TINA TURNER: SIMPLY THE BEST
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The odds were against her. Child of sharecroppers in Boonesville, Tennessee. Abandoned by both parents after their divorce. Victim of domestic violence by her co-star and husband. Yet, Anna Mae Bullock would find her true self as Tina Turner and one day emerge as “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll”.
Humble beginnings as a housekeeper and nurse’s aide were left behind in 1957 when she teamed up with R and B King of Rhythms band singer, Ike Turner. The duo found fame with hits like “Proud Mary” during the sixties and early seventies. Divorce was precipitated by Ike’s adultery, drug use and violence at home. Learn how Tina prevailed then reached solo superstardom with songs like “What’s Love Got To Do With It” and “Private Dancer”. A high energy style and gravelly voice became her trademark. Twelve Grammy Awards including a Lifetime Achievement Award resulted. Her 1986 autobiography, “I, Tina”, was later turned into a movie. Almost eighty years young, Tina Turner has lived in Switzerland since 1994. No surprise that she has survived a stroke, cancer and kidney transplant. Her second husband was the donor.
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