Congratulations to Tina Turner: last Monday, she was handed her Swiss Passport. Having lived in Switzerland for over 15 years, she is now an official citizen of the country. Newspaper Blick reports that on April 22, she visited the Swiss passport bureau in Zürich together with husband-to-be Erwin Bach. Formalities, including taking a photo, took about 15 minutes. Before being able to apply for the passport, Tina had to take a citizenship test and learn the German language. We wish Tina a lot of happiness in her life as ‘Schweizerin’!
Source: Blick Zeitung
Credit: Reto Schneider/ZSZ)
Big surprise last saturday when Tina Turner inaugurated the new rescue boat of Küsnacht, the town where she lives since 1995.
“Ich taufe dich Tina” (“I christen you, Tina”), declared the singer in German, wishing the boat a good luck and a save journey. More info on the Zurichsee Zeitung website!
Also, a publication of Kusnacht’s civil status, revealed that Tina Turner is now officially a Küsnacht citizen (being referred as Turner-Bullock Tina). Continue reading to have a look at it.
Tina Turner and Erwin Bach arrive for the premiere of Giacomo Puccini’s “Tosca” in Bregenz – 2008
Tina Turner (73) is set to marry long-time partner Erwin Bach (57) this year, according to a report in Swiss tabloid newspaper Blick today. The ceremony will take place directly at the lake of Zürich (in their garden?). Food is provided by Chefs Rico Zandonella and Horst Petermann of Tina’s favorite restaurant ‘Rico’s Kunststuben’. And the dress-code: white.
Grüezi mitenand! After living for 20 years in Zurich, Tina Turner is about to give up her US citizenship and will officially become a Swiss citizen! The star is living on the shore of Lake Zurich since 1995 with her german boyfriend Erwin Bach.
The news has been spreading all over the internet since it was announced this morning in the Zuerichsee-Zeitung daily.
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
On September 28, Tina Turner together with Regula Curti and Dechen Shak-Dagsay and a group of 30 children presented their new spirtual album Children Beyond in Zurich, Switzerland. The Tina Turner Blog was very happy and proud to have been invited to this event. Below you will find a report of the press conference with many photos. As we have a lot of material, it is impossible for us to upload it all at once, so please check back for more photos and videos in the next few days! All credits for these photos to Lars!