Tina Turner / singer, USA
Tina Turner born as Anne Mae Bullock on November 26th, 1939 in Nutbush (Tennessee). As a child she sings in a church choir and meets in 1958 in St. Louis (Missouri) Ike Turner. In his band “Kings of Rhythm” she starts her career as a singer. First as a background singer, she jumps in as a lead singer recording the song “A Fool in Love”. After the single turned a commercial success the band, renamed Ike & Tina Turner, starts touring the US, Europe and Australia.
In 1962, Ike and Tina Turner marry in Mexico. The big breakthrough is achieved by Tina Turner as a solo singer with the single “River Deep, Mountain High (1966)” and as a band with “Nutbush City Limits (1973)”.
In 1975 she plays the Acid Queen in the rock opera “Tommy”. 1978 follows the artistic separation and a divorce from Ike Turner. After her records are unsuccessful in the late 1970s, she manages a comeback with a cover version of the Al Green song “Let’s Stay Together”. The album “Private Dancer”, released in 1984, is her most successful album and her worldwide breakthrough as a solo artist.
Another highlight in her career is her part in the movie “Madmax – Thunder Dome Afterlife (1985)” with the title song “We Do not Need Another Hero” sung by her.
For many decades Tina Turner has been living in Europe, first in Cologne and since 1994 in Switzerland. In 2013 she becomes a Swiss citizen and marries her longtime partner, the German music manager Erwin Bach. Tina Turner lives in Küsnacht on Lake Zurich.