Simply The Best Legendary Performer.
Tina Turner was born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939, in Nutbush, Tennessee.
In the 1950s, she began performing with musician Ike Turner. They become known as the Ike and Tina Turner Revue. The group received much acclaim for their live performances and songs, including the hit song, “Proud Mary.”
After years of domestic abuse, Tina left Ike in the late 1970s. They were married from 1962 to 1978.
Turner published her autobiography, I, Tina, in 1986. The book was adapted as the 1993 film What’s Love Got to Do with It, starring Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne.
In 1991, Tina and Ike were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Ike was unable to attend as he was serving time for drug possession. He died of an overdose in 2007.
Tina Turner was honored with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018.
She has been married to Erwin Bach since July 2013.
While her solo career got off to a slow start, Turner eventually achieved massive success. Her 1984 album titled Private Dancer featured the hits, “What’s Love Got to Do With It,” which reached No. 1 on the U.S. pop charts, “Better Be Good to Me,” and the title track.
Turner, who was in her mid-40s, became recognized not only for her energetic performances and hit records, but also for her signature look: short skirts that exposed her famous legs and voluminous, spiked hair.
In 1985, Turner performed on the big screen with actor Mel Gibson in the film Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. Turner contributed the pop song “We Don’t Need Another Hero” the film’s soundtrack.