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Tina Turner



Tina Turner was given the name, Anna Mae Bullock when she was born on November 26, 1939 in Nutbush, Haywood County, Tennessee. She was raised by her grandmother and moved to St. Louis to live with her sister when she was 16. Turner got her start after meeting Ike Turner. In 1986, Tina Turner had just released her autobiography entitled, I Tina.

In the book she revealed the domestic violence she suffered by Ike Turner, so by the time she graced the Mabee Center stage for Lionel Richie’s Concert, she was a single woman and had reinvented herself. Gracing the Mabee Center stage, with classic hits like “River Deep – Mountain High,” and “Proud Mary”, Tina brought the songs from her 5th solo album, “Private Dancer” as well as hits like “Let’s Stay Together”.

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