63 m)
Other names: Tina Turner, Queen of Rock 'n' Roll
Spouse: Ike Turner (1962 - 29 March 1978) (divorced) 1 child
Children: Raymond Craig Turner (b. 1958) and Ronald "Ronnie" Renelle Turner (b. 1961)
Occupation: Singer, songwriter, dancer, author, actor
Years active: 1958-present
Studies: Flag Grove School in Haywood County, Tennessee, Sumner High School in St. Louis
Biography and Career :
Tina Turner (birth name Anna M
ae Bullock) was born on November 26, 1939 in Nutbush, Tennessee, USA. She is a famous American pop/rock singer.
When she was 17, her sister Alline took her in Club Manhattan where the Kings of the Rhythm were invited . The singer of the band was Ike Turner. At the age of 18, she was having a baby with Ike. Two years later, she became the main vocalist of the Kings of Rhythm, recording the song "A Fool in Love" together with Ike. "A Fool in Love" became a hit. She and Ike moved to California and Anna changed her name into Tina Turner. It was Ike's idea because he loved savage African women.
In 1962, Ike and Tina got married in Mexico, Tijuana. In 1966, Phil Specter became the producer of Tina Turner releasing the song "River Deep, Mountain High". The song was a failure, being the 88th in Billboard. But, the same year, in July, "River Deep, Mountain High" reached the third place on the tops in Great Britain. She was invited to sing in the opening of the Rolling Stones Tour in the autumn of the same year.
Even though she had success in her career, Tina's private life was a disaster. On July 1976, she decided to leave Ike. At her 37, with an order in her life, Tina begun her life as an artist. She had three shows at the Ritz Hotel. Rod Stewart invited her to sing together "Hot Legs".
She became a star again. Tina also worked with Mick Jagger releasing together the single "Houky Tonk Woman". In 1983, the single "Let's Stay Together " was on 5th place in the British top. The Album "Private Dancer" was brought to Capital Records on April 1984.
Considered to be the queen of rock 'n 'roll music, Tina Turner is the most dynamic singer in the history of music. We may say she is a survivor.
Why is Tina Turner famous?
Tina Turner is a black woman known in the entire world because of her songs. She is a talented singer who released many songs which became hits. She is famous because of her amazing voice and because of her native talent.
Why do we love Tina Turner?
Tina Turner is one of the most loved singers from the entire world. We love her because is talented woman who made a big career. Also, we like Tina for her attitude.
- According to VH1, she is second on the list of Rock legends.
- In 2004, Rolling Stone Magazine ranked her #61 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.
- She has won eight Grammy Awards throughout her entire career so far.
- She has a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- She has been nominated for 18 Grammy Awards and has won 8 of the nominations.
- She has a highway named after her in Nutbush, Tennessee.
- She was born of African American, Navajo, and Cherokee ancestry.
- Her dominance in rock and roll earned her the title "Queen of Rock 'n' Roll".
- "As a child my grandmother used to tell us stories about the dead and the mystical."
- "For me the goddess is the female of God, She is powerful if different."
- "I am a practicing Buddhist. I have been for 25 years."
- "I believe in prayer and in strong belief."
Grammy Awards Won :
1971 Proud Mary - Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female
1984 Better Be Good to Me - Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female
1984 What's Love Got to Do with It - Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female
1984 What's Love Got to Do with It - Record Of The Year
1984 What's Love Got to Do with It - Song Of The Year
1985 One of the Living - Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female
1985 We Are the World - Best Pop Vocal Performance, Group
1985 We Are the World - Record of the Year
1986 Back Where You Started - Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female
1986 The Prince's Trust Fund Concert - Best Video, Long Form
1987 Tina Live in Europe (Album) - Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female.
- The Big T.N.T. Show (1966)
- It's Your Thing (1970)
- Gimme Shelter (1970)
- Taking Off (1971)
- Soul to Soul (1971)
- CS Blues (1972)
- Tommy (1975)
- Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978)
- Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
- What's Love Got to Do with It? (1993)
- Last Action Hero (1993)
- Ally McBeal (1997).
- "Proud Mary" (with Ike Turner)
- "What's Love Got to Do with It"
- "Better Be Good to Me"
- "Private Dancer"
- "We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)"
- "Typical Male"
- "I Don't Wanna Fight"
- "River Deep - Mountain High" (with Ike Turner)
- "Nutbush City Limits" (with Ike Turner)
- "Let's Stay Together"
- "What's Love Got to Do with It?"
- "The Best"
- "I Don't Wanna Lose You"
- "It Takes Two" (with Rod Stewart)
- "When the Heartache Is Over"
- "I Can't Stand the Rain"
- "One Of The Living"
- "Two People"
- "Cose Della Vita" (with Eros Ramazzotti).
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