The legend that we know as Tina Turner is 79 years old today.
Turner was born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939 in Nutbush, Tennessee.
After her grandmother’s death, Turner and her sister relocated to live with their mother in St. Louis, shortly after her grandmother’s death. It was in St. Louis, that Turner and her sister visited the local nightclub circuit where Turner caught the attention of local heart throb Ike Turner. She was called to sing on stage with Ike’s band, Ike Turner King’s of Rhythm. And from there her life forever changed.
In 1960, the world was introduced to Tina Turner after her first recorded single “Fool in Love,” sprinted up the charts.
She is one of the most successful women in music. Her career has spanned over 5 decades, with 200 million record sales and a plethora of awards, including 12 Grammys, three American music awards, and Kennedy Center honor.
Her life, though intertwined with tragedy and triumph, shows the power of the human spirit.
Happy birthday queen Tina!
Celebrating the Queen of Rock’n’Roll today. Happy birthday Tina! ✨
A post shared by Tina Turner (@tinaturner) on Nov 25, 2018 at 10:47pm PST
Let’s give praise and admiration to the singer who has given us so much in her gifts over the years!