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Tina Turner

Tina Turner

Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock; November 26, 1939) is an American singer and actress whose career has spanned more than 50 years, earning her widespread recognition and numerous awards. Turner started out her music career with husband Ike Turner as a member of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue. Success followed with a string of notable hits including "River Deep – Mountain High" (1966) and "Proud Mary" (1971). With the publication of her autobiography I, Tina in 1986, Turner revealed severe instances of domestic violence against her by Ike Turner prior to their 1976 split and subsequent 1978 divorce. Turner was raised a Baptist but converted to Buddhism and credits the spiritual chants with giving her the strength she needed to get through difficult times. After virtually disappearing from the music scene for several years following her divorce from Ike Turner, she rebuilt her career, launching another series of hits starting in 1983 with the single "Let's Stay Together" and the 1984 release of her fifth solo album Private Dancer.. Anna Mae Bullock was born in Nutbush, an unincorporated area in Haywood County, Tennessee, on November 26, 1939, the daughter of Zelma Bullock (née Currie), a factory worker, and Floyd Richard Bullock, a Baptist deacon, farm overseer, and factory worker. She long believed her mother had significant Native American ancestry, specifically Navajo and Cherokee; however, a DNA test showed her to be 66% African American, 33% European and 1% Native American. She attended the local Flag Grove School, the land for which had been sold below market value to the school trustees by her great-great-uncle in 1889. Ann's older sister was named (Ruby) Aillene. As a young girl, she recalls her and her sister having a job as sharecroppers picking up cotton with their parents. For a time during World War II, their parents relocated to Knoxville, Tennessee to do factory work. By the time of their return to Nutbush, they separated and later divorced following an abusive marriage. Zelma Bullock later relocated to St. Louis, Missouri. Floyd Bullock moved to Detroit, Michigan and later settled in California.. Ann and her sister relocated to Brownsville, Tennessee where they were raised by their grandmother. She performed on several talent shows as a child and sang at her church choir. She was raised Baptist and lived most of her childhood as a tomboy participating in her high school's basketball team. When she was 14, she began work as a domestic for a family in Ripley. This continued until she was 16, when her half-sister Evelyn was killed in a car crash, followed by the death of her grandmother around the same time. After her mother returned from St. Louis to attend her funeral, she invited her daughter to move with her in St. Louis, where Ann and her sister reunited. In St. Louis, she attended Sumner High School. She graduated in 1958 and subsequently found work as a nurse's aide at Barnes-Jewish Hospital....
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Tina Turner - The Collected Recordings: 60s to 90sThe Collected Recordings: 60s to 90s, Compilation albumAll That Glitters, Compilation albumTina Turner - Private DancerPrivate Dancer, AlbumTina Turner - Tina Turner Sings CountryTina Turner Sings Country, AlbumTina Turner - Tina Turns the Country OnTina Turns the Country OnTina Turner - What's Love Got to Do With ItWhat's Love Got to Do With It, Soundtrack (1983)Tina Turner - We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome), Single (1984)Better Be Good To Me (12" Dance Version), Single (1984)Tina Turner - Mad Max Beyond ThunderdomeMad Max Beyond Thunderdome, LP (1984)Tina Turner - Break Every RuleBreak Every Rule, Album (1985)Tina Turner - Stand by Your ManStand by Your Man, Album (1986)Tina Turner - Tina Live in EuropeTina Live in Europe, Live Album (1987)Tina Turner - Foreign AffairForeign Affair, Album (1989)Tina Turner - The Best of Ike & Tina TurnerThe Best of Ike & Tina Turner, Compilation album (1989)Tina Turner - Country My WayCountry My Way, Compilation album (1989)Tina Turner - Soul DeepSoul Deep, Compilation album (1990)Tina Turner - Simply the BestSimply the Best, Compilation album (1991)Tina Turner - Why Must We Wait Until TonightWhy Must We Wait Until Tonight, Single (1992)Tina Turner - I Don't Wanna FightI Don't Wanna Fight, Single (1992)Tina Turner - The Collected Recordings - Sixties to NinetiesThe Collected Recordings - Sixties to Nineties, Limited Edition (1994)Tina Turner - GoldenEyeGoldenEye, Single (1994)Tina Turner - Golden EyeGolden Eye, Single (1994)Tina Turner - RoughRough, Album (1994)Tina Turner - Whatever You WantWhatever You Want, Single (1995)Tina Turner - On Silent WingsOn Silent Wings, Single (1995)Tina Turner - Acid QueenAcid Queen, Album (1995)Tina Turner - Wildest DreamsWildest Dreams, Album (1996)Tina Turner - Love ExplosionLove Explosion, Album (1996)Tina Turner - In Your Wildest DreamsIn Your Wildest Dreams, Single (1997)Tina Turner - When the Heartache Is OverWhen the Heartache Is Over, Single (1998)Tina Turner - Twenty Four SevenTwenty Four Seven, Album (1998)Tina Turner - Greatest Hits' 2000Greatest Hits' 2000, Compilation album (1999)Tina Turner - One Last Time Live!One Last Time Live! (2001)Tina Turner - I Want to Take You HigherI Want to Take You Higher, Compilation album (2001)Tina Turner - Tina Turner Goes CountryTina Turner Goes Country, Compilation album (2002)Tina Turner - All the Invisible ChildrenAll the Invisible Children, Single (2004)Tina Turner - One Last Time Live in ConcertOne Last Time Live in Concert, Live Album (2004)Tina Turner - Soul Deep (disc 3)Soul Deep (disc 3), Compilation album (2004)Tina Turner - All the BestAll the Best, Compilation album (2004)Tina Turner - Tina Turner- All The Best- The Live CollectionTina Turner- All The Best- The Live Collection (2004)Tina Turner - All the Best the HitsAll the Best the Hits, Compilation album (2005)Tina Turner - Tina!: Her Greatest HitsTina!: Her Greatest Hits, LP (2008)
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