Anna Mae Bullock was born at Nutbush, Tennessee on November 26, 1939. As a child she sang in the local Baptist Church and as a preteen, worked as a domestic servant and dreamed of being a nurse. Ending her teens she was discovered by Ike Turner and soon was propelled as the star of the Ike and Tina Turner Revue. Known as “The Queen of Rock,” Tina would sell more than 200 million recordings worldwide and more tickets than any other solo concert performer in music industry history.
In the 60’s, Tina Turner introduced America to a her kind of rock as she exploded on the Hit Parade with “A Fool in Love,” “It’s Gonna Work Out Fine,” “River Deep, Mountain High,” “I Want to Take You Higher,” “Proud Mary” and “Nutbush City Limits.” In the 1980’s, “Let’s Stay Together” and “What’s Love Got To Do With It,” “Better Be Good To Me,” “Private Dancer,” “We Don’t Need Another Hero,” “One of the Living,” “It’s Only Love,” “Typical Male” and “What You Get Is What You See Get.” “River Deep, Mountain High,” “Proud Mary” and “What’s Love Go To Do With It” each named to the Grammy Hall of Fame.
While Tina Turner has homes in various countries, having lived in Switzerland since 1994, she became a citizen of that country in 2013.
Tina Turner is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991.