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Tina Turner Timeline

Nov. 26, 1939: Born as Anna Mae Bullock in Haywood Memorial Hospital, Brownsville, TN to Zelma and Floyd R. Bullock.

Late 1956: Becomes a part-time singer for Ike Turner and his Kings of Rhythm.

1958: Gives birth to Ronald. The father is Raymond Hill, a saxophone player in Ike's band.

1959: Around this time she changes her name to Tina Turner. She begins to appear with Ike Turner and his Kings of Rhythm a lot.

1960s: Becomes well known for her hot performances on stage during performances with The Ike and Tina Turner Revue.

1962: Marries Ike Turner.

1964: Gives birth to Ronnie Turner.

1968: Has an abortion.

1968: Attempts to kill herself.

1975/1976: Separates from Ike Turner because of severe beatings. Buddism gives her the courage to go and make it on her own. She leaves the relationship with just 36 cents and a Mobil gasoline credit card.

1975: Releases her solo debut album Acid Queen.

1978: Releases the album Rough.

Mar. 29, 1978: Divorces Ike Turner. The only thing she wants from him is total rights to her stage name.

1979: Releases the album Love Explosion.

1981: Begins to make her comeback by opening for The Rolling Stones.

Dec. 1982: Signs with Capitol Records.

Apr. 1984: Becomes Lionel Richie's opening act.

Nov. 16, 1984: Releases the hit album,Private Dancer with such hit songs as "What's Love Got to Do with It", "Private Dancer", and "Better Be Good To Me".

Jan. 8, 1985: Takes part in the USA For Africa recording of "We Are The World."

July 10, 1985: Plays Aunty Entity in Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome, with Mel Gibson.

1986: Releases the album Break Every Rule.

1986: In Germany, makes her permanent home with Erwin Bach at their lakeshore home on the Goldk├╝ste.

Sept. 1989: Releases the album Foreign Affair.

1991: Turns down the role in Thelma & Louise.

1991: Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Ike Turner.

June 18, 1993: Plays herself in Last Action Hero, with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sharon Stone.

Sept. 1996: Releases the album Wildest Dreams.

2000: Does her last world tour (Twenty Four Seven Millennium Tour) which is the top grossing act of the year.

2000: Returning home from her tour, she announces her retirement.

Feb. 2000: Releases the album Twenty For Seven.

2003: Though retired, she does a duet with Phil Collins for Disney's Brother Bear.

2005: Her peers, including Oprah Winfrey, honor her as one of the top 100 legends of the world.

Feb. 2005: Releases the album All the Best.

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