The year 1993 was a real Tina Turner year and offered the full range of a pop star´s work and output: a new album (or at least partly new as most of the tracks were re-recordings), several releases as singles, a tour in the United States and several festival concerts overseas and – of course – magazine articles, TV appearances and – the reason for all the drama – the autobiographical movie “What´s Love Got To Do With It”. 1993 started with the release of “I Don´t Wanna Fight” which turned out to be a big hit on both sides of the Atlantic.
In 2004, it was announced that Tina Turner would get a role in the Merchant Ivory movie The Goddess. Her role would be that of Hindu Goddess Shakti: “the universal feminine energy, which is manifest in Kali, Durga, Mother Mary, Wicca, and each and every woman on the planet”. In preparation for the role, Tina travelled through India, together with director Ismail Merchant. Besides starring in it, Tina was also supposed to contribute some songs in English, Sanskrit and Latin.
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Today, Her Royal Highness The Queen’s most famous agent is back! The 23rd James Bond movie ‘Skyfall’ will have its world release: and Adele penned and recorded the soundtrack. She did a terrific job – a song in the original Bond style: a first since Tina Turner sang the title track of GoldenEye.
Back in 1995, Bono and The Edge of U2 sent a demo track to Tina & Roger Davies (her manager). They liked it: she recorded it, he promoted it. The result was a European hit single which led Tina to record her 1996 Wildest Dreams album and to tour the world. The song is also featured on the new album The Best Of Bond that was released this month: order on Amazon Germany, UK or USA.
On November 21, 1995, a few days short of her 56th birthday, Tina, looking stylish and radiant in black suit, appeared at the premiere of GoldenEye at the Odeon at Leicester Square. Watch this video, including a very nice interview with Tina (big thanks to Michael for some of the video footage!), and her encounter with Prince Charles (together with Pierce Brosnan, Judi Dench & Famke Janssen). And try to spot Tina’s cute wink at the camera man!
Continue reading for a collection of photos from that special evening.
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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!
Late 1984, early 1985, in the middle of Australian summer, Tina Turner was filming the movie Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, alongside Mel Gibson. She performed the role of Aunty Entity. It was Tina’s childhood dream to become a movie star: aged 45 she realized that dream. The movie was recorded in the scorching heat of the Australian desert: people passed out on the set. However, Tina enjoyed every single second of it: she has often referred to this experience as one of the most enjoyable of her career. Continue reading for some on set photos of Aunty Entity in full attire!
Another update about yesterday’s press conference. In this post you will find another 35 photos, this time taken by Marco. Also, in this post you will find the transcript of Tina’s narrative in the Children Beyond movie. The website of Children Beyond Universe, on which you can create your own mandala is now online: go check it out here! We’re still working on the videos of the press conference, they will be online tomorrow!