Tina Turner, the legendary singer-songwriter referred to as the “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” has died. “Tina Turner, the ‘Queen of Rock’n Roll’ has died peacefully at this time on the age of 83 after an extended sickness in her residence in Küsnacht close to Zurich, Switzerland,” her household mentioned in an announcement Wednesday (Might 24). “Together with her, the world loses a music legend and a task mannequin.”
Born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939 in Brownsville, Tennessee, Turner grew up singing in her church choir as a younger lady. She spent most of her childhood and teenage years dwelling together with her grandparents, and labored as a nurse’s aide in St. Louis after graduating from highschool. Within the mid-Fifties, Turner and her sister started frequenting the nightclub scene within the St. Louis space, the place she met Ike Turner enjoying together with his band the Kings of Rhythm. She started performing with the band as a backup vocalist however turned the star of the present simply two years later, adopting the stage title Tina Turner. The couple discovered success in 1960 with ‘A Idiot in Love’, which hit No. 2 on the Scorching R&B Sides chart and No. 27 on the Billboard Scorching 100.
Within the late ’60s, Ike and Tina Turner started incorporating extra rock into their music, and in 1971 scored their greatest hit with their cowl of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s ‘Proud Mary’. By the mid-Nineteen Seventies, nonetheless, Ike’s dependancy to cocaine put a pressure on his relationship with Tina, who later revealed Ike was abusive all through their marriage. She left him in 1976, and their divorce was finalized two years later. Turner’s first solo album, Tina Turns the Nation On!, got here out in 1973, and was adopted by a number of albums for United Artists in the course of the Nineteen Seventies.
In 1984, Turner returned with Personal Dancer, which got here to be referred to as her comeback album. ‘What’s Love Bought to Do With It’, its second single, turned her first and solely No. 1 hit on the Billboard Scorching 100. In 1986, Turner printed her bestselling memoir, I, Tina, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame with Ike Turner in 1991. In 2018, her work was tailored into the jukebox musical Tina. Turner launched a complete of 9 albums, received twelve Grammys together with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and holds the report because the eighth best-selling feminine artist of all time throughout all genres.