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How did Tina Turner and Erwin Bach meet? Everything we know about the Swiss music executive

The famous singer died on Wednesday after a famous marriage to Ike Turner, but it was Erwin Bach who was her “one true husband.”

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The famous singer died on Wednesday after a famous marriage to Ike Turner, but it was Erwin Bach who was her “one true husband.”
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Tina Turner leaves an impressive legacy as the ‘Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll”. She sold over 100 million records worldwide, received 12 Grammy awards aswell as as receiving the organisation’s lifetime achievement award.

Aside from her achievement’s as a solo artist, she also had success with her once-husband Ike Turner. His abusive behaviour towards her ended the duo’s collaborations as well as their marriage. Ike died of an overdose and Tina went on to meet music executive Erwin Bach.

The pair met in the mid-1980s when Erwin was working as a record executive at EMI. They first encountered each other at a record label party in London.

According to Tina Turner’s autobiography, “I, Tina,” they were introduced by a mutual friend, and Erwin immediately caught Tina’s attention. Erwin, who is German, began courting Tina, and they started dating.

Their relationship grew over time, and they became romantically involved. Despite a significant age difference, Erwin was 16 years younger than Tina, they stayed together for several years before tying the knot.

Tina Turner and Erwin Bach eventually got married in a private ceremony held on 4 July, 2013, at their home in Switzerland. Tina became a naturalised Swiss citizen. Three years later Erwin donated one of his kidney’s to save Tina’s life.

Who is Erwin Bach?

Erwin Bach was born on January 24, 1956, in Cologne, Germany. He grew up in Germany and later moved to Switzerland.

He has had a successful career in the music industry, working primarily as an executive. Bach has held prominent positions at various record labels, including EMI, where he served as a top executive.