What’s Love Got to Do with It was later used as the title of a loosely based biographical film adapted from her autobiography. In addition to her musical career, Turner has also experienced success in films, including a role in the 1975 rock musical Tommy, a starring role alongside Mel Gibson in the 1985 action film Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, and a cameo role in the 1993 film Last Action Hero.
One of the world’s best-selling music artists of all time, she has also been referred to as The Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Turner has been termed the most successful female Rock ‘n’ Roll artist,receiving eleven Grammy Awards, including eight competitive awards and three Grammy Hall of Fame awards.
Turner has also sold more concert tickets than any other solo performer in history. Her combined album and single sales total approximately 100 million copies worldwide, making her one of the biggest selling females in music history. She is noted for her energetic stage presence,powerful vocals, and career longevity.
In 2008, Turner returned from semi-retirement to embark on her Tina!: 50th Anniversary Tour. Turner’s tour became one of the highest selling ticketed shows of 2008–09. Rolling Stone ranked her no. 63 on their 100 greatest artists of all time.In 1991, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Turner was born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939, in Nutbush, an unincorporated area in Haywood County, Tennessee. Her parents were Zelma Priscilla (née Currie) and Floyd Richard Bullock.
Anna was born at Poindexter Farm on Highway 180, where her father worked as an overseer of the sharecroppers. She is of African-American descent, with some European ancestry. When she appeared on the PBS documentary African American Lives 2, results of blood tests, as revealed by host Henry Louis Gates, showed her to have 1% Native American ancestry.
She had an older sister, Ruby Aillene. As young children, Anna Mae and Aillene were separated when their parents relocated to Knoxville, Tennessee to do work at a defense facility during World War II.Anna went to stay with her strict, religious paternal grandparents, Alex and Roxanna Bullock, who were deacon and deaconess at the Woodlawn Missionary Baptist Church, which was located on Woodlawn Road off Highway 19.
After the war, the sisters reunited with their parents and moved with them to Knoxville, Tennessee. Two years later, the family returned to Nutbush to live in the Flagg Grove community, where Anna attended Flagg Grove Elementary School from first through eighth grade. In 1889, her great-great uncle had sold the land on which the school was built to the school trustees.
As a youngster, Anna sang in the church choir at Nutbush’s Spring Hill Baptist Church. When she was 11, her mother ran off without warning, seeking freedom from the abusive relationship with Floyd Bullock.
Zelma relocated to St. Louis to live with Anna Mae’s great-aunt. When Anna was 13, her father married another woman, and moved to Detroit.
She and her sister were sent to live with their grandmother Georgeanna in Brownsville. She later stated in her memoir I, Tina that she felt her mother had not loved her and that she “wasn’t wanted”, stating further that her mother had planned to leave her father when she was pregnant with her. “She was a very young woman who didn’t want another kid”, she said. As a preteen, Anna Mae worked as a domestic worker for the Henderson family.
A self-professed tomboy, she joined both the cheerleading squad and the female basketball team at Carver High School in Brownsville, and “socialized every chance she got”.
When she was 16, her grandmother died suddenly. After the funeral, Anna went to live with her mother in St. Louis, Missouri, where she was reunited with her sister. There, she graduated from Sumner High School in 1958. After her graduation, she worked as a nurse’s aide at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, and dreamed of becoming a nurs
Awards and accolades
Main article: List of awards received by Tina Turner
Turner was listed at the 17th place on Rolling Stone’s list “The 100 Greatest Singers of All Time”. Turner is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and three of her recordings, “River Deep – Mountain High” (1999), “Proud Mary” (2003) and “What’s Love Got to Do with It” (2012) are in the Grammy Hall of Fame. Turner has won eight Grammy Awards.
Bryan Adams, who performed with her on the Private Dancer Tour, praised Turner’s live performances, saying: “I never saw Tina walk through a performance, she always put on a great show, and was gracious and grateful to her audience.
When Turner became a recipient of the 2005 Kennedy Center Honors, her legs were noted specifically by President George W. Bush. At the age of 73, Turner became the oldest person to be on the front cover of Vogue magazine, surpassing Meryl Streep who covered American Vogue in 2012 aged 62.Turner has her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the St. Louis Walk of Fame.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pages: 1 2