Tina Turner

Singer + Actress
Born Nov 26, 1939

Anna Mae Bullock better known by her stage name Tina Turner, is an American singer whose career has spanned more than half a century, earning her widespread recognition and numerous awards. Turner started out her music career in the mid-1950s as a featured singer with Ike Turner's Kings of Rhythm, first recording in 1958 under the name Little Ann with the song, "Box Top".… Read More

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1939 Birth Born on November 26, 1939.


1958 18 Years Old She began her musical career in the mid-1950s as a featured singer with Ike Turner's Kings of Rhythm, first recording in 1958 under the name "Little Ann."
1959 19 Years Old Ike and Tina began a sexual relationship in 1959, much to Tina's chagrin. … Read More


1960 20 Years Old Her introduction to the public as Tina Turner began in 1960 as a member of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue. … Read More
1962 22 Years Old In her book, Tina stated the couple married in Tijuana, in 1962. … Read More
1968 28 Years Old Before a show in Los Angeles, in 1968, Tina tried to commit suicide by swallowing 50 Valiums, after a fight with Ike. After their July 1976 fight in Dallas, Tina filed for divorce. … Read More


1971 - 1975 4 More Events
1976 36 Years Old 1 More Event
In her autobiography, I, Tina, she revealed several instances of severe domestic abuse against her by Ike Turner prior to their 1976 split and subsequent 1978 divorce.
1977 37 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1977, with finances given to her by United Artists executive Richard Stewart, Tina returned onstage, giving a round of shows in Las Vegas in a cabaret setting, influenced by the cabaret shows she witnessed while a member of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue. … Read More
After a year in court, their divorce was made final on March 29, 1978. … Read More


1980 - 1983 2 More Events
Turner's comeback culminated in early 1985 when she won four Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year for "What's Love Got to Do with It." … Read More
1986 46 Years Old Turner followed up Private Dancer with Break Every Rule in 1986. … Read More
1988 48 Years Old 1 More Event
Turner's European Break Every Rule Tour, which culminated in March 1988 in Munich, Germany, contributed to record breaking sales and concert attendances.


1991 - 1995 2 More Events
1996 56 Years Old Its huge success in Europe and modest success in her native United States led Turner to record a new album, releasing the Wildest Dreams album in 1996. … Read More
1997 57 Years Old Following the tour's end in 1997, Turner took another break before re-emerging again in 1999 appearing on the VH-1 special Divas Live '99. … Read More
1999 59 Years Old …  Her relationship with her mother remained estranged until Bullock's death in 1999. … Read More


2000 60 Years Old 1 More Event
Before celebrating her 60th birthday, Turner released the dance-infused song, "When the Heartache Is Over" and its parent album, Twenty Four Seven the following month in Europe, releasing both the song and the album in North America in early 2000.
2002 - 2004 2 More Events
2007 67 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2007, Turner gave her first live performance in seven years, headlining a benefit concert for the Cauldwell's Children Charity at London's Natural History Museum. … Read More
2008 68 Years Old 1 More Event
Turner made her public comeback in February 2008 at the Grammy Awards where she performed alongside Beyoncé. … Read More
2009 - 2010 2 More Events
2011 71 Years Old 1 More Event
In an August 2011 interview with Shambhala Sun Buddhist magazine, Turner stated she adheres to the teachings and values of the Buddhist association Soka Gakkai International. … Read More
…  Born American and raised in the Southeastern United States, she obtained Swiss citizenship in 2013 and relinquished her American one.
2016 76 Years Old Turner has sometimes referred to herself a Buddhist-Baptist, alluding to her upbringing in the Baptist church and her later conversion to Buddhism. Throughout her childhood and early adulthood, Turner was Baptist. In a 2016 interview, Turner stated that "I consider myself a Buddhist." … Read More
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