When Anna Mae was 13, her father married another woman and moved to Detroit.
Anna Mae and her sister were sent to live with their grandmother Georgeanna in Brownsville, Tennessee.
After the funeral, Anna Mae went to live with her mother in St. There, Anna Mae graduated from Sumner High School One night in 1956, 16-year-old Anna was given a microphone by Kings of Rhythm drummer Gene Washington during an intermission.
Upon hearing her sing, Ike asked her if she knew more songs; she was allowed to sing that night, becoming a guest vocalist from then on.
Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock; November 26, 1939) is an American-born 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.
She began her career in 1958 as a featured singer with Ike Turner's Kings of Rhythm, first recording under the name "Little Ann." "River Deep – Mountain High" (1966), "Proud Mary" (1971), and "Nutbush City Limits" (1973), a song that she wrote.
Ike agreed to use her voice as a "dummy vocal", with the intention of erasing her vocals and adding Lassiter's at a later date.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.Her first studio recording was in 1958, singing background, under the name "Little Ann", on the Ike Turner song, "Box Top", alongside singer Carlson Oliver.In 1960, Ike wrote an R&B song, "A Fool in Love", originally for Kings of Rhythm vocalist Art Lassiter.