2014 – If there was one year fans were expected to see something new coming from Tina it was supposed to be this year… First the 30th anniversary of Tina’s comeback album ‘Private Dancer’, 2014 also marked the 15th anniversary of Tina’s last studio album “Twenty Four Seven” and of course it was the year she turned 75 years old…
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In 1986, Tina Turner in collaboration with Kurt Loder published the interview-style top selling biography, ‘I, Tina’. Back then, the world discovered the multiple struggles that young Anna Mae faced during her early life as well as during her turbulent relationship with cocaine-addicted guitar-genius Ike Turner (1931-2007).
While the journalists and the general audience were amazed by the resilience and strength of the forty-seven-year-old singer, few understood that behind Tina’s success, there was a very disciplined mental training. Tina was introduced to a new way of thinking according to the rules of the Lotus Sutra: one of several forms of Buddhist-practice inspired by the life of monk Nichiren (13th century A.D.) This is the path that born Baptist Tina Turner followed since the mid-seventies, faithfully mixing it with the Lord prayers. While promoting her biography and years later Disney’s biopicture ‘What’s Love Got To Do With it?’, the question had to be asked: Would Tina be willing to write a book about her journey in Buddhism, would she tell how it could also help us overcome our daily problems and how to get to the point where you feel physically and mentally balanced?
The fans waited patiently but besides a few interviews about her faith, Tina remained silent.
Zurich, Switzerland. Yesterday the launch of the new Beyond album took place at Regula Curti’s Seeschau Center. After a mini tour of Germany to promote the album, the Beyond team reunited once again to present the CD to the Swiss media. We were again very fortunate to have been invited there. Tina Turner didn’t show up at the press conference but was present at the party that followed looking radiant and fantastic. The Tina Turner Blog was able to speak to Regula about Tina’s involvement in the album. Continue reading for more photos and videos from the press conference.
UPDATE: New video with a wonderful Tina Turner in supah form!
An exclusive look inside the upcoming Beyond Love Within album. Fabulous booklet to discover inside the post!
What a year: a wedding, a Vogue cover, an interview with Oprah Winfrey and several other appearances. Not a bad Tina Turner year for us fans… Maybe too much to remember: therefore recap of all the Tina moments you shouldn’t have missed in 2013.
Normally, we are not too fond of all kinds of gossip magazines, but today , since the wedding between Erwin Bach and Tina Turner happened a couple months ago, we’ll make an exception: if only for the rare photos. In this 1988 article that appeared in a British tabloid magazine, Tina speaks candidly about her then still young relationship with Erwin. She also talks about her relationship with, and attitude towards men, both on stage and off. Continue reading for the full article.
Last night, Tina Turner appeared on ‘Oprah’s Next Chapter’, her first televised interview since her retirement from the concert stage in 2009. The program focused mainly on her life after hanging up her dancing shoes: the gaining of Swiss citizenship , her Vogue cover and of course her recent marriage to long-time boyfriend Erwin Bach. In a rare public appearance, the newlywed Bach also sat down together with his wife to reflect on their 25 year relationship. Oprah Winfrey not only asked Tina about recent events, but also about Tina’s unhappy first marriage to Ike Turner. The rock star also looked back on her last ‘farewell’ tour in 2009. The question on everybody’s lips: will there be a return to the spotlights? While Tina didn’t give a definite ‘no’, it seems more unlikely than ever, with Tina claiming that during her last world tour she was often ‘tired of singing and dancing’. Continue reading for the most important topics discussed during the television show, as well as several clips.
Hello! magazine got an exclusive interview with Tina Turner & Erwin Bach during their wedding party in Zurich last Sunday. Tina told them details about the party preparation, her new life, Erwin and how it is to be Tina Turner in 2013. A first glimpse and a must-read before much anticipated Oprah show in August.
Read all about it in the post!