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R.I.P. Tina Turner (1939-2023)

Born Anna Mae Bullock to a share-cropping family in Brownsville, Tennessee, Tina Turner moved to St. Louis, Missouri, at the age of 16 and began singing in nightclubs. There she met Ike Turner, who gave her the name under which she would perform for the next 50+ years.

After leaving the Ike and Tina Turner Revue in 1976, Tina went on to come the most successful female rock artist ever, the undisputed Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, selling over 60 million records between 1983 and 1999, selling out world tour performances, winning seven Grammy awards as well as receiving the Kennedy Center Honors and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Music of Black Origins Awards.

In 2013, Turner relinquished her American citizenship and became a naturalized citizen of Switzerland. It was there that she passed away on May 24th at the age of 83 after a long illness.  R.I.P.

For a list of the Library’s holding of Tina Turner books, music cds, and movies, click here.

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tags: Adults | Art & Culture
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