Tina Turner

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Tina Turner
Background information
Birth name Anna Mae Bullock
Also known as Tina Turner
Born November 26, 1939 (1939-11-26) (age 75)
Nutbush, Tennessee, United States
Genres R&B, soul, rock 'n' roll, pop, rock, dance
Occupations Singer, songwriter, dancer, actress
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1958–present
Labels Capitol, EMI, Parlophone, Virgin
Associated acts Ike & Tina Turner, Bryan Adams

Anna Mae Bullock, better known by her stage name Tina Turner (born November 26, 1939) is a singer, dancer and entertainer. She was born an raised in the United States, but is now a Swiss citizen. Her success and popularity in rock music has given her the nickname, "queen of rock".[1][2][3][4] She is known worldwide for her overpowering and energetic stage presence,[2] powerful vocals, ground-breaking concerts[5] as well as for her long, well-proportioned legs that are considered the most famous in show business.[5][6] She was listed on Rolling Stone's list The Immortals – The Greatest Artists of All Time. Turner is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee,.[7] Two of her recordings are in the Grammy Hall of Fame: "River Deep - Mountain High" (1999) and "Proud Mary" (2003).[8] Phil Spector produced her River Deep - Mountain High recording.[9] Turner has won eight Grammy Awards.[10] She is a Buddhist.[11]

On January 25, 2013, it was announced that Turner had applied for Swiss citizenship and would renounce her U.S. citizenship.[12][13] She became a citizen of Switzerland on April 22, 2013.[14]

References[change | change source]

  1. Rafferty, Terrence (2008-07-27). "Tina Turner: Queen of Rock 'n' Roll". New York Times. http://movies.nytimes.com/movie/50095/Tina-Turner-Queen-of-Rock-n-Roll/overview. Retrieved 2008-10-27.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Wolman, Baron. "Gallery of The Popular Image". San Francisco Art Exchange. http://www.sfae.com/index.php?action=gallery&status=show_product&ID=549&PHPSESSID=e167966844d1d18c37. Retrieved 2008-10-27.
  3. "Tina Turner: Queen of Rock 'n' Roll (1984)". New York Times. http://movies.nytimes.com/movie/50095/Tina-Turner-Queen-of-Rock-n-Roll/overview. Retrieved 2208-09-03.
  4. "Tina Turner on Stage". San Francisco Art Exchange. http://www.sfae.com/index.php?action=gallery&status=show_product&ID=549&PHPSESSID=e167966844d1d18c37. Retrieved 2008-09-03.
  5. 5.0 5.1 http://tinaturner-fanclub.com/ Tina Turner International fanclub: Biography
  6. "President Welcomes Kennedy Center Honorees to the White House". Whitehouse.gov. 2005-12-04. http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news/releases/2005/12/20051204.html. Retrieved 2008-10-27.
  7. "Ike and Tina Turner". Rockhall.com. http://www.rockhall.com/inductee/ike-and-tina-turner. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
  8. "Grammy Hall of Fame Award:Past Recipients". The Recording Academy. http://www.grammy.com/Recording_Academy/Awards/Hall_of_Fame/#p. Retrieved 2008-09-03.
  9. Hear Tina Turner (music and interviews) on the Pop Chronicles (1969).
  10. "Amway Global to be Presenting Sponsor of 'Tina Turner Live in Concert' 2008". Reuters.com. 2008-07-10. http://www.reuters.com/article/pressRelease/idUS169798+10-Jul-2008+PRN20080710. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
  11. Nichiren Buddhism
  12. "Tina Turner Becoming Swiss Citizen, Giving Up U.S. Passport". January 25, 2013. http://foxnews.com/entertainment/2013/01/25/tina-turner-becoming-swiss-citizen-giving-up-us-passport/. Retrieved January 26, 2013.
  13. "Tina Turner 'to become Swiss, give up US passport'". France 24. 25 January 2013. http://mobile.france24.com/en/20130125-tina-turner-become-swiss-give-us-passport. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
  14. "Hier besorgt sich Tina Turner den Schweizer Pass". Blick. April 23, 2013. http://www.blick.ch/people-tv/schweiz/hier-besorgt-sich-tina-turner-den-schweizer-pass-id2281138.html. Retrieved April 24, 2013.