Tina Turner: Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll (part 1)

Tina Turner is recognized as one of the successful Rock singers, who sold the most records of all time. She has also sold more tickets than any solo artist in the history of music performance. To get to where she is today, she has experienced many ups and downs in her career as well as in life.

Tina Turner‘s real name is Anna Mae Bullock was born on November 26, 1939 in Nutbush, Tennessee, USA. Her parents, Floyd and Zelma Bullock, were poor tenants. As a child, she and her older sister were sent to foster grandparents. When his grandmother died in the early 1950s, Turner moved to St. Petersburg. Louis, Missouri lives with his mother.

As a teenager, Turner quickly became immersed in the atmosphere of R&B (Rhythm and Blues, black music and was very popular among black communities in the US in the 1940s) in St. Louis and spent a lot of time singing at Manhattan Club. There, in 1956, she was led by Rock and Roll pioneer musician, Ike Turner, often playing at the club with the Kings of Rhythm. After that, Turner got involved with the group and quickly stood out in their shows.

In 1960, when another singer was unsuccessful during Kings of Rhythm’s recording, Turner was singing the same song called A Fool in Love. The record was later sent to a radio station in New York and released under the nicknames Ike and Tina Turner.

The song was a huge success, rising above the pop charts. Shortly after, the group toured with the names Ike and Tina Turner Revue and became famous for their stage performances. The group also took advantage of the success of A Fool in Love to release a series of subsequent songs, including famous It’s Gonna Work Out Fine, Poor Fool and Tra La La La La.

While in St. Louis, Tina started dating the Kings of Rhythm saxophonist, Raymond Hill. After Tina gave birth to son Craig with Hill, their relationship became strained and the two parted. Ike then adopted Anna Mae and Hill’s son legally exchanging the baby’s last name.

In 1962, in the glory of fame, Ike and Tina got married in Tijuana, Mexico. Two years later, their son, Ronnie, was born. In addition to Ronnie, Tina has a son, Craig, and Ike also has two sons from the previous relationship

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