Records and run by Bob Krasnow, who had become their manager shortly after they left Sue Records.Between 19, Ike & Tina signed with more than ten labels.
Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock; November 26, 1939) is an American-born Swiss singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, and author.
Born and raised in the Southeastern United States, Turner renounced her American citizenship after obtaining Swiss citizenship in 2013.
Anna Mae was born at Poindexter Farm on Highway 180, where her father worked as an overseer of the sharecroppers. (The latter was revealed when she appeared on the PBS documentary African American Lives 2, and the host Henry Louis Gates shared the results of Turner's ancestral tests.) Anna Mae had an older sister, Ruby Aillene.
As young children, Anna Mae and Aillene were separated when their parents relocated to Knoxville, Tennessee, to work at a defense facility during World War II.
While touring to support the record, Ike created his own musical revue, the Ike and Tina Turner Revue, which included the Kings of Rhythm and a girl group that Ike named The Ikettes backing Tina, while he remained in the background, often playing his guitar to the back of Tina.
Wanting to maintain their base and increase finances, Ike Turner put Tina and the entire Revue through a rigorous touring schedule across the United States, gigging 90 days straight in dates around the country.Anna Mae later stated in her memoir, I, Tina, that she felt her mother had not loved her, and that she "wasn't wanted", stating further that her mother had planned to leave her father when pregnant with Anna Mae.When Anna Mae was 16, her grandmother died suddenly.In the 1980s, Turner launched a major comeback with another string of hits, starting in late 1983 with the single "Let's Stay Together" followed by the 1984 release of her fifth solo album Private Dancer which became a worldwide success.The album contained the song "What's Love Got to Do with It", which became Turner's biggest hit and won four Grammy Awards including Record of the Year.Anna went to stay with her strict, religious paternal grandparents, Alex and Roxanna Bullock, who were deacon and deaconess at the Woodlawn Missionary Baptist Church, which was located on Woodlawn Road off Highway 19.