Tina Turner

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Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
Artist Compilations: Ike & Tina Turner
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Biography

Anna Mae Bullock, 26 November 1939, Brownsville, Tennessee, USA. A singer while in her early teens, this enduring artist was a regular performer in St. Louis’ nightclubs when she was discovered in 1956 by guitarist Ike Turner. She joined his group as a backing singer, but quickly became the co-star and featured vocalist, a relationship sealed two years later with their marriage. Ike And Tina Turner was a highly successful act on the R&B circuit, before expanding their audience through a controversial liaison with producer Phil Spector on the 1966 single ‘River Deep - Mountain High’. They emerged as a leading pop/soul act during the late 60s/early 70s with tours in support of the Rolling Stones and hits with ‘Proud Mary’ (1971) and ‘Nutbush City Limits’ (1973). However, the relationship between husband and wife grew increasingly strained as Ike’s behaviour became irrational. Tina walked out of their professional and...

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