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Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock; November 26, 1939) is an eight time Grammy Award-winning American singer-songwriter, dancer, sex symbol, best selling author and an NAACP Image Award winning actress. Turner’s consistent contributions to rock music have earned her the title „The Queen of Rock & Roll.” Besides rock music, she has also performed R&B, soul, dance and pop music. She was listed on Rolling Stone’s list The Immortals — The Greatest Artists of All Time. Turner is represented in the Grammy Hall of Fame with two of her singles inducted including „River Deep – Mountain High” (1999) and „Proud Mary” (2003).

Turner has been acknowledged as one of the world’s most popular and biggest-selling music artists of all time and is the most successful female rock artist of all time with record sales exceeding 80 million copies worldwide. Turner has accumulated many hit albums and singles worldwide, as a solo act and with former husband, Ike Turner (as a member of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue) She has sold more concert tickets than any other solo performer in history.

Turner’s world tour Break Every Rule Tour had record breaking ticket sales, visited by over four million fans. Turner also beat out The Rolling Stones by touring Europe with 121 shows during her sold out Foreign Affair Tour in 1990. She ended up playing to four million people in just six months. Her 1996 Wildest Dreams Tour was performed to 3.5 million people over 250 dates through 2 years. Her most recent tour was 2000’s Twenty Four Seven Tour. It was the highest grossing tour of the year and is the 5th biggest grossing tour in America ever.

The popular press has referred to Turner favorably as „the truest rock diva of all”, „soul’s first real diva,” „the most dynamic female soul singer in the history of the music,” and „one of soul music’s most incendiary performers.”

Turner was born Anna Mae Bullock in Nutbush, Tennessee on November 26, 1939, the daughter of Zelma (née Currie), a factory worker, and Floyd Richard Bullock, a Baptist deacon, farm overseer and factory worker. She is of African-American descent.  But the results of a DNA test featured on African American Lives 2 showed Turner was only 1% Native American. Turner attended Flag Grove School in Haywood County Tennessee. The land for the school was sold below market value to the school trustees by Turner’s great granduncle in 1889. They moved from Nutbush to St. Louis to reunite with their mother in 1956.

In 1960, when a singer scheduled to record the song, „A Fool In Love”, didn’t appear, Bullock stepped in and recorded the vocals instead. „A Fool In Love” was a huge R&B hit reaching #2 crossing over to the top 30 of the US pop chart. Ike changed Bullock’s name to Tina (after Sheena: Queen of the Jungle) and his band’s to The Ike & Tina Turner Revue. In 1962, the two married in Mexico.

Turner raised four sons — Ike Jr. and Michael (from Ike’s previous relationship), Craig (born 1960, from her earlier relationship with Raymond Hill, a saxophone player in Ike’s band) and Ronald (son of Ike and Tina; born 1961).

Throughout the 1960s and into the 1970s, Ike and Tina rose to stardom. As times and musical styles changed, Tina developed a unique stage persona as a singer-dancer-performer which thrilled 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 (for whose 1966 UK tour they opened).

Having opened his own recording studio – Bolic Sound – following the lucrative success of „Proud Mary”, Ike produced Tina’s first solo album, Tina Turns the Country On in 1974. It failed to make an impact on the charts, as did the follow-up, Acid Queen (1975), released to tie in with Tina’s critically acclaimed big-screen debut in the role of the same name in The Who’s rock opera, Tommy.

After a final vicious beating before an appearance in Dallas over the Fourth of July weekend in 1976, Tina abruptly left Ike, fleeing with nothing more than thirty-six cents and a gas-station credit card. She spent the next few months hiding from Ike, staying with various friends and relying on food stamps to exist.

Although well-known and respected as a performer before she separated from Ike Turner, it was in 1984 that she staged what has been widely considered the most „amazing comeback in rock music history”.  In May, Capitol released the single What’s Love Got To Do With It in the U.S. to promote the upcoming album. Only 11 radio stations had taken it to their playlists. Tina’s manager Roger Davies enforced Capitol to promote it more. Two weeks after its release, the song was on the playlists of over 100 stations and was now in the Top 50.

On September 1, What’s Love Got To Do With It hit #1. At the time Tina was the oldest person to have a #1 hit.”


Sursa foto:


Fool In Love & Work Out Fine

Whole Lotta Love

Proud Mary

Nutbush city limit

Private Dancer

What’s Love Got To Do With It

 Simply The Best


Edith And The Kingpin – jazz 🙂

In Your Wildest Dreams (with Barry White)

State Of Shock & It’s Only Rock’n’ Roll ( with Mick Jagger – LIVE AID)


Eric Clapton, Tina Truner ,Phil Collins, Mark Knopfler & Elton John


Earth, Wind & Fire


Earth, Wind & Fire is an African-American Funk band led by Maurice White that achieved worldwide success in the 1970s. The group was formed in Chicago, Illinois, in 1969. They are known for a number of hit singles, including „Shining Star” „September” „Boogie Wonderland” and „Let’s Groove”.

Born in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1941, bandleader and founder Maurice White moved to Chicago as a teenager and found work as a session drummer for Chess Records. By 1967, he was the new drummer in the Ramsey Lewis Trio, replacing Red Holt. In 1969, Maurice left the Ramsey Lewis Trio, and joined two friends in Chicago, Wade Flemons and Don Whitehead, as a songwriting team which wrote songs and commercials in the Chicago area. The three friends got a recording contract with Capitol, and called themselves the „Salty Peppers,” and had a marginal hit in the Midwestern area called „La La Time.”

The Salty Peppers’ second single, „Uh Huh Yeah,” didn’t fare as well, and Maurice decided it was time for a change of location – and a change in the band’s name, which turned into Earth, Wind & Fire. This was based on the fact that White’s astrological sign being Sagittarius, had a primary elemental quality of Fire but also had seasonal qualities which are Earth, and Air, hence the omission of water.

White recruited Chicago singer Sherry Scott, along with local percussionist Phillard Williams, and then asked his younger brother Verdine whether he’d like to head out West. Verdine White joined the band in 1970 as their new bassist.

Maurice held auditions in L.A., adding Michael Beale on guitar, Chester Washington on reeds, Leslie Drayton for trumpet and initially the group’s musical arranger, and trombonist Alex Thomas to the lineup. With Flemons playing vibes and electric piano and vocals, and Verdine on bass, percussion and vocals, a ten-member Earth, Wind & Fire was born. Their self-titled debut album, Earth, Wind & Fire, was released in 1970 to great critical acclaim, as was The Need of Love (1971). A single, from this album „I Think About Lovin’ You” provided EWF with their first Top 40 R&B hit. However, some members of EWF were feeling decidedly restless and the band broke up after having been together for less than six months. Maurice White decided to re-form the group and he started holding auditions.




Boogie wonderland

Let’s Groove

Getaway (Live)

Shining Star