About Tina Turner
Born on November 26, 1939 in Nutbush, Tennessee Tina Turner became a star performing with husband, Ike Turner. She divorced him in 1978, after years of abuse, and reinvented herself as a solo performer. She’s had a number one hit with “What’s Love Got to Do With It,” acted in a “Mad Max” film, and recorded a James Bond theme. Now semi-retired, she still tours and enjoys her position as rock royalty.
“There is no strict regimen that says when you are in your late 40s you cannot wear a minidress.”
“Love is inside of us. Everyone has it deep within. We can learn to connect with it and how to use it.”\
“The compassion of heart takes the fear away and gives inner strength. It is vital to educate the heart. Go beyond yourself. The true meaning of life is love. The true meaning of life is love in action by giving you fine true happiness.”
“Without Love and Care, we cannot survive. Without Loving Action, we miss the meaning of life.”
““If you are unhappy with anything…..whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it. Because you’ll find that when you are free, your true creativity, your true self comes out”.
“”I will never give in to old age until I become old. And I am not old yet!”
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
“”Spirituality comes from a place inside of you. I don’t know where it is, I wish I would. You have to use your imagination. You have to make a connection, to become one to one with the body and the mind.”
– Tina Turner
Born Anna Mae Bullock on the 26th of November 1939 in Nutbush, Tennessee. Turner is of African American, Navajo, and Cherokee ancestry and was raised in St. Louis by her mother. It was there that she met rock and roll pioneer Ike Turner. The two achieved considerable success as a rhythm-and-blues vocal duo and became known for their electrifying stage and television performances. However, after years of abuse, the marriage and professional partnership was officially dissolved in 1976.
After a slow start, Turner’s solo career took off with a remake of Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” in 1983. Her much anticipated solo album, “Private Dancer“, won four Grammy Awards and sold well over 20 million copies worldwide. Subsequent albums include “Break Every Rule” (1986), “Tina Live in Europe” (1988, Grammy for Female Rock Vocal Performance) and “Foreign Affair“, which included the hit single “(Simply) The Best.” In the 1990s, she released “Wildest Dreams” and “Twenty Four Seven“.
Turner also launched an acting career, appearing in the films “Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdrome” starring Mel Gibson and “The Last Action Hero” with Arnold Schwarzenegger.
She has also made several recordings for soundtracks, including “We Don’t Need Another Hero,” “Goldeneye,” and “He Lives In You” for “The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride“.
In 1993, Turner’s best-selling 1986 autobiography “I, Tina” was made into the motion picture “What’s Love Got to Do with It?” starring Angela Bassett.
Her soundtrack for the movie went double platinum in the U.S.
In 1986, Turner moved to Europe to live with German-born EMI record company executive Erwin Bach. She now splits her time between England, Switzerland, and France.
In 2013 she marries Erwin Bach. She lives in Switzerland now.
Though she is now semi-retired, Turner does make rare appearances and recordings. She returned to the stage in 2008 to embark on her “Tina!: 50th Anniversary Tour.” It became one of the highest-selling ticketed shows of 2008 and 2009.
Her latest achievement is the Beyond project. Tina Turner is a buddhist and always lived a spiritual life. She once said that her biggest wish was to become a spiritual leader.
In September 2015 it was announced that Joop van den Ende, the famous Dutch producer, is going to create a musical about Tina Turner. This is the first musical that Tina Turner herself approved.
The musical will première in London in March 2018.