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Her career was rejuvenated in 1983 when British act Heaven 17 invited her to participate in an offshoot project dubbed BEF. She contributed a suitably raucous cover version of the Temptations 'Ball Of Confusion' which, in turn, engendered a recording contract with Capitol Records. Turner's reading of Al Green's 'Let's Stay Together' reached the UK Top 10, while an attendant album, Private Dancer, hurriedly completed in its wake, spawned another major hit in 'What's Love Got To Do With It'. This melodramatic ballad topped the US chart, reached number 3 in England, and won two Grammy's as Record Of The Year and Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female. The title track, written by Mark Knopfler, was also a transatlantic hit. Turner enhanced her popularity worldwide through a series of punishing tours, yet her energy remained undiminished.

In the mid-80s Turner accepted a role in the movie Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, the theme from which, 'We Don't Need Another Hero', was another international hit. The following year she duetted with Mick Jagger at the Live Aid concert and contributed to the US charity single 'We Are The World'. Her 1985 autobiography was filmed in 1993 as What's Love Got To Do With It, which also gave its title to a bestselling album and an extensive worldwide tour. She released the title track from the James Bond movie Goldeneye in October 1995. The Bono/Edge composition had Turner sounding uncannily like Shirley Bassey (the vocalist on 'Goldfinger'). The Trevor Horn-produced Wildest Dreams was a further solid rock album, laying her strong R&B roots to rest. Turner returned to the UK Top 10 in October 1999, days short of her sixtieth birthday, with 'When The Heartache Is Over'. This preceded the disappointing Twenty Four Seven, following which Turner announced she was retiring from live performance.

Although commentators have criticized Turner's one-dimensional approach, she enjoys massive popularity. She is truly happy with her present life and talks articulately about her difficult past. The voluptuous image is kept for the stage, while a quieter Turner enjoys the fruits of her considerable success offstage. She was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1991.
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Tina Turner is one of the undisputed queens of soul, R&B, and rock. Possessed of a remarkably versatile and enduring talent, Turner electrified audiences throughout the 1950s, '60s, and '70s with her passionate, searing vocal style and impeccable sense of timing. After splitting from husband and music partner Ike in the mid-1970s, Tina retired from the music scene for a few years, only to return in the '80s with some of the most memorable and popular songs of the decade. Turner can turn a soul phrase inside out, creating an ecstatic interpretation akin to witnessing a slow burn, or rock as hard as the roughest boys, as evidenced on much of her electrifying material over the course of the last 15 years.

b. Annie Mae Bullock, 26 November 1939, Brownsville, Tennessee, USA. A singer while in her early teens, this enduring artist was a regular performer in St. Louis' nightclubs when she was discovered in 1956 by guitarist Ike Turner. She joined his group as a backing singer, but quickly became the co-star and featured vocalist, a relationship sealed two years later with their marriage. Ike And Tina Turner was a highly successful act on the R&B circuit, before expanding their audience through a controversial liaison with producer Phil Spector. They emerged as a leading pop/soul act during the late 60s/early 70s with tours in support of the Rolling Stones and hits with 'Proud Mary' (1971) and 'Nutbush City Limits' (1973). However, the relationship between husband and wife grew increasingly strained as Ike's behavior became irrational. Tina walked out of their professional and personal relationship during a 1975 tour, incurring the wrath of concert promoters who remained unsympathetic when the singer attempted a solo act. During this time the singer appeared in Ken Russell's film of the Who's rock-opera Tommy, offering an outrageous portrayal of the Acid Queen; however, this acclaimed cameo failed to successfully launch Turner's solo career.