One of the greatest pop singers of our time, Tina Turner, has died at the age of 83 in her home near Zurich, Switzerland. Born in 1939 in Tennessee and made famous in America, Turner became a Swiss citizen in 2013, renouncing her US passport.
The first success on the stage came to Tina Turner under a different name – Anna May Bullock. She duetted with bluesman Ike Turner in the early 1960s and soon married him, changing her last name from Bullock to Turner and taking the stage name Tina. By the mid-1970s, the marriage and the duo had broken up. By the mid-1980s, after several setbacks, Tina Turner made a triumphant return to the world of music with the super hit What’s Love Got to Do With It? (“Well, what does love have to do with it?”).
In 1988, Tina Turner got into the Guinness Book of Records – her show in Rio was attended by tickets for the most spectators, 188 thousand people. A year later, she releases her biggest hit, The Best, a cover of a Bonnie Tyler song. This was followed by a tour with millions of people, the recording of the soundtrack for “James Bond” and continued to grow in popularity around the world.
Tina Turner was awarded eight Grammy records in her life and received the title of “Queen of Rock and Roll” from the press. Archival footage with the singer is in the Gazeta photo gallery.