Tina Turner, the legendary rock and roll singer, died on Wednesday at her home in Switzerland. She was 83.
Turner, whose real name was Anna Mae Bullock, was born in Nutbush, Tennessee, in 1939. She began her career as a backup singer for Ike Turner, whom she married in 1962. The couple had a successful career together, but they were also known for their volatile relationship. They divorced in 1978.
After her divorce, Turner launched a successful solo career. She released her debut album, “Rough,” in 1978. The album was a critical and commercial success, and it spawned the hit singles “What’s Love Got to Do with It” and “Better Be Good to Me.”
Turner went on to release a string of successful albums, including “Private Dancer” (1984), “Break Every Rule” (1986), and “Foreign Affair” (1989). She also starred in the Broadway musical “The Color Purple” in 2002.
Turner was a powerful and influential singer. She was known for her powerful vocals and her energetic live performances. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991, and she was awarded the Kennedy Center Honor in 2005.
Turner’s death is a loss for the music world. She was a true icon, and her music will continue to inspire generations to come.