Tina Turner

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Tina Turner

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.

Quotes[edit]

  • If you are unhappy with anything—your mother, your father, your husband, your wife, your job, your boss, your car—whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it. Because you'll find that when you're free, your true creativity, your true self comes out.
    • I, Tina: My Life Story (1986), p. 199
  • 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, as quoted by Mark Bego in Tina Turner: Break Every Rule (2005), p. 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.

Lyrics[edit]

  • 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
  • Sometimes I'm tossed and driven, Lord,
    Sometimes I don't know where to go.
    My mother and father won't own me,
    So I'll try to make heaven my home.
  • There are two sides to everybody,
    A good side and a bad,
    A side to make you happy,
    A side to make you mad.
  • King of the jungle,
    The lion he roars,
    But the lioness calmly
    Soothes his soul.
    • "Delilah's Power" (first released in 1975 as "Delila's Power") on Delilah's Power (1977)

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