Some of us already had the pleasure of watching the new Ike & Tina Turner DVD by Bob & Nadya Gruen. We enjoyed it a lot and asked a few of our friends and Tina historians Alan, Hank & Marco to review it for the blog. Since their full stories were too big for print, below you’ll find a glimpse at each one of their reviews on the blog. And since they all are worth a reading, the unedited versions of the reviews are available to download!
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A new DVD titled ‘Ike & Tina Turner On The Road: 1971-1972′ will be released on November 20. The movie consists of footage shot by world-renowned rock photographer Bob Gruen and his wife Nadya while touring together with the Ike & Tina Turner revue in the early 1970′s. Bob and Nadya developed a close relationship with the duo, and the DVD will feature many candid on stage and off stage moments. The Tina Turner Blog had an exclusive interview with Bob Gruen about the upcoming movie release as well as his personal relationship with Ike and Tina.
The following audio clip is Ike & Tina Turner performing the Otis Redding classic Respect live in Oakland, USA in 1969. This was part of their opening set they did for the Rolling Stones concert at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. It is an audience recording, so the quality is only average. But, the performance is very nice with a lot of audience interaction.
“From the camera of Bob Gruen comes this amazing, intimate look at the legendary Ike and Tina Turner at their creative and popular peak. From the hot lights of their unequaled stage show to tender moments crooning the blues with only the camera as their audience, this is a look inside a hardworking band as well as an iconic couple”. 90MN.
Download the trailer here!
Pre-order the dvd here.
Update: continue reading for the tracklist of the dvd.
Tonight, the musical Soul Sister, based on the music and life of Ike & Tina Turner will open at the Savoy Theatre in London’s West End. The musical had a previous, very succesful run at the Hackney Empire, and has now been moved to the center of London’s theater scene! The musical will play at the theater from August 20 until September 29, with the official premiere taking place this Thursday, August 23. The show got great reviews during its previous run – see our posts here and here. If you haven’t seen it yet – you can buy tickets on this website.
After its stand at the Savoy Theatre, the spectacle will go on the road through the UK and Ireland. Continue reading for all the dates of the Soul Sister tour.
Soul Sister, the musical based on the life of Tina Turner, featuring many of Ike & Tina’s and Tina’s solo hits, will move the Savoy Theatre on London’s West End. The musical premiered in April of this year at Hackney Empire to excellent reviews. The original run ended at the beginning of this month, but today it was announced that the musical will return! It will open on August 23 and will run through (at least) September 29. For more information, visit the press release at Playbill.com. Curious? You can check out the review that Jamie wrote for our blog after the opening night of the musical.
The musical will also come to Ireland! From October 15 – October 20, you can see the show at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in Dublin. Tickets ranging from € 20 – € 48 are on sale now, for more information visit this website. Thanks to David for notifying us!
This is a very unusual moment in Tina Turner’s career. Ike & Tina appeared in a movie directed by Milos Forman called Taking Off released in 1971. The movie received the Golden Palm in Cannes and was nominated for several BAFTA awards. Ike & Tina are not directly related to the story of the movie; at some point during the film, the main characters just wants to have some fun and forget their worries, so what better way to do so than going to an Ike & Tina concert! To get more info about the movie visit the IMDB page related to it. Continue reading for the video of Ike & Tina’s cameo in the movie (in HD) and some screenshots!
As most of you know, yesterday was the opening of the new musical about Ike & Tina Turner in London. Fellow Tina fan Jamie attended it and wrote a review of the musical for the blog. Details about the evening inside the post. If any of you guys also went, leave a comment and share with us your feelings about it! And of course, a big thank you to Jamie for his review
Below, you will find an interview with Ike and Tina Turner from the April 30, 1970 issue of the Down Beat jazz & blues magazine. Very interesting interview about the career of Ike and Tina, who were finally experiencing big commercial success after ten years in the music business. Continue reading for the interview, click the ‘permalink’ below the images for a larger view. Thanks to Sidney for providing these scans!
On April 14, the musical Soul Sister, inspired by Tina Turner’s life story and music, will premiere at London’s Hackney Empire theatre. The show stars Emi Wokoma as Tina and Chris Tummings as Ike Turner, and it will feature many of Tina’s biggest hits. Tina Turner, nor anybody from her team is involved in the show, but it might still be an interesting night out for Tina fans in the area! The show runs from April 14 until May 5 with tickets ranging from 10 to 27,50 GBP. For more information on the show check out this article on the website of Playbill. To buy tickets and for more information on show times, visit the website of the Hackney Empire.