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.
On March 27 2013, celebrate the 20th anniversary of the powerful true-life story of rock ‘n’ roll’s legendary performer, Tina Turner – now on Blu-ray for the first time!
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Tina Turner is ever the professional, but even she has her bad days, when everything seems to go wrong. Opening night of her 1985 Private Dancer tour in Helsinki, Finland was one of these days. When Tina enters the stage, she is surrounded by smoke, making it impossible for her to sing. She simply shouts out “TOO MUCH SMOKE!”, and gives her stage technician a piece of her mind, before continuing the song as if nothing has happened. Later during the show, she confesses to the audience that she is tired of performing Proud Mary – her self-acclaimed favorite song. Continue reading for more details on this show!
According to Wikipedia, Tina will receive on June 30,2013 a BET Lifetime Achievement Awards in Los Angeles. It would make sense since her good friend Oprah Winfrey will also receive an award in the Humanitarian category.
2013 also marks the 30 years of her come-back so this would be the ideal moment for her to receive such an honor.
Nothing sure for the moment, it is only a rumor but let’s hope it will happen and that it might announce something else for the rest of the year! Thanks to Larry for the tip!
Update: The info has been removed from Wikipedia so maybe we’ve been too naive about it, but if by any chance there’s further development, we’ll let you know.
In 2004, it was announced that Tina Turner would get a role in the Merchant Ivory movie The Goddess. Her role would be that of Hindu Goddess Shakti: “the universal feminine energy, which is manifest in Kali, Durga, Mother Mary, Wicca, and each and every woman on the planet”. In preparation for the role, Tina travelled through India, together with director Ismail Merchant. Besides starring in it, Tina was also supposed to contribute some songs in English, Sanskrit and Latin.
Today we celebrate the second anniversary of The Tina Turner Blog! We would like to thank each and everyone of you for following us, for your contributions and your support.
During those 2 years, we received 1, 444, 000 views, more than 3000 comments, 422 people subscribed to our newsletter and this is our 240th post. Don’t forget you can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
And to celebrate the occasion we created a montage of Tina through the years who is like her fans, a Gas, Gas, Gas!
Thanks again for making it a success and of course, more to come. All the best!
Ben & Sjef
P.S: For those who can’t view the video in their country, continue reading to watch it on the blog!
Certain nights can be decisive in a singer career; and if there’s one that was a major turning point in Tina’s career it certainly is those 3 evenings of January 1983 where she packed one of New York’s most legendary night-club, The Ritz.
Today, we celebrate the 30th anniversary of this very special event, continue reading to watch and read more about it.