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Nichelle ‘Nikki’ Tillman is the voice behind some of the world’s biggest stars. For more than ten years, she has toured with the likes of such music icons as Joe Cocker, Cher and P!nk. Raised in Detroit, it was gospel music that got her through a difficult childhood. But maybe more than gospel music, it was the inspiration she took from her idol Tina Turner that helped her overcome life’s challenges. When Tina asked her in 2008 to be a backing vocalist on her 50th Anniversary Tour, it was a dream come true for Nikki. The Tina Turner Blog spoke to her backstage in Berlin during the current Joe Cocker tour.
Today marks the fourth anniversary of Tina Turner’s last concert ever – May 5, 2009 in Sheffield, England. The show marked the end of her 6-month, 90-date, 50th Anniversary Tour. The tour was Tina’s first tour in 8 years, and saw her playing in sold-out arenas across Europe and North America. The last show featured some very special moments, in this post recalled by some fans who were fortunate to have attended this historical evening.
23 years ago today, Tina Turner opened her Foreign Affair European tour at the Sportpaleis (Sports Palace) in Antwerp, Belgium. The tour would go on to be the biggest concert tour in Europe of that year, and one of the biggest tours in Tina’s career, playing over a hundred shows across the continent; from Zagreb to Lisbon and from Oslo to Athens. During opening night, Tina performed You Can’t Stop Me Loving You and Look Me In The Heart, the only time the songs were heard live – audio inside the post.
The year 1993 was a real Tina Turner year and offered the full range of a pop star´s work and output: a new album (or at least partly new as most of the tracks were re-recordings), several releases as singles, a tour in the United States and several festival concerts overseas and – of course – magazine articles, TV appearances and – the reason for all the drama – the autobiographical movie “What´s Love Got To Do With It”. 1993 started with the release of “I Don´t Wanna Fight” which turned out to be a big hit on both sides of the Atlantic.
Missing You is a song featured on Tina Turner’s 1996 record Wildest Dreams, and the third single of that album. The song is a John Waite cover, who had a number one hit with it in 1984. The video for the song was filmed by photographer Peter Lindbergh, and was part of Tina’s promotional campaign for Hanes Hosiery. The song was also performed live during every night of the 1996/1997 Wildest Dreams tour. In this post, we look back at the origins of this song.
David Bowie’s musical comeback is certainly one of the most exciting highlights of the current year. With a new album released two weeks ago, currently topping the charts, it is time to pay tribute to one of the most important figures in pop history – and a great admirer of Tina!
The April issue of The Vogue, with Tina Turner on the cover, hit the newsstands today in Germany. The photo shoot, with photos by Claudia Knoepfel and Stefan Indlekofer, shows Tina looking more vibrant and elegant than ever. In the interview, Tina looks back at her past success, but also to the future.
From the cover: “A comeback? I need to re-invent myself. [...] Tina, more than a rock ‘n’ roll icon: Tina Turner (wearing Giorgio Armani) at 73 is a marvel of serenity and joy!” Tina Turner will be on the cover of the German edition of Vogue magazine in April 2013. The issue will be on sale starting Wednesday March 13. The article is called: “TINA – more than a Rock ‘n’ Roll icon: at 73, Tina Turner is a wonder of serenity and joy for life”.
First reactions to the cover inside the post.
Update: Full coverage of the interview here!
“One of the Living” is a 1985 song written by Holly Knight who also wrote “The Best” and “Better Be Good To Me”, two other mega hits for Tina Turner. The song was one of two songs Tina recorded for the soundtrack for the film Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (in which she also starred) and is played over the film’s opening credits.
Continue reading for a live versions of the song, infos and the official Clip in HQ.