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!
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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.
Watch a sneak preview of much anticipated Tina Turner interview on Oprah’s Next Chapter. The video is available to watch worldwide thanks to AOL! Have a look inside the post for screenshots.
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!
Tina Turner, Oprah Winfrey and Erwin Bach in the south of France – July 2013. (Oprah)
Tina Turner is back! At least on American Tv… She sat down with good friend Oprah for “Oprah’s Next Chapter” that will air August 25th 2013 on OWN. This will be Tina Turner’s 6th tv interview with Oprah. 2013 is getting better and better for Tina Turner’s fans. We are all already very exited about this great news and can’t wait to learn more about it!
Photo above from Oprah’s Facebook: “Having dinner with Tina Turner and her new HUSBAND Erwin Bach after A++ interview. #NextChapter Aug 25.”
“Oprah travels to the South of France for an intimate conversation with rock and roll legend Tina Turner. In the only interview following the iconic singer’s private wedding ceremony in Switzerland to longtime love Erwin Bach, Oprah joins Tina during a stop on their honeymoon, to talk love, retirement and her private life out of the spotlight.”
It is already announced on Oprah’s Website! We will keep you update as soon as we have more infos!
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UPDATE: SEVERAL NEW PICTURES EMERGED TODAY! SEE THEM IN POST! (07/26/13)
FANTASTIC “TINA TURNER WEDDING INTERVIEW” FROM HELLO HERE! (07/26/13)
Today, July 21st, Tina Turner married her partner for 27 years: Erwin Bach. On the guest list: Oprah Winfrey, Bryan Adams, Roger Davies, Rhonda Graam. All the latest updates will be posted on the blog. We wish the happy couple a wonderfuly, sunny and joyful day!