Tina Turner is once again a married woman, as the American artist married her life partner in a discrete civil ceremony, in Switzerland, local media announced. The 73-year old singer, who became a Swiss citizen in April, married the German music producer Erwin Bach, aged 57, in a discrete ceremony, held on the shores of Lake Zurich, in the city of Küsnacht. The ceremony had occurred “a few days ago,” according to statements made by Hannes Friess, an employee of the local municipality.
Tina Turner and her husband will celebrate their marriage with a Buddhist ceremony on Sunday, July 21st, at their residence in Küsnacht, where more than 120 guests are expected to participate, according to international media.
News about the wedding plans of singer Tina Turner began to emerge as early as April, when international media said the American artist was engaged to Erwin Bach, but singer’s agent refused to confirm the information. Tina Turner was a relationship with Erwin Bach since 1987. She divorced her first husband, Ike Turner, in 1978.
Tina Turner, for decades one of the most successful singers in the world, became famous thanks to songs like “Simply The Best”, “What’s Love Got To Do With It” and “Proud Mary”. Tina Turner was born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939, in Brownsville (Tennessee). Her father worked on a cotton plantation, and her mother was of Indian origin. The singer has converted to Buddhism in 1970.
After high school, Tina Turner moved to Saint Louis, then the blues capital, where she met Ike Turner, a guitar eight years older than her. Their first single – “Fool in Love” – climbed to first place on Hit Parade. She became well known in 1966, with the release of the song “River Deep Mountain High”, composed for her by Phil Spector. American artist’s marriage began to deteriorate after Ike Turner became addicted to drugs and started to abuse her. Tina Turner left him on July 2, 1976, taking with her the couple’s four children, two of whom are from Ike Turner’s previous relationship.
During divorce, the singer gave up any support from Ike and rights on music made together. She began her solo career in 1984 at New York, when she was in a debt of half a million dollars and was living on welfare. In the same year, at age 45, Tina Turner has won four Grammy Awards for the album that marked her comeback in the music industry, “Private Dancer” and starred with Mel Gibson in “Mad Max – Beyond Thunderdome.”
In an impressive career of nearly half a century, Tina Turner, considered the most successful singer of rock music, otherwise dubbed “Queen of Rock and Roll”, released 10 studio albums, starred in numerous films and her albums have sold over 200 million copies worldwide. The American singer known for her vocal prowess which electrifies the audience every time with her exuberant energy. Tina Turner has sold more tickets to her concerts than any other solo artist in history and won eight Grammy Awards.
Tina Turner retired from public life after her farewell tour which took place in 2008/2009. The singer learned German and moved to Switzerland in 1995 to live with her life partner Erwin Bach.