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Tina Turner Biography

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Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939) is a Grammy Award-winning American pop/rock singer, Buddhist and occasional actress. She was born of African American, Navajo, and Cherokee ancestry in the Haywood Memorial Hospital in Brownsville, Tennessee and raised in Nutbush, Tennessee. Tina Turner's dominance in rock and roll throughout the 1980s and 1990s, earned her the title "Queen of Rock & Roll" .

At age 16, she moved to St. Louis, Missouri and became well-known for her high energy performances with The Ike and Tina Turner Revue during the 1960s and 1970s. At the height of the revue's success, Tina Turner became as popular a live performer as other very popular live entertainers during her time such as James Brown.

Tina Turner was a very popular performer before she split with Ike Turner, but it was her solo comeback in the mid-1980s that propelled her to a level where she would become one of the most successful musicians and rock artists of all time, selling more concert tickets than any other female performer in history. Tina Turner is noted for her overpowering stage presence. Her physical trademarks are her long, well-proportioned legs, big hair, and raspy voice.

Throughout her career, Tina Turner has received many awards and honors. Tina possesses a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in the 1990s. In addition, she is a member of the St. Louis Walk of Fame. She is also the winner of seven Grammy Awards.

Her partner is German record executive Erwin Bach. Turner and Bach live together in Küsnacht, Zürich, Switzerland and Nice, France. She was a mezzo-soprano in her youth, and later developed into an alto

Throughout her extensive pop career, Tina Turner has embarked on six major tours. These tours are:
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