Tina Turner

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Tina Turner in 1971

Anna Mae Bullock (born November 26, 1939), known by her stage name Tina Turner, is a singer, dancer, actress, and author, whose career has spanned more than half a century, earning her widespread recognition and numerous awards. Born and raised in the American South, she is now a Swiss citizen.


  • When I think of soul I think of grease ’cause ain’t nothin’ no good without the grease.
    • Interlude to Respect, live at Basin Street West, San Francisco, 22 February 1969, Video on YouTube
  • Well, it was a church person in the early days, Mahalia Jackson. And Rosetta Tharpe. These spiritual, very strong voices. I only knew that they were figures in the black race, recognizable and respected. But I must admit, I’ve always covered the songs of males. I haven’t followed up on women or listened to that much women’s music.
    • Her answer on the question who her first musical influences were. Mark Bego: Tina Turner: Break Every Rule, 2005, page 18.
  • I have a simple, childlike view of life, and I want to keep it. That’s why I never got into that Beverly Hills world. So many pretentious people. They just aren’t real.
  • I am strong. I lived through a divorce, separation from my family. I never let it break me down. I’m not an alcoholic. I’ve never smoked, I’ve never done drugs. I’ve floated through the disaster of my past clean. I arrived here undamaged.


Quotes about Tina Turner[edit]

  • She’s a good-hearted woman in love with a good-timin’ man.
    She loves him in spite of his ways she don’t understand.
    With teardrops and laughter they pass through this world hand in hand,
    A good hearted woman, lovin’ a good timin’ man.

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