1939 - Tina Turner, Anna Mae Bullock born on the 26th of November, is a Grammy Award-winning American pop/rock singer, Buddhist and occasional actress. She was born of African American, Navajo, and Cherokee ancestry in the Haywood Memorial Hospital in Brownsville, Tennessee and raised in Nutbush, Tennessee. Anna Mae Bullock (Tina Turner) and her elder sister, Alline Bullock, were abandoned by their father, and temporarily by their mother.
1956 - Moved out of Nutbush, Tennessee and into St. Louis to reunite with their mother.
1958 - Started working with Ike Turner. He gave her her stage name of Tina Turner.
1962 - Married to Ike Turner. She began as an occasional vocalist in his show at the age of 18, but within a couple of years, not only did she have a new name, but she was also the spotlight of a popular soul revue led by Ike Turner and his Kings of Rhythm.
1978 - Finalized her divorce after 18 years of marriage, accusing Ike of years of severe spousal abuse and rampant drug addiction in her autobiography I, Tina, which was later made into the film What's Love Got to Do with It?. To put the marriage (and Ike) behind her, Tina left the marriage with no money or property, asking for and retaining only the use of the stage name Ike had given her, and assuming responsibility for the huge debts incurred by the cancelled tour, as well as a significant IRS lien.
1984 - Released her long-awaited solo album Private Dancer. The album was an enormous success and established Tina Turner as a solo artist. Private Dancer had three very popular top ten singles in the United States, two of which won Grammy Awards.
1985 - Won a total of four Grammy Awards, thanks to the success of her debut solo album and its singles.
- Appeared as Aunty Entity in Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome with Mel Gibson and scored additional hits with the movie's soundtrack: "We Don't Need Another Hero," and "One of the Living." "We Don't need Another Hero" was a huge success on the radio charts, peaking at number two in the US.
1986 - Released her second solo studio album, Break Every Rule.
1989 - Released her last album of the 1980s, Foreign Affair. This album was another great success for Turner, selling over ten million copies worldwide. Foreign Affair sold 1.5 million copies in the United States.
2003 - Teamed up with Phil Collins to record the song "Great Spirits" for the Disney film Brother Bear.
2004 - Released her latest greatest hits compilation album, All the Best, which made Tina's highest Billboard 200 debut of her career, entering at number two. The album includes a new single, "Open Arms"; the song was a hit in US radio and reached the UK Top 25. All The Best has so far sold over five million copies around the world.
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