A highlight on many of Tina Turner’s concert tour: the claw. During her last two tours, she performed Nutbush City Limits while swinging over the audience, asking them to sing it, one more time! Smiling faces, teeth, no teeth! Check out this version, an audience recording taken in Phoenix, Arizona during the first leg of her Twenty Four Seven millennium tour, on April 27, 2000.
Tina Turner featured on the cover of the September/October 2009 issue of the German spiritual magazine Newsage. Inside the magazine is a short article on the first Beyond album with Regula Curti and Dechen Shak-Dagsay. This was Tina’s first collaboration on a spiritual album, and the article features some interesting information on how this project came about! Continue reading to see the full article (in German) and an English translation. Thank you Michael for providing these scans!
Last weekend, the musical Soul Sister based on Tina Turner’s career and her marriage to Ike Turner, opened in London’s Hackney Empire theater. And good news: the musical has received mostly very positive reviews, and especially Emi Wokoma’s portrayal of Tina Turner is applauded. Above, you can find a video of a BBC report on the new musical, thanks to Alan! Below is a selection of reviews that appeared on the web. We congratulate the production team of the musical on their success. What’s more, this is clearly a sign that the audience and critics alike haven’t forgotten about Tina yet – dare we say time for another comeback, Miss Turner?
Listen to this nice interview of Tina Turner talking about her colleagues such as Mick Jagger, Madonna, Prince; her influences and her projects for the year 1986! The interview was conducted by Peter Panton for Speak Up magazine. Click continue reading for the audio and a full transcription of the interview.
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As most of you know, yesterday was the opening of the new musical about Ike & Tina Turner in London. Fellow Tina fan Jamie attended it and wrote a review of the musical for the blog. Details about the evening inside the post. If any of you guys also went, leave a comment and share with us your feelings about it! And of course, a big thank you to Jamie for his review
20 years ago today, Tina Turner performed at the Grand Opening of Disneyland Paris, Disney’s theme park just outside of Paris, France. Tina performed (lip-synching) her hit single The Best from 1989. The opening of EuroDisney on April 12, 1992, was a big event with many stars, and it was broadcast (live) in several European countries. In this video, Tina is introduced by German television host Thomas Gottschalk.
Tina Turner’s primary school in Nutbush, Flagg Grove School, is to be saved and restored. The one-room school will be moved to the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center in Brownsville, TN. There the building will function as an exhbition room, including an exhibit on Tina herself, and African-American education in that era. The school was originally located on land bought from Benjamin Flagg in 1889, who was the brother to Tina’s (Anna Mae Bullock’s) great grandfather George Flagg. Tina attended the school in the 1940′s while she was growing up in Nutbush. The school was closed in 1960′s and after this has been used as a barn. For more information, visit the website of the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center.
Update June 3: Last Friday, June 1, Tina’s former school house, Flagg Grove School, was moved to its new location in Brownsville, TN, where it will be renovated and opened as an exhibition space. Via this link, you can follow this wonderful project. Thanks to Sonia Outlaw-Clark of the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center for keeping us informed. See the photo below of the school being moved to Brownsville, via Highway 19 (a.k.a. Tina Turner Highway) – a wonderful sight!
Below, you will find an interview with Ike and Tina Turner from the April 30, 1970 issue of the Down Beat jazz & blues magazine. Very interesting interview about the career of Ike and Tina, who were finally experiencing big commercial success after ten years in the music business. Continue reading for the interview, click the ‘permalink’ below the images for a larger view. Thanks to Sidney for providing these scans!
The video above is Tina Turner performing On Silent Wings live at Flanders Expo, Ghent in Belgium during her 1996 Wildest Dreams tour. On Silent Wings was the third single of Tina’s Wildest Dreams album, after Goldeneye and Whatever You Want, and was released in April 1996. The song was written by Tina’s longtime guitar player James Ralston, together with Swamp Rock legend Tony Joe White. The album version of the song features a cameo appearance by Sting: during her tour Sting’s vocal parts were performed by Tina’s other guitar player John Miles. The video above was recorded live on stage while Tina was on tour and was broadcast as part of the election of Miss Belgium television show in May 1996.