Tina Turner is a singer and actress who came to fame in the 1960s. She performed and sang with her husband at the time, Ike Turner. Later on she pursued a solo career and saw a lot of success for her efforts.
In the Beginning
Tina was born on November 26, 1939 in Nutbush, Tennessee. Her parents were Zelma and Floyd Bullock who worked as poor sharecroppers. Early in Tina’s life her parents split up. Leaving Tina and her sister to be brought up by their grandmother. Her grandmother passed away in the 1950s. Tina than moved to St. Louis, Missouri to live with her mother.
Tina was barely in her teens when she became devoted to the R&B scene in St. Louis. She spent a lot of her time at the Club Manhattan. In 1956, she met Ike Turner who was a rock and roll legend at the time. Ike often played with the Kings of Rhythm at the club. Tina was soon performing with the group, and soon stole the show with her talent.
In 1960, Tina got her chance to shine. The singer for the Kings of Rhythm didn’t show up for the recording session. So, Tina sang the lead track called “A Fool in Love”. The record was then sent off to a radio station located in New York. It was released as “Ike and Tina Turner.” The song soon became a huge success, and even made its way into the pop charts too.
In the 1950s, Tina and her husband became known as the Tina Turner Revue. She shot to fame for her recordings and performances. When she began to pursue her solo career it was slow, but she saw success in her 1984 album Private Dancer.
Most Known For
Tina Turner is considered a rock and roll legend. She was always able to deliver chart topping albums on a pretty much regular basis. Her fame and talent soon had her elected to the Hall of Fame in 1991. Later on she became involved with a very spiritual project called Beyond.
Current Personal Life
Tina Turner still loves her work, and despite her age has even found love too. She married Erwic Bach in 2013. Who had been a longtime partner of hers and worked as a German record executive. It was in July of 2013 they two got married in Zurich, Switzerland a few months after Tina had received her Swiss citizenship.
Where Are They Now
Tina has never stopped doing what she loves. In 1996, she released Wildest Dreams and in 1999 released Twenty Four Seven. She even made a couple of recordings for film soundtracks. Including He Lives in You and Goldeneye. In 1991, she Tina and Ike Turner were elected into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Ike could not attend the ceremony due to serving time for drug possession. He passed away from an overdose in 2007.
To celebrate her successful career, in 2008 she went on her “Tina! 50th Anniversary Tour”. The tour soon became one of few of the highest selling ticketed shows in 2008 and 2009. Unfortunately, she announced it was going to be her last tour. She was going to be retiring from the music business, except for a few recordings and appearances. She did get involved with a project that involved chants and spiritual prayers by singers Dechan Shak-Dagsay and Regula Curti. She joined up with them for Beyond that was released in 2010. Along with a few follow up albums upon its release with Children Beyond in 2011 and Love Within released in 2014.