(Annie Mae Bullock;) Brownsville, 1938) American singer. He began his artistic career with her husband Ike Turner, forming a famous duo of soul (River deep, mountain high, 1966;) Proud Mary, 1970). After their separation in 1978, Tina continued his solo career, brilliant success thanks to the power and quality of his voice. Disk as Let's stay together (1983), Private dancer (1984), Break every rule (1986), Foreign affair (1989), Wildest dreams (1996) and Soul kiss (1998), among others, deserve numerous Grammy Awards; a just recognition of the work of this tireless Queen of rock.
Annie Bullock was already known with the stage name of Little Ann before marriage with Ike Turner, then a whole figure of black music in the city of St. Louis. At the end of the 1950s, they formed the duo Ike and Tina Turner, which would develop a successful artistic career from 1959 until 1973. Already in 1959 they released their first songs, but until 1961, none of their songs managed to get on national lists.
This year three of their songs reached the top 100, and critics praised them as the group with the greatest potential of the moment. The actions showed Ike as a great connoisseur of the tastes of the public who had managed to evolve from its early blues and adapt perfectly to the R & B that demanded new. Moreover, the Tina Turner sexy image, the quality of his voice and his absolute surrender onstage complemented IKE in perfect symbiosis; It was one of the best duos in the sixties.
In 1966 the theme River deep, mountain high, produced by Phil Spector, gave them a wide international projection. The following singles were kept in line of the couple and touring occurred just uninterrupted. However, on a personal level, the duo Turner didn't work as well, and end up spreading. Ike Turner was arrested on several occasions, accused of possession of narcotic drugs, and concerts are resented for their lack of concentration and its bad state of form. Halfway through the 1970s, Tina took the decision to separate personal and professionally of the until then your husband and start her own artistic career.
Everything seemed to indicate that it was Ike Turner who was best able to overcome the professional slump, but the facts would take care to deny it. In 1975, Tina participated in Tommy, the Who film, and recorded the album Acid Queen, with little commercial success. The same fate was his next work, Rough (1979). Seemingly condemned to the oldiescircuit, his career began to revive when she was invited in 1982 to put her voice on a version of the B.E.F. group, which would also produce a version of the song Ball of confusion Let´s stay together (1983), of Al Green.
But the important event of 1982 was the success of the album let's dance: produced with the support of David Bowie, was the return of Tina to superstar status. His place in the forefront of international music was definitely consolidated with the overwhelming triumph of her album Private Dancer (1984), which at beginning of the Decade of the 1990s were sold more than ten million copies. His fame would continue to grow after interpreting a role in the film Mad Max II. Its simple We need another hero don´t was included in the soundtrack of the film.
His next success was Break every rule (1986), an album in which were present guests from the likes of Phil Collins or Steve Winwood and followed a tour of fourteen months around the world. In 1988 saw the light Live in Europe, with important partners such as Eric Clapton, David Bowie, Bryan Adams and the bluesman Robert Cray. In 1989 returned to destroy half the world lists with the LP Foreign affair, containing simple as The best or I don´t wanna lose You, and entered the 1990s with new million-dollar sales.
Simply the best - Compilation was released in 1991 and What´s love got to do with it in 1993; They maintained the musical line and the image that have always characterized it. Despite the rumors about his possible retirement, the international tours are happening, and in 1995 he played the main theme of the film Golden eye, a new installment of the series, James Bond. At the beginning of April 1996 is released the album Wildest dreams (recorded in the United Kingdom under the production of Trevor Horn), anticipation of his British tour .
With more than sixty years and still in top form, Tina Turner announced its withdrawal in the summer of the year 2000 from his residence in Zurich (Switzerland). Before the final goodbye conducted an extensive tour of farewell that toured the United States and several European countries: a total of 95 performances in which the electrifying singer from Tennessee demonstrated its inexhaustible ability to excite the public.