TINA’S HISTORY

TINA’S HISTORY

Discover Tina’s History: From humble beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee – to her meteoric rise to undisputed Queen of Rock and Roll.

    1939

    Born in Tennessee

    Born Anna-Mae Bullock in Nutbush, Tennessee on 26th November, to parents Zelma Priscilla and Floyd Richard Bullock.

    1950

    Tina Lives with her Grandmother

    When Anna-Mae is 11, her mother Zelma leaves her abusive relationship with Tina’s father and moves to St Louis. Her father Richard remarries and leaves Anna-Mae in the care of her grandmother.

    1956

    Tina Moves to St Louis

    When Anna-Mae is 16, she moves to St Louis to join her mother and sister Alline.

    TINA MEETS IKE TURNER

    At Club Manhattan, Ike Turner asks Anna-Mae to join him on stage and sing with his band, The Kings of
    Rhythm. He’s so impressed with her voice, he asks her to join the band as its first female member.

    1960

    The Start of the ‘Ike and Tina Turner Revue’

    Ike renames his band – and also renames Anna-Mae: ‘Tina Turner’.

    1962

    Ike and Tina Marry in Tijuana

    Despite enduring physical abuse, Tina marries Ike in Tijuana, Mexico.

    Used to advertise shows in the 60's

    1966

    River Deep, Mountain High

    Phil Spector features Tina’s voice alongside his famous ‘Wall Of Sound’. The track becomes a huge hit in Europe and awards Tina international fame.

    Ike and Tina are asked by the Rolling Stones to be the opening act on their UK tour.

    1968

    Tina Attempts Suicide

    After enduring years of abuse, Tina attempts to take her own life by swallowing 50 pills of Valium.

    1969

    Tina’s 1st Solo Grammy Nomination

    Tina is Grammy-nominated for Best R&B Vocal Performance on the Revue’s track – The Hunter.

    1971

    Proud Mary

    Tina and Ike record Proud Mary, one of Tina’s most recognizable hits, and earn the duo a Grammy Award for Best R&B performance.

    1973

    Nutbush City Limits

    Tina writes her first original song, which becomes internationally renowned. It is also the final hit for Tina with the Ike and Tina Turner Revue.

    1975

    The Acid Queen

    Tina takes on her first film role, playing ‘The Acid Queen’ in the The Who’s Tommy.

    1976

    Tina Leaves Ike

    Tina finally decides to flee the marriage.

    During the divorce, Tina asks for nothing, except for the right to keep the use of her stage name – Tina Turner.

    1983

    Let’s Stay Together

    Tina records Lets Stay Together at Abbey Road Studios in London. The song is an overnight hit.

    1984

    Private Dancer

    Tina tops the Billboard Charts in the US with her album Private Dancer.

    Rolling Stone magazine features Tina on their front cover.

    1985

    Grammy Awards

    Tina is awarded four Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year for What’s Love Got to Do with It.

     

    Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome

    Tina stars opposite Mel Gibson as ‘Aunt Entity’ in Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome, as well as recording the title track for the film. She is awarded with the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress.

    1986

    I, Tina

    Tina publishes her autobiography I, Tina.

    Tina is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

    1988

    Break Every Rule Tour

    Performing alongside Paul McCartney, Tina plays in front of 188,000 fans at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, one of the largest concert crowds recorded in the 20th century.

    1991

    Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

    Ike and Tina are inducted by the academy into the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

    1993

    What’s Love Got to Do with It

    Tina’s autobiography, I,Tina, is turned into a feature film starring Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne. Both actors receive Academy Award-nominations for Best Actor and Actress for their portrayals of Ike and Tina, respectively. Bassett also wins the Golden Globe for Best Actress.

    1994

    Europe

    Tina moves to Switzerland with her partner Erwin Bach, a German music executive, who is noted as being instrumental in the careers of Paul McCartney, Pet Shop Boys, Queen, Pink Floyd & Radiohead.

    1995

    James Bond

    Tina records the title track for Bond film Golden Eye, starring Pierce Brosnan.

     

    More Record Breaking Concerts

    Tina’s Twenty Four Seven World Tour, her most successful to date, grosses over $100 million, and puts Tina in the record books once again for selling more concert tickets than any other solo performer in history.

    1999

    MOBO Awards

    Tina wins the MOBO Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to her by Lionel Richie.

    2005

    Kennedy Center Honors

    Tina is recognized by the Kennedy Center Honors at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Tributes are paid by then President George W. Bush, Beyoncé and Queen Latifah.

    Oprah Winfrey says in her speech: “We don’t need another hero. We need more heroines like you. Tina, you make me proud to spell my name: w-o-m-a-n.”

    2008

    Performance with Beyoncé

    Tina performs Proud Mary with Beyoncé on stage at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on February 10, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.

     

    The 50th Anniversary Tour

    To mark her 50th year in the music industry, Tina embarks on her Tina!: 50th Anniversary Tour across the US and Europe.

    Tina is listed at 17th place on Rolling Stones list of 100 greatest singers of all time.

    2013

    Marriage to Erwin Bach

    Tina marries Erwin. Oprah Winfrey and David Bowie are among the guests at the wedding, and Bryan Adams performs.

    2016

    Development of TINA The Musical is announced

    Tina travels to London for the first workshop presentation of the show.