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Tina Turner turns 77 on Saturday

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Happy Birthday to a music legend.

Rock and roll superstar Tina Turner is celebrating her 77th birthday on Saturday.

The singer, known for her high-energy concerts and many hit songs, including "What's Love Got to Do With It," "Private Dancer" and "Simply the Best," was born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939 in Nut Bush Tennessee.

She first rose to stardom as musical partner to former husband Ike Turner in the Ike and Tina Turner Revue.

Turner wrote in her autobiography, "I Tina" that she endured several years of physical abuse from Ike, before splitting from him in 1976. After their divorce, Tina struggled for several years to make it as a solo performer.

Her fortunes changed with the release of her Grammy-winning comeback album "Private Dancer" in 1984.

Since then, Tina has enjoyed a fruitful career as a solo act, with several hit songs and sold-out concerts around the world.

She married her second husband, Erwin Bach, in 2013.

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