Tina Turner is a name of one of the queens of American music scene. She is an eight time Grammy Award-winner singer-songwriter, dancer, sex symbol, best selling author and an NAACP Image Award winning actress. She was born as Anna Mae Bullock, on the cold days of November 26, 1939.
Tina Turner is also a name of the consistent success, popularity, rule and undoubtedly the great and consistent contribution to the rock music. She has gathered an international level of fame and respect, due to her great and energetic stage presence.
She is also famous for her powerful vocals, and a must watch huge Rock concerts. She has not only presented the musical gifts in the rock only, but she has also performed R&B, soul, dance and pop music. She has the honor of being in the Rolling Stone's list of The Immortals.
The world tour of turner titled Break Every Rule had a record breaking ticket sales and it was experienced by more than four million fans.
Turner had also beaten up The Rolling Stones, as she had played her music in front of four million people in the year of 1990, during a tour of Europe in only six months period.
The 1996 titled Wildest Dreams Tour was presented to 3.5 million fans and then her next tour of 2000; named Twenty Four Seven Tour had seen the packed stadiums all over the world.
Turner had decided on the great demand of the fans to have another round of shows in the present year of 2008, the show has a title Tina: Live in Concert Tour. Quite interestingly the latest tour has again proved to be the highest selling tickets.
Turner was born in the town of Nutbush of Tennessee, and she was the daughter of Zelma, a factory worker, and Floyd Richard Bullock, who was a Baptist deacon, farm overseer and factory worker.
Her mother had a half Cherokee Indian blood, with the blend of European touch. Turner had got her early education from the Flag Grove School in Haywood County of Tennessee.
Turner and her sister, Allene, grew up with their grandmother after the split between their parents; she was only ten at the time. Later, they had moved from Nutbush to St. Louis to reunite with their mother in 1956.
The biography of the singer tells us that she had enjoyed a great stardom, during the period of 1960s and into the 1970s. Tina had developed a unique stage persona as a singer-dancer-performer which used to thrill the audiences of the group's live concerts.
Tina and the Revue's backup singers, The Ikettes, wove intricate and electrifying dance routines into their performances and influenced many other artists including Mick Jagger.It was in the mid-1970s, Turner had started seeing a problem in her personal life and marriage began to deteriorate.
At one time, it was supposed that her career was in great danger, due to all the stuff, but she had faced the worst scenarios with dignity and pride, and had really captured the hearts of the music lovers for all the time to come.