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Tina Turner

She was born November 26th, 1939. 1)

Real Name

Anna Mae Bullock is her real name. 2)


Tina Turner was born in the town of Nutbush, Tennessee. 3)


She is of African-American heritage, with roughly 33% European and 1% Native American background. 4)

Relantionship With Parents

Tina Turner's mother abandoned her when she was eleven years old in order to flee the terrible relationship she had with the singer's father. 5)


She used to be a member of Brownsville's Carver High School's female basketball team. 6)

Ike Turner

When she was 17 years old, she snatched the microphone from Ike Turner's hands and “blew” the crowd's mind when she began singing in a club. Ike Turner was taken aback by her voice. 7)

First Song

The first song she recorded with Ike was “A Fool in Love,” which was released in July 1960. 8)


She and Ike fell in love and married in Tijuana in 1962. 9)


She used food stamps, stayed with friends, and performed tiny clubs to pay off bills for over two years following her divorce. 10)


In 1971, she converted to Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism. Nam Myoho Renge Kyo was a spiritual mantra that helped her persevere in tough times. 11)

Solo Career

Her solo career began in 1983, with the publication of the smash single “Let's Stay Together”. 12)

Biographical Film

In 1993, a biographical film titled “What's Love Got to Do with It?” was released. In the film, we see all of the obstacles she had to face in order to become the woman she is today. 13)

Grammy Awards

She has received 12 Grammy Awards. She is the first female musician to have received simultaneous Grammy nods for pop, rock, and R&B. 14)

Rolling Stone

Tina Turner was placed 63rd on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 greatest musicians of all time. 15)

tina_turner.txt · Last modified: 2021/08/18 04:45 by eziothekilla34