Tina Turner

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Tina Turner
Tina Turner 50th Anniversary Tour.jpg
Turner performing in 2009
Background information
Birth nameAnna Mae Bullock
Also known asTina Turner
Born (1939-11-26) November 26, 1939 (age 80)
Nutbush, Tennessee, U.S.
GenresR&B, soul, rock 'n' roll, pop, rock, dance
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, dancer, actress
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1958–present
LabelsCapitol, EMI, Parlophone, Virgin
Associated actsIke & Tina Turner, Bryan Adams

Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock; November 26, 1939) is an American-born Swiss singer-songwriter, actress, dancer and entertainer. Her success, dominance, popularity and consistent contributions to the rock music genre got her the title, "The Queen of Rock & Roll".[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] and she is also represented in the Grammy Hall of Fame by two of her recordings: "River Deep - Mountain High" (1999) and "Proud Mary" (2003).[8] Turner has won eight Grammy Awards.[9] She is a Buddhist.[10]

Turner has been living in the lake house Château Algonquin in Küsnacht, near to Zürich, since 1994.[11][12][13]

In April 2013, Turner became a Swiss citizen and renounced her American citizenship.[14][15]

In 2013, three weeks after her wedding to Erwin Bach, she suffered a stroke and had to learn to walk again.

In 2016, she was diagnosed with intestinal cancer. Turner used homeopathic remedies to treat her high blood pressure but caused kidney failure. Her chances of receiving a kidney were low, and she was urged to start dialysis. Turner wanted to commit assisted suicide, but her husband donated his kidney in April 2017.[16][17]

References[change | change source]

  1. Rafferty, Terrence (2008-07-27). "Tina Turner: Queen of Rock 'n' Roll". New York Times. Retrieved 2008-10-27.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Wolman, Baron. "Gallery of The Popular Image". San Francisco Art Exchange. Retrieved 2008-10-27.
  3. "Tina Turner: Queen of Rock 'n' Roll (1984)". New York Times. Retrieved 2208-09-03. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. "Tina Turner on Stage". San Francisco Art Exchange. 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. Retrieved 2008-10-27.
  7. "Ike and Tina Turner". Rockhall.com. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
  8. "Grammy Hall of Fame Award:Past Recipients". The Recording Academy. Retrieved 2008-09-03.
  9. https://www.grammy.com/grammys/artists/tina-turner
  10. Nichiren Buddhism
  11. "Dreams Come True". The Oprah Winfrey Show. February 24, 2005.
  12. "Biography". International Tina Turner Fan Club. 2007.
  13. "Ike and Tina Turner Marriage Profile". About.com.
  14. Fabian Zürcher (April 23, 2013). "Hier besorgt sich Tina Turner den Schweizer Pass". Blick. Retrieved April 24, 2013.
  15. "Tina Turner Renounces U.S. Citizenship for Swiss". Atlanta Black Star. January 26, 2013. Retrieved October 4, 2013.
  16. Kelly, Emma (October 6, 2018). "Tina Turner considered assisted suicide before husband donated his kidney to her". Metro.
  17. Runtagh, Jordan (October 5, 2018). "Tina Turner Reveals She Underwent a Life-Saving Kidney Transplant — and Husband Was the Donor". People.