Ike renamed Anna Mae Bullock to Tina Turner, and they formed a professional and personal partnership.
Tina Turner was born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939, in Nutbush, Tennessee, a small rural town. Her parents, Floyd and Zelma Bullock were sharecroppers. She had an older sister named Alline. Tina’s parents separated when she was young, and her mother moved to St. Louis, Missouri, leaving Tina and her sister with their grandmother.
My second 2023 inductee, 14th overall, is Sir Paul McCartney. He is the first to be in my hall twice, once for The Beatles and now for his post-Beatle career.
The Beatles’ bassist, vocalist, and songwriter would continue solo beginning in 1970 at the sign of the break-up of the band. He would release his first LP, McCartney, a month before the release of The Beatles’ swansong Let It Be. The album, rich with experimentation, has McCartney performing all instruments and vocals himself, aside from some backing vocals performed by Linda McCartney. It also contained the song, “Maybe I’m Amazed”.
And so castles made of sand slips into the sea, eventually
My lucky 13th inductee, 1st for 2023, is one of the greatest guitar players ever. James Marshall “Jimi” Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix) was born at 10:15 a.m. on November 27, 1942, at Seattle’s King County Hospital.
A lot of band tours over the years have the album they’re promoting name, like Queen’s 1975/1976 “A Night at the Opera Tour”, or where they were going, like Led Zeppelin‘s 1968/1969 “North American Tour”. Some bands chosen tour names are a bit more fun, here are a few.