Singer, actress, sex symbol, Tina Turner
Ike & Tina Turner
birth name: Anna Mae Bullock

Tina Turner

November 26, 1939, Brownsville, TN

When Tina emerged from the spousal abuse of her former husband, Tina Turner arguably had the greatest comeback in music history. Tina may not have had the driving R&B sound behind her, but the Rock voice was still there and it now had a sense of joy that was not present before. ~ Not In Hall Of Fame: Tina Turner ~ retrieved November 26, 2013 © Not In Hall Of Fame

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November 26, 1960 ~ Billboard Hot 100 ~ #3 (2) Johnny Tillotson, Poetry In Motion ~ #2 (35) Elvis Presley with the Jordanaires, Are You Lonesome Tonight? ~ #1 (6) Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs, Stay


Tina Turner ~ Named one of the BlackAmericaWeb Original R&B Divas in 2013.

Tina Turner ~ Acid Queen (1975) ~ #76 #DLW500 Dylan's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time in 2012

Ike & Tina Turner

During the 1950s, Ike Turner was fronting an R&B band called the Kings of Rhythm. The band had become the house band of the East St. Louis, Missouri based club called the Manhattan. During their tenure as the house band of the club, they had achieved the reputation of one of the better rhythm and blues bands in the area. At the same time, 17-year old Anna Mae Bullock began accompanying her sister to the Manhattan. She became entranced with Turner and his band, and would regularly attend the club to see the Rhythm Kings. Bullock repeatedly asked Turner if she could sing with the band, but to no avail. One day, the band's drummer offered the microphone to Bullock's sister who declined to opportunity to get up and sing with the band. Leaping at the chance she had been waiting for, Bullock leapt on stage and belted one out with the band. Turner was amazed with what he heard and told her that she could sing with the band as one of their vocalists. ~ Ike & Tina Turner ~ retrieved November 2, 2013 © Musicianguide

Ike & Tina Turner ~ Inducted in the 1991 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame ~ The Ike and Tina Turner Revue was one of the highest energy ensembles on the soul circuit in the late 1960s and early 1970s. ~ 1991 © Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

In 2012 three of Ike & Tina's albums made it to the #DLW500 Dylan's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time ~ #404 Please Please Please (1963) ~ #282 Live: What You Hear Is What You Get (1971) ~ #156 Working Together (1971)

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