Izear Luster Ike Turner was born in Clarksdale on November 05, 1931 and Anna Mae Bullock eight years later on November 26, 1939 in Nutbush, Tennessee. Ike was first a DJ at the local radio staion WROX and a member of the rhythm ensemble called The Tophatters. In the 40’s, he formed together with his friends Raymond Hill, Eugene Fox and Clayton Love the Kings of Rhythm. In the 1950’s, he became a session musician, contributing his piano play to some B.B. King tracks.
His first single Rocket 88 was released under the name „Jackie Brenston and His Delta Cats“ in April 1951. The Kings of Rhythm settled in East St. Louis as one of the most highly rated group on the club circuit in 1956. After Anna Mae relocated to her mother Zelma Bullock to St. Louis in 1957, she and her sister Aillene were regulars at R&B clubs. One evening at Club Manhattan, Tina takes to the stage during an intermission. Impressed by her voice, Ike invited her to join the band, giving her the stage name Little Ann. In 1958 she contributed background vocals on the single Box Top and gave birth to band member Raymond Hill's son Craig.
Their first record as lke and Tina Turner comes about by accident when the session singer booked for the recording session does not show up and Tina steps in. A Fool In Love is the duo's first crossover hit in the R&B and Pop charts. Ike's band became the Ike & Tina Turner Revue and three female backing singers, the first incarnation of The Ikettes are incorporated to support Tina. After minor success with the follow-up singles You’re My Baby, I Idolize You and I’m Jealous (all taken from Ike & Tina’s debut album The Soul of Ike & Tina), they reached for the first time the top 20 in 1961 with It's Gonna Work Out Fine. The next longplayer was the instrumental album Dance, with the single Prancing. The singles Poor Fool, Tra La La La La and You Should'a Treated Me Right (all taken from their 1963 album Dynamite!) are the duo’s last pop hits for Sue Records, while the Ike Turner written song I’m Blue (The Gong-Gong Song) was the first and very successful solo single from The Ikettes. The first solo album from Ike Turner was Rocks The Blues with songs recorded in the 1950’s.
Sue Records released some more singles with Tina’s Dilemma, The Argument, Please Don’t Hurt Me and the last one with Don’t Play Me Cheap (which was also the only single from the album Don’t Play Me Cheap) in 1963. The next LP It’s Gonna Work Out Fine produced no single, but included their same named hit from 1961. At this time, the Ike and Tina Turner Revue was one of the most popular acts of the 60's on the R&B tour circuit, which resulted in the live albums Revue Live from 1964 (with recordings from the Club Imperial and Harlem Club in St. Louis) and Live - The Ike & Tina Turner Show Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 from 1965 (with recordings from the Skyliner Ballroom in Fort Worth and the Lovall's Ballroom in Dallas).
After the contract with Sue ended, Ike formed his own record label „Sonja“ and released the singles If I Can’t Be First, You Can’t Miss Nothing (the only one which charted), Poor Little Fool with Fontella Bass, Too Many Ties That Bind and the last one with Strange. In 1964 and '65, the duo released many single on many different labels like on Warner Records (A Fool For A Fool, It’s All Over, Ooh Poop A Doo, Tell Her I’m Not Home and Finger Poppin’), Kent Records (the first release of the track Please, Please, Please and He’s The One), Modern Records (the successful singles from the Ikettes Camel Walk, I’m So Thankful and Peaches 'N’ Cream - all taken from their 1965 debut album Soul The Hits, as well as the Ike & Tina track Gonna Have Fun) and some more singles from Sue Records (Dear John, Two Is A Couple and Stagger Lee). They released also their first greatest hits package with The Greatest Hits of Ike & Tina Turner in 1965.
In 1966, producer Phil Spector offered lke $20,000 to put Tina under a production contract. The payment was also part of a condition that lke took no part in the sessions. Tina recorded her vocal on River Deep, Mountain High after Spector has already spent over $22,000 creating the "wall of sound" backing track. Released on Spector’s Philles label, the single was only a minor success in America, but a major hit in England (the duo's first one there). European fans started their long love affair with Tina. The Turners went on an UK tour as the opening act for The Rolling Stones, playing a major London date at the Royal Albert Hall and appeared on the tv show Ready, Steady, Go! The follow up single A Love Like Yours is a revival of a Martha & The Vandellas’ b-side.
From the same sessions as River Deep, Mountain High, the tracks Two To Tango and Everything Under The Sun were only released as very hard to find promotional records. Between 1966 and 1969, the Turner’s released several longplayer and many singles on different record labels: The non album tracks Anything You Wasn’t Born With and Dust My Broom on Tangerine Records, the sampler The Soul of Ike & Tina (not to be confused with Ike & Tina’s debut album from 1961) with the single I Wish My Dream Would Come True, the album Get It - Get It with the title track released as a single, the album So Fine with the singles Betcha Can't Kiss Me, So Fine, I Better Get Ta Steppin, Shake A Tail Feather and We Need An Understanding, the album Cussin’, Cryin’ & Carryin’ On with the singles You Got What You Wanted, Cussin', Cryin' & Carryin’ On and Make 'Em Wait (with lead vocals from The Ikettes) and the non album tracks I’m Gonna Do All I Can, I Wanna Jump and I Wish It Would Rain.
After jumping from label to label, the duo signs a two-LP deal with Blue Thumb Records for the longplayers The Hunter with the singles The Hunter, I Know and You Don’t Love Me and the album Outta Season with the singles Crazy Bout’ You Baby and Ike & Tina’s live signature song I’ve Been Loving You Too Long. In 1969, the album River Deep, Mountain High was re-issued in the UK and first released in America with the additional singles Make 'Em Wait (this time with lead vocals from Tina) and the previously released track I’ll Never Need More Than This. After the first tour in 1966, the duo supports The Rolling Stones again on their American tour, which opens in Denver, Colorado. The next live album was In Person, with recordings from the Basin Street West in San Francisco. Ike Turner released also the solo instrumental album A Black Man’s Soul with the single Thinking Black.
At the beginning of the new decade, the Turners released the compilation album Too Hot To Hold, the album Her Man…His Woman, (featuring remixed versions from Get It, Get It) and the live album Festival of Live Performances. After the label hopping in the 60’s, the Turners found a new home at Liberty / United Urtists in the 70’s. The first release was the album Come Together with the Beatles cover Come Together as the first single (featuring Honky Tonk Women from the Rolling Stones on the flip side). The next hit was the revival of Sly & The Family Stones I Want To Take You Higher, which became a highlight of their live act. With a wider audience profile, The lke and Tina Turner Revue guests on variety shows hosted by Ed Sullivan and Andy Williams and were guests in the casinos of Las Vegas. The album Get It Together is a compilation with previously released songs from older albums. Ike Turner released also the solo track Takin’ Back My Name (used later for the title of his biography). Ike & Tina appeared also in two movies in 1970: In It’s Your Thing from The Isley Brothers with a performance at the Yankee Stadium in New York City and in Gimme Shelter from The Rolling Stones with a performance of the song I’ve Been Loving You Too Long at Madison Square Garden.
In December 1970, the duo relesed their biggest selling LP to date in America with Workin’ Together. It features the singles Workin’ Together (with very unusual lyrics from the duo), the track Ooh Poo Pah Doo, the European single Get Back and a R&B style cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Proud Mary, their first top five and million-selling single, which brought them a Grammy Award in 1971. The same year, they released two live albums: The double LP What You Hear Is What You Get (Live at Carnegie Hall) reached gold and sold over half a million copies in the US and the European album Live In Paris with the single Respect. The success of the Ike and Tina Turner Revue gave Ike the finances to built his own recording studio Bolic Sound, a reference to Tina's maiden name Bullock. The first result in 1971 was the album Nuff Said, a very strange Ike Turner solo version of the song River Deep, Mountain High and the non album track I’m Yours. Ike & Tina were invited to participate in the Soul to Soul concert festival for Ghanas 14th Independence Day on March 6 in Accra with other stars like Wilson Picket and Santana, released on home video and on an soundtrack album. In the comedy movie Taking Off, the Turner’s are present in a short scene, performing the song Goodbye So Long.
The first release in 1972 was the non album track Up In Heah, a minor success in the charts. Tina had a short cameo in the documentary movie Cocksucker Blues from The Rolling Stones with the Stones in the dressing room at their North American tour. With his own recording studio, Ike started a new creative and artistic season in 1972 / '73 and released some solo records: Strange Fruit is credited to The Family Vibes (with Bootie Lip as a single) and Blues Roots is credited to Ike (featuring the singles Lawdy Miss Clawdy and Right On). The only Ike & Tina album in 1972 was Feel Good with the singles Feel Good and She Came In Through The Bathroom Window. The last two singles credited to the Ikettes were released in 1972, but without any chart success. Edna Lejeune Richardson returned to the group and became later a backup dancer for Tina during her solo years. 1973 brought us the Ike Turner solo projects Confined To Soul (with Garbage Man as a single) and Bad Dreams (with Ike’s version of Dust My Broom as a single) and the sampler album The Best of Ike & Tina. The double LP The World of Ike & Tina features live recordings from many European countries. The next Ike & Tina studio album was Let Me Touch Your Mind (with the singles Let Me Touch Your Mind and the European Annie Had A Baby). The album Nutbush City Limits features with Tina's composition, the stomping Nutbush City Limits, their next worldwide hit. The second single from the album was a re-recording of the classic track River Deep, Mountain High in the style of their live performances. The duo released also the non album tracks With A Little Help From My Friends and Work On Me.
In 1974, the second and last album (G)Old & New from The Ikettes was released, featuring reworked versions of previously released songs and some new tracks. Ike & Tina recorded a very unusual album with The Gospel According to Ike & Tina (with lead vocals from Ike Turner on the single Father Alone), for which they were nominated for a Grammy Award the next year. Sweet Rhode Island Red was the last studio album from Ike & Tina before they separated. Beside the title track, also the single Sexy Ida was relesed in some European countries. Tina Turner recorded at Ike’s Bolic Sound studio her very first solo album with Tina Turns The Country On, which was nominated for a Grammy Award the next year. She began also filming the role of the Acid Queen in The Who’s film Tommy and performed together with Ann Margret in England. The compilation Greatest Hits was the only album from Ike & Tina in 1975. Tina released with Acid Queen her second solo album with solo rock tracks on the a-side and Ike Turner compositions on the b-side. It features the last Ike & Tina chart hit with the single Baby, Get It On and Tina’s very first solo single with Whole Lotta Love. The European single Delilah’s Power was the last single before their separation. Because of Ike Turner's excessive drug abuse and strengthened by her new found Buddhist faith, Tina walked out on lke on July 2, 1976. She had four children to support and after depending for a time on food stamps, she was guest on tv show like the Donny & Marie Show and Hollywood Squares. Ike struggled to find success as a solo artist and replaced Tina with Holly Maxwell.
Rhonda Graam, Tina’s assistant and road manager, booked her in 1977 on various tv shows, like the Sonny & Cher Show. In the meantime, Tina made an agreement with Mike Stewart from United Artists to go back on the road in America and Australia with a Las Vegas style cabaret show. For promotion, the single Under My Thumb was released Down Under, taken from the Acid Queen album. Ike released leftovers from previous recording sessions on the album Delilah’s Power. The first solo album after leaving Ike was Rough in 1978, which features almost rock songs. But both, the album and the four singles (Root Toot, Undisputable Rock’n Roller, Viva La Money, Fruits Of The Night and Sometimes When We Touch) were not successful. To pay her debts, Tina was constantly on the road with her Wild Lady Of Rock concerts in hotels and small clubs. She also performed together with Tom Jones at the Warner Theatre on September 11, 1978 and was a guest vocalist in the movie Lonely Hearts Club Band. The Ike & Tina album Airwaves was also released in 1979, including previously unreleased material and alternate versions of some non album tracks.
Tina's second solo album Love Explosion was released in 1979, which is much more disco influenced than it’s predecessor. But because the album as well as the singles (Love Explosion, Music Keeps Me Dancin’ and Backstabbers) also failed on the charts, Tina lost her recording contract in America. Leftovers from the Tina Turns The Country On recording sessions were released on the album Good Hearted Woman, with the single If This Is Our Last Time for promotion. A concert from London’s Apollo Theatre was released on Tina’s first home video under the title At the Apollo, but she was still playing the cabaret circuit and was half a million dollars in debt.
In April 1980, Tina met at the tv show Hollywood Nights Olivia Newton-John’s manager Roger Davies, a young Australian trying to make it in the American music business. After he watched a concert at the San Francisco Fairmont Hotel, he agreed to work as her manager. The Australian single Are You Breaking My Heart was released in 1980 and Ike Turner released the album The Edge with Ike & Tina tracks on the a-side and songs with Ike’s vocals on the b-side. The single Party Vibes charted in the American dance chart. Ike’s Bolic Sound studio burned down in January 1981 and Ike was arrested 10 times during the 80’s for drug and firearm offenses. After Tina recruited a new band (including Kenny Moore on piano) and made changes in her song material and style, she started her new Nice 'N' Rough concert tour at the beginning of 1981. After Ike & Tina Turner supported The Rolling Stones in 1966 and ’69, Tina was once again invited to open their shows at the Brendan Byrne Arena in East Rutherford on November 05 - 07. In December, she supported also Rod Stewart at his Los Angeles Forum concert, broadcasted live by satellite around the world and released on Rod’s album Absolutely Live and the home video Tonight He’s Yours . She performed already with him at the tv show Saturday Night Live in October. In 1982, Tina performed together with Chuck Berry live the song „Rock’n Roll Music,“ released the next year on the home video Live At The Roxy. The single Shame, Shame, Shame (taken from the album The Edge) charted in Europe. Roger Davies has a call from Virgin Records in England that Tina should participate on the B.E.F. album Music of Quality & Distinction with an updated version of the Temptations’ song Ball of Confusion. With it’s electronic backdrop, it's not the kind of rock she wanted to record, but the finished track brought her renewed notice as an active vocalist. Roger worked out a new solo recording deal with Capitol / EMI and promoted a series of dates at The Ritz club in New York, building up a guest list of notables including David Bowie. For the soundtrack album Summer Lovers, Tina contributed two new recorded songs.
The Marsh and Ware produced version of Al Green's Let's Stay Together was Tina's first Capitol single in 1983. It was a massive hit in Europe and reached #1 on the American dance chart. With this success on her back, Tina started a one-month UK-Tour and released her second European single Help. After she finished the tour, she recorded her first Capitol album Private Dancer in only two weeks in London, together with the writers / producers Terry Britten, Graham Lyle, Mark Knopfler and John Carter. She was also invited to record a duet together with David Bowie on his Tonight album and did the backing vocals on the song „The Sound of a Gun“ on Chris de Burgh’s album Man On The Line. To promote her upcoming album, she went on tour with Lionel Richie in America and the song What’s Love Got To Do With It was released as the first single. At the end of the tour, it topped the American charts for 3 weeks, selling over a million. It was also a massive international hit and won two Grammy Awards the next year. The album Private Dancer was worldwide in the top 10, stayed in the American charts until May 1985 and sold over 20 million copies. Because of this success, Tina continued touring on her own with her World Tour in North America, Australia and South East Asia till the end of 1984. She was also invited to appear in the third Mad Max movie, together with Mel Gibson and started filming in October / November in Australia. Meanwhile, the singles Better Be Good To Me (Grammy Award for „Best Rock Vocal Performance Female“) and Private Dancer were released and reached both the top 10. The duet Tonight with David Bowie was also released in November.
The last two single from Private Dancer were released at the beginning of 1985 with I Can’t Stand The Rain in Europe and Show Some Respect in the rest of the world. Tina took part in the recording of USA for Africa's We Are The World and started her sell out Private Dancer Tour in February in Europe. Because of the massive success, the original 8 dates in Germany have been extended to 30. In June, the movie Mad Max (Beyond Thunderdome) was released, together with the soundtrack album and the first single We Don’t Need Another Hero - her first #1 in Germany and a worldwide hit. In July, Tina appeared on the Live Aid bill in Philadelphia, where she duetted raunchily with Mick Jagger. The second single One Of The Living from the Mad Max soundtrack was released in September, earning Tina a Grammy Award for „Best Female Rock Vocal Performance“ the next year. From Ike & Tina Turner, the album Golden Empire with previously unreleased material was released, together with the lead single Living For The City. In Japan and Australia, the compilation Private Dance Mixes supported her tour at the end of 1985 and in November, the duet It’s Only Love, taken from Bryan Adam's album Reckless was released as a single. The song was nominated for a Grammy Award in the category „Best Rock Vocals Performance“ the next year.
At the beginning of 1986, Tina took a break, but in June, she participated in the Prince's Trust charity concert in London alongside Eric Clapton and Paul McCartney - her only live performance that year. Tina’s best-selling autobiography I, Tina was published in July and in September, she released her long awaited follow-up album Break Every Rule. The first single Typical Male reached #2 in America and was an international hit, while the album was top 5 in most countries worldwide, earning multi-platinum for million-plus sales. The second single Two People was also a top 10 hit in Europe. From the Ike & Tina Turner album Golden Empire, three more singles were released: The title track Golden Empire with remixed versions, Shake A Hand and a Multimix of all album tracks. Capitol released in 1987 the additional singles from Break Every Rule: The country-tinged rock track What You Get Is What You See featuring Eric Clapton on guitars, the David Bowie written track Girls (only in Europe), the title track Break Every Rule, the wonderful ballad Paradise Is Here from Paul Brady and the pop song Afterglow with Steve Winwood playing keyboards. In March, Tina started her Break Every Rule Tour in Munich, Germany and broke box office records in 13 countries. In June, the duet Tearing Us Apart, taken from Eric Clapton’s album August was released as a single and at the end of 1987, the live album Tina Live supported the tour in Japan, Australia and South America. For the German soundtrack album Zabou, Tina contributed the studio version of the song „A Change Is Gonna Come“ (a remixed version was later also released on the B.E.F. album Music of Quality and Distinction Vol. 2).
On the South American leg in 1988, Tina played to 182,000 people in the Maracana Arena in Rio de Janeiro, the largest audience ever assembled for a single performer. The tour came to a close in Osaka, Japan after 230 dates in 25 countries, playing to 4 million fans. Tina took a well-earned year off but released her first solo live album Live In Europe with the singles Addicted To Love, A Change Is Gonna Come and 634-5789 (all three were recorded at London’s Camden Palace), Nutbush City Limits and Tonight (recorded at the NEC in Birmingham with David Bowie). After her break, the first single The Best from the album Foreign Affair stormed into the charts in September. The new album features Tina's first credits as producer and arranger, was #1 in England and reached multi-platinum status in 14 different countries. Memphis-based songwriter Tony Joe White wrote 4 of the albums tracks. Tina had her first taste of Comedy theater when she performed alongside John Cleese in Hysteria 2 ! on September 18, an Aids Benefit at London's Sadler's Wells Theatre. In November, Tina celebrated her 50th birthday with a lavish party, attended by a host of stars at London's Reform Club and released with Steamy Windows and I Don’t Wanna Lose You additional tracks from Foreign Affair.
The Foreign Affair Tour started on April 27, 1990 in Antwerp. The successful tour delighted fans across Europe, culminating on November 4 in Rotterdam. It's the biggest European tour ever, surpassing even those by colleagues including The Rolling Stones, Elton John and David Bowie. Tina played 125 shows (65 stadiums and 60 arenas) in front of 3,5 million people. 150,000 tickets for England's Woburn Abbey shows were sold in record time. To promote the tour and album, three more single were released with Look Me In The Heart, the title track Foreign Affair and the wonderful ballad Be Tender With Me Baby (which Tina used for the encore). At the end of the year, the duet It Takes Two together with Rod Stewart was released, which was also used for a Pepsi commercial. Capitol Records released an album Box Set with Tina’s three previously and very successful studio longplayers. For the soundtrack album Days of Thunder , Tina contributed the previously unreleased song „Break Through The Barrier“.
While Tina took a break, her first greatest hits compilation Simply The Best was released in 1991. It was #1 in 12 territories and is her most successful album in England to date, stayed in the charts for over two years there. The first single was an updated 90’s version of Tina’s self-written classic track Nutbush City Limits in Europe and the rock track Love Thing in America. Also the additional two new recorded tracks Way Of The World (a wonderful ballad, for which Tina got a Goldene Kamera award the next year) and the Terry Britten written track I Want You Near Me were released. Tina participated also on the Elton John tribute album Two Rooms, with an updated version of the song „The Bitch Is Back“ (she already recorded the song on her first solo album Rough). While Ike remained in prison, Ike & Tina Turner were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, which Phil Spector accepted on their behalf. In 1992, Tina recorded a new version of her hit single The Best together with Jimmy Barnes under the slightly different title (Simply) The Best. It was only a single in Australia and New Zealand and was also used for an advertising campaign for the New South Wales Rugby League.
The Touchstone movie What’s Love Got To Do With It, based on Tina’s autobiography I, Tina came to cinemas in 1993. I Don’t Wanna Fight was the theme of the movie and first single from the soundtrack album and Tina’s next top 10 hit in America. The album features re-recorded songs from Ike & Tina and three new tracks. At the Rainforst Concert in March, Tina performed her classic track River Deep, Mountain High and together with Bryan Adams It’s Only Love. In June, she launched her highly anticipated Whats Love? Tour in Reno, her first North American tour in six years with some additional dates in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. The second single Disco Inferno was a hit in England (Tina performed the song live since her early solo concerts) and with the Bryan Adams written track Why Must We Wait Until Tonight? she released another new recorded song from the soundtrack. In the movie Last Action Hero , Tina appeared in a short cameo as the mayor of Los Angeles, talking to Arnold Schwarzenegger. From Ike & Tina Turner, a full concert from 1973 was released for the first time on the live album Live At Circus Krone. Tina took a break in 1994, but together with the home video release of the movie What’s Love Got To Do With It in June, the single Proud Mary with live versions from the Blockbuster Pavillion in San Bernardino was released as a single. Capitol Records released also the 3 CD box set The Collected Recordings, featuring some rarities and unreleased tracks. In September was an exclusive Greatest Hits package at McDonald’s restaurants available and the Private Dancer Tour home video was re-issued together with an additional compact disc.
In 1995, the producers of the up-coming James Bond movie offered Tina to record the title song, written by Bono and The Edge. Goldeneye, released in November was Tina’s next European hit single, certified gold in Germany. Ike Turner married after years of courtship Jeanette Bazzell (they were divorced in 2001, but remained friends). The first single in 1996 was Whatever You Want in Europe and Missing You in America, both taken from Tina’s first studio album in seven years with Wildest Dreams. She started her two-year worldwide Wildest Dreams Tour in May, with a special appearance from Bruce Willis in Paris. To promote the tour, the additional singles On Silent Wings (the encore at the tour), Something Beautiful Remains (a wonderful ballad written by Terry Britten), the title track In Your Wildest Dreams (together with Barry White) and a special Wildest Dreams Tour Edition were released. After Ike Turner was released from prison, he released his first solo album with the title My Bluescountry, featuring his all-time favourite songs from his shows, recordings, films and albums. The next Ike Turner album was Without Love…I Have Nothing in 1997, but went largely unnoticed. A live performance of the song Hot Legs, recorded at the Tom Jones Show on September 01, 1981 was released as a single in Germany. EMI Records celebrated it’s first centenary and released the Private Dancer (Centenary Edition) with seven bonus tracks. The Wildest Dreams Tour came to an end with five sold-out concerts at New York's Radio City Music Hall on July 27. It was the biggest grossing concert tour in Europe with 120 sold-out shows and 250 shows worldwide. At the same time, Ike toured internationally with Joe Louis Walker, after he played guitar on his album „Great Guitars“. In September, Tina performed a selection of unplugged songs at the Macy’s Passport fashion show in San Francisco, accompanied only on guitar from James Ralston and John Miles. Furthermore, she participated on the charity album Carnival! with a live version of the traditional „Row, Row, Row Your Boat“ and contributed a previously unreleased track on the Diana Tribute album.
The only release in 1998 was the duet Cose Della Vita with Italian singer Eros Ramazzotti. Taken from his album Eros, it was a big hit in Europe. Eros invited Tina to perform with him live on stage at some concerts at his Eros & Friends European Tour in summer, released on the Eros Live album. In April 1999, Tina opened the VH-1 special Divas Live at New York's Beacon Theatre, where she also perfomed together with Elton John and Cher. October was a very emotional month for Tina. First, she was honored with a lifetime MOBO Award in England, presented by Lionel Richie. Shortly after this event, Tina’s mother Zelma Bullock died at the age of 81. The first single When The Heartache Is Over from her upcoming album reached the top 10 in England and was her next European hit single. The album Twenty Four Seven is Tina’s very last studio album to date and features after It’s Only Love from 1984 another collaboration with Bryan Adams on the song „Without You“. The tv special Celebrate! was produced just in time for her 60. birthday and was later also released on home video. Tina celebrated the new Millennium with a concert in Las Vegas on December 30. On the album Aida, Tina contributed her vocals on the wonderful ballad „Easy As Life“ (written by Elton John) and for the Lion King soundtrack, she recorded the track „He Lives In You“.
In January 2000, Tina performed at the Super Bowl pre-game show at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta and in February, she was guest in the tv series Ally McBeal (released on home video in 2002). In March, she embarked on her Twenty Four Seven Tour in Minneapolis on March 23, the most successful tour of her career. Guinness World Records announced that Tina sold more concert tickets than any other solo concert performer in music history. Parlaphone released the Twenty Four Seven (Tour Editon) and the additional tracks Whatever You Need as well as the German single Don’t Leave Me This Way. For the American leg of the tour, Tina’s sponsor Target released the mini album All That Glitters with an previously unreleased version of the song „Baby, I’m A Star,“ written by Prince. At the last show in Anaheim on December 6, Tina said goodbye and took a four year break from the music business. Ike reformed the Kings of Rhythm in 2001, taking them on an US tour with his new wife Jeanette as the lead singer. After the tour, he recorded his Grammy nominated album Here & Now. Goldenlane Records released from Ike & Tina Turner a limited edition EP A Fool In Live (Millennium Versions) with remixed versions and Ike Turner released the live album The Resurrection, with recordings from the Montreux Jazz Festival. For the soundtrack album Brother Bear, Tina contributed the song „Great Spirits,“ written by Phil Collins. The first official performance from Tina after the last tour was in January 2004 at Oprah Winfrey’s birthday party, where she performed live The Best and Proud Mary. In October, the first single Open Arms from her upcoming album was a moderate hit in Europe. For promotion, Tina performed it live at many tv shows. The double CD album and greatest hits package All The Best was her highest charting album in America, where it reached #2 in it’s first week. From Ike & Tina Turner, the two disc package Live In '71 with recordings from a concert in The Netherlands on February 11, 1971 was released. The second new recorded track Complicated Disaster was only released as a download single, but Tina promoted it live at the German award show Goldene Kamera. In April, Tina performed live at the H.C. Andersen Festival in Denmark and in November at a costumed charity ball in St. Petersburg. In December, she received a „Lifetime Achievement Award“ from the Kennedy Center Honors in Washington. During the show, Queen Latifah performed What's Love Got To Do With It, Melissa Etheridge River Deep, Mountain High, Al Green Let's Stay Together and Beyonce Knowles Proud Mary. From Ike & Tina, the track Raise Your Hand was remixed from many DJ’s, taken from the album Golden Empire.
In 2006, Tina’s duet Teach Me Again with Italian singer Elisa (taken from the movie All the Invisible Children) reached #1 in Italy. It is the very last official physical single from Tina Turner. On October 8, Ike Turner married Audrey Madison. He released also the two disc package Live In Concert, with recordings from the North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam. In 2007 he won his first solo Grammy Award on February 11 in the category „Best Traditional Blues Album“ for Risin' With The Blues. The album was also nominated at the 7th Annual Independent Music Awards for „Blues Album of the Year“. In May, Tina performed in London’s Natural History Museum to cellect money for the Caudwell Childrens charity organization. On December 12, Ike Turner died at the age of 76 in his home in San Marcos, California. On the album River - The Joni Letters from Herbie Hancock, Tina contributed her wonderful interpretation of the jazz song „Edith And The Kingpin“ and on the greatest hits package Ultimate Santana, her previously unreleased version from the hit song „The Game of Love“ was released for the first time. In 2008, at the request of Beyonce Knowles, Tina performed at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards live on stage. One day later, she flew to Moscow and performed ten songs live at the Gazprom Anniversary in the Kremlin Palace theater. In May, at a special Oprah Winfrey show in Las Vegas, she announced that she will go back on tour once more. The 50th Anniversary Tour opened in Kansas City at the Sprint Center on October 01. Just in time for the tour, Capitol Records released the compilation album TINA! with two new recorded songs and for the European leg in 2009 the 3 disc set The Platinum Collection featuring all of Tina’s single releases. The tour was a massive success, with sold-out shows and many additional dates. After the tour, Tina participated in the Beyond singing project, together with Regula Curti and Dechen Shak Dagsay. The album, released in June, combined Buddhist chants and Christian choral music along with spiritual messages by Tina certified gold. In September, the new double disc set TINA Live features Tina’s appearance at the Gelredome in the Netherlands, as part of her 50th Anniversary Tour on a full length DVD and a 15 track selection of this extraordinary performance on compact disc. It’s the second and last solo live album from Tina Turner.
On August 5, 2010 Ike Turner was posthumously recognized by his Mississippi hometown. Clarksdale officials and music fans gathered to unveil two markers honoring Turner and his musical legacy. He has also been recognized with a star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame. Tina’s older sister Ruby Alline Selico passed away in September. In 2011, Children Beyond contains prayers from the six greatest religions, performed by Tina, Regula, Dechen and 30 children. The Beyond team with Tina promoted the album at two tv shows in Germany and Switzerland with the special mix „When You Sing“ and released the digital download single Unity. In April 2013, Tina is the cover girl of the German Vogue edition. At the age of 73, she is the oldest cover girl ever and looks stunning. On July 21, she gets married with her long-time partner Erwin Bach in Zurich. Earlier that year, she became a Swiss citizen. Bob Gruen released with On The Road a home video and picture disc from Ike & Tina, featuring never been seen footage and unreleased recordings from the early seventieth. Just in time for Valentine's Day in 2014, the new compilation Love Songs hits the charts in England. In June, the third Beyond album Love Within features Tina’s wonderful interpretations of the gospel song „Amazing Grace“ and her self-penned track „I’m A Motherless Child,“ which was already recorded by Ike & Tina Turner for the album Outta Season in 1969. For promotion, the singles Mother and Heavenly Home were released digitally. Because of it’s 30th anniversary, Parlophone Records released Tina’s comeback album Private Dancer in a two disc Anniversary Edition in 2015.
In 2016, Tina was in London on December 16, working on her stage musical. At the launch party of TINA The Musical on October 17, 2017 she announced that Adrienne Warren will be playing the role of Tina Turner. For promotion, Tina is also guest at the Jonathan Ross tv show with a full length interview. The fourth and last Beyond album Awakening Beyond features once again a spiritual message spoken by Tina. On April 17, 2018 Tina and her husband Erwin were special guests at the musical premiere in London, together with other celebrities like Rod Stewart and Graham Norton. The All The Best album was re-issued under the different title The Greatest Hits with a new cover art to promote the musical. On July 03, Tina’s eldest son Craig Turner died at the age of 59 in his home in Studio City, California. Tina announced that TINA The Musical wil come to Hamburg, Germany in March 2019 and to Broadway, New York in autumn. At the launch party on October 23 at the Mojo Club in Hamburg, Tina presented Kristina Love who plays her in the German version of the musical. My Love Story, the second biography after her first best seller with I, Tina from 1986 came out in October. In November, the classic track What’s Love Got To Do With It was released as a digital download in a brand new Symphonic Version, taken from the album 80’s Symphonic. In February 2019, the Adrienne Warren performed track River Deep, Mountain High was released as the first single from the Original Cast Album with music from the musical. On March 05, TINA Das Musical premiered on the Reeperbahn in Hamburg (Germany) at the Stage Operettenhaus. Tina watched the show and appeared on stage at the end of the performance together with the entire cast. The musical and it’s actors received three Olivier Awards nominations and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith won the award for „Best Actor“ for his interpretation of Ike Turner.