In Memoriam: Tina Turner

Tina Turner, born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939, in Nutbush, Tennessee, was a legendary American singer, songwriter and actress. Renowned for her powerful voice, electrifying stage presence and indomitable spirit, Turner rose to international fame as the dynamic frontwoman of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue during the 1960s and 1970s. Despite enduring a tumultuous and abusive marriage with Ike Turner, she broke free and embarked on a remarkable solo career that solidified her status as the "Queen of Rock 'n' Roll."

Hits like "Proud Mary," "What's Love Got to Do with It," and "Private Dancer" showcased her unparalleled vocal prowess and soulful energy. With her soul, rhythm and blues-infused rock music, Tina Turner has left an indelible mark on the music industry. She inspired generations of artists and earned numerous accolades, including multiple Grammy Awards. Her resilience, talent and magnetic personality made, and will continue to make her an enduring icon in the world of music and beyond.

Check out one of our favorite Tina Turner Revue performances, Ike & Tina Turner Performing Proud Mary or view her live performance below.

Want to know more about Tina Turner? Check out this list from Arapahoe Libraries and don't forget to check out Tina's music on Hoopla!