Do Something is a b-side to Tina Turner’s 1996 single On Silent Wings. It’s an up-tempo, high-energy song with some very sexy lyrics and sounds – as Tina would say ‘It’s fun, it’s naughty!’. The song is written by long-time collaborators of Tina, Holly Knight and Mike Chapman. They are the duo behind some of Tina’s biggest hits, such as The Best, Better Be Good To Me and In Your Wildest Dreams. The song is produced by Trevor Horn, and was recorded during the recording sessions for Tina’s 1996 album Wildest Dreams, but was not included in the end. It was released on several CD-single versions of On Silent Wings – continue reading for scans of different releases, as well as to listen to the song and read the lyrics.
I’m A Lady – a b-side to Tina Turner’s 1991 single Love Thing. It was written by the same men responsible for her number 1 hit single What’s Love Got To Do With It: Terry Britten and Graham Lyle. They worked with Tina many times, and contributed songs for all of her studio albums, including such hits as What You Get Is What You See, We Don’t Need Another Hero and Something Beautiful Remains. I’m A Lady was only included on the UK and European versions of the Love Thing single (both vinyl and CD), including the UK picture-CD. Continue reading for scans of the Love Thing single, and to listen to the song while reading the lyrics.
4 years ago today, Tina Turner launched her 2008/2009 50th Anniversary Tour in Kansas City, Missouri. She performed to a sold out crowd at the 18,000-seat Sprint Center. This performance was Tina’s first full concert in 8 years, since her 2000 Twenty Four Seven world tour. The 50th Anniversary Tour was a greatest hits tour, and consisted of 90 concerts in North America and Europe, ending on May 5th in Sheffield, UK. In this post you will find photos, audio and a newspaper review from opening night. Ticket photo by Nate!
Today, the one and only Bruce Springsteen turns 63! In honor of Bruce’s birthday, we take a closer look at the cover that Tina did of his hit record Dancing In The Dark. Bruce and Tina both released their biggest selling albums in 1984: Born In The USA and Private Dancer. Both undertook massive world tours in 1984/1985 to promote their records, they were the biggest music stars of that moment. In 1985, they were both part of the We Are The World single, for the USA for Africa charity project. It was around that time that Tina asked Bruce to write a song for her. Bruce had already written a couple of hit songs for other female artists (Patti Smith’s ‘Because The Night’ and ‘Fire’ for the Pointer Sisters), so it was no coincidence that Tina had set her eyes on The Boss. Unfortunately, for one reason or another, a true Bruce and Tina collaboration never came into being. Instead, Tina covered Dancing In The Dark during her 1985 Private Dancer tour, as well as in the beginning of the 1987 Break Every Rule tour. To celebrate Springsteen’s birthday, watch Tina belting out this classic during her 1985 concert in Tokyo, and listen to an audience recording of the song from Paris 1987. Happy birthday Bruce!
A classic from the Break Every Rule tour: Tina Turner performing Two People, live at Rockódromo de la Casa de Campo in Madrid, Spain. The show was broadcast in parts live on the radio, on May 17, 1987. Unfortunately, the radio DJ’s finds it necessary to talk in between, but also during the songs, as if reporting on a football match. Therefore, the beginning of this audio track is slightly ruined, but what is left is still a very nice version of ‘Dos Personas’, the second European single of Tina’s 1986 Break Every Rule album. Enjoy!
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.
12 years ago today, Tina Turner performed at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, United States. This was one of two ‘Millenium concerts’, the second concert took place one day later on December 31st. The shows were double headliner gigs with Elton John. Tina & Elton were originally supposed to go on tour together, but these plans were cancelled after an argument during the rehearsals for their Divas Live appearance earlier that year (see here). These two concerts in Las Vegas were the only shows they did together, however, Tina and Elton played separate sets and didn’t appear on stage together. The show on December 30 was open to everybody, the real new year’s eve show a day later was a private show. Below, you will find three songs from this concert and the set list of Tina’s show. Continue reading →
An audio recording of Tina Turner performing a cover of the Bertie Higgins’ song Key Largo, live at Le Palace in Paris on March 29, 1982. As far as we know, this is the only existing recording of Tina performing this song. Unfortunately, the quality of the audio file is very bad, but still worth a listen, especially for the fans. The picture above is from that concert. Click below for the song and lyrics.
The Rolling Stones had a great influence on Tina Turner’s career. Tina was influenced by their music and covered their songs throughout her career (Honky Tonk Woman, Jumping Jack Flash, It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll, Out Of Time). Moreover, she was impressed by their capability to sell out arena’s and stadiums all over the world.
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