Tina Turner was a special guest this weekend for the lauching of the wine season at Chateau Lagrezette in Caillac. She was once again invited by her friend Alain Dominique Perrin, former owner of Cartier! She was already there in 2003 with actor Jean Reno.
An audience recording of Tina Turner performing her single I Don’t Wanna Lose You, live during her concert on June 28, 1990 at the Palace of Versailles in France. The quality of the recording is not the best, but what is funny about the track is especially Tina’s introduction: “I’m gonna do this one for, my boyfriend. I call him Azzedine.” She is referring of course to Tunesian-French fashion designer Azzedine Alaïa, who designed many outfits for Tina during the 1980′s. But who knows, maybe her then still ‘new’ boyfriend Erwin Bach was also in the audience! A romantic love song on a summer’s evening!
20 years ago today, Tina Turner performed at the Grand Opening of Disneyland Paris, Disney’s theme park just outside of Paris, France. Tina performed (lip-synching) her hit single The Best from 1989. The opening of EuroDisney on April 12, 1992, was a big event with many stars, and it was broadcast (live) in several European countries. In this video, Tina is introduced by German television host Thomas Gottschalk.
27 years ago today, Tina Turner performed at the Zénith in Paris as part of her 1985 Private Dancer world tour. Below, you will find the songs I Can’t Stand The Rain and Help, taken from an audience recording of this show. Also, you will find a review of the concert that appeared in an Austrian newspaper (in German), and the set list of the concert. Thanks to Hans for providing the newspaper article!
12 years ago today, Tina Turner was at the NRJ Music Awards in Cannes, France. She performed the song When The Heartache Is Over from her album Twenty Four Seven. She was also presented with an honorary award, given to her by French actor Alain Delon. Continue reading for the video and a few more photos. Big thank you to Nicolas for the video!
Tina Turner performed on the French tv-show Taratata in 1999 (recorded October 30, broadcast November 29) to promote her new album Twenty Four Seven. She performed live with her own band and a big orchestra, very impressive performances. Tina played four songs: River Deep, Mountain High, When The Heartache Is Over, Let’s Stay Together and Whatever You Need. She was also interviewed twice during the show. Click continue reading for the video (27 min), audio downloads and french version. Merci to Nicolas for providing these videos!
Born in Nutbush, Tennessee in 1939, Tina Turner moved to St. Louis in her teen years and from there she left for California. Although Tina lived in the Los Angeles area for about 25 years, in 1986 Tina moved to Europe and has lived there since. Living first in London, she later moved with her German boyfriend to Cologne, Germany. However, since the mid-1990′s, Tina divides her time between Zurich, Switzerland and Nice at the French Côte d’Azur. Her house in France was built especially for her and she decorated it herself.
A big post, with magazine articles from Ebony (May 2000) and Schweizer Illustrierte (November 2006), photos of Tina’s house in France under construction, photos of Tina receiving the honorary citizenship of Villefranche-sur-Mer and a video with a tour of Tina’s house in France from the Oprah show in 1997. Enjoy! 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.