Back to 1999: Tina Turner is heavily promoting her latest studio album Twenty Four Seven. Wheels started to turn for Tina after her incendiary performance during VH1’s Divas Live and after the cancelation of a tour with Elton John, she went her own way. Massive promotion across the ocean for what would be Tina’s last album and last stadium tour. A new upload today, thanks to Kristian from Norway, with this video interview of Tina a couple of days before her appearance at the Nobel Peace Prize concert in Oslo! Looking fantastic, Tina talks about her latest hit When The Heartache Is Over, music and peace!
It seems like everywhere in the world there’s hidden gems celebrating TINA. From the never dying posters surviving under a bridge in Germany to window painting of the Queen in a deserted St Louis street, here is a new found one in Paris. Located near the famous Moulin Rouge cabaret, this beautiful piece of street art has been created by artist Ilèa and now appears on the walls of the Rue Planquette. Don’t know if it will be permanent but if you ever are in Paris soon, guess it’s a nice spot to get your picture taken with TINA! Thanks to Gustavo for the tip!
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Let’s Dance – With David Bowie
“Let’s Dance” is the title-track from English singer David Bowie’s 1983 album of the same name. It was also released as the first single from that album in 1983 and went on to become one of his biggest-selling tracks. Stevie Ray Vaughan played the guitar solo at the end of the song.
The single was one of Bowie’s fastest selling, entering the UK Singles Chart at No. 5 on its first week of release, staying at the top of the charts for three weeks. Soon afterwards, the single topped the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Bowie’s second and last single to reach number-one in the U.S. In Oceania, it narrowly missed topping the Australian charts, peaking at No. 2, but peaked at number-one for 4 consecutive weeks in New Zealand. The single became one of the best selling of the year across North America, Central Europe and Oceania.
Cose Della Vita – With Eros Ramazzotti
Cose Della Vita was originally released in 1993 from Eros Ramazzotti as a single. In 1998, he re-recorded it together with Tina for his greatest hits album „Eros,“ retitled as „Cose Della Vita (Can’t Stop Thinking of You)“ with Eros part in Italian and Tina’s self-written part in English. Eros also recorded a Spanish version with Turner’s English vocals, called „Cosas De La Vida“. A live version was released on Eros album Eros Live the same year, recorded at his Eros & Friends Tour, where Tina was a guest vocalist at some concerts. The music video is available as a bonus on the All The Best home video.
A very Merry Christmas to Mr & Mrs Bach and to every readers of Tina Turner Blog! Wishing you all happy and healthy holidays with your loved ones and let’s not forget those who are alone and less fortunate.
A few updates concerning the blog:
First, you’ll find in the Menu a new ‘TINA The Musical‘ section! A simple click to read every updates and informations we have so far concerning the forthcoming musical on Tina Turner’s life.
Second, two new additions to our Networks with TINA Blog Videos & TINA HD. You’ll respectively find on both pages, the video montage I’ve made for Tina Turner Blog and every High Definition/4K uploads from our Youtube channel in one place!
Thirdly, a new ‘Archives’ button is making its apparition (on the left side of the page if you are on your computer, at the bottom if you are viewing the mobile version of the blog) to help you navigate more easily throughout six years of blogging on Tina Turner Blog!
And because Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a small present, here is a new video upload of Tina giving an incredible rendition of her classic hit ‘Let’s Stay Together’ unplugged on American TV back in 1997. Who else thinks that the concept of re-arranging Tina’s songs unplugged should have come to reality somehow!? I say, not too late for a ‘TINA Unplugged: One Night Only’ live in Zurich!
Merry Christmas Everybody! 🎄
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A new musical based on music legend Tina Turner’s life story is now in development:
“To me this is big, this is what will get people’s attention, and in order to make it as good as possible I must be involved”.
Tina pictured with director Phyllida Lloyd and Adrienne Warren who performed the role of Tina Turner at the recent workshop of the musical. Get closer to Tina’s journey, sign up now!
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Phyllida Lloyd – Tina Turner – Adrienne Warren
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Tina Turner in London, TINA The Musical Workshop – December 2016
We talked about it for months (even decades among TINA Titans) and today it is finally official! TINA The Musical, will hit London’s West End in 2018. A special website has been launched for the occasion: TINA The Musical. Check it out & subscribe to the mailing list!
Moreover, here is a message from TINA herself:
We have been working on the musical for over a year now and today I am delighted to be able to share our news as we begin the next chapter of our journey. It has been wonderful to collaborate with Katori and Phyllida and to have my story nurtured by such an amazing creative team is thrilling. London has always had a very special place in my heart and it’s wonderful to be back.
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Crazy In The Night
In 1982, Tina Turner contributed two songs to the soundtrack of the movie Summer Lovers. A cover of the Robert Palmer song Johnny and Mary and the song Crazy In The Night. The first song was also later released on the 1994 The Collected Recordings 60’s to 90’s compilation box set, while the song Crazy In The Night was never released on CD. Crazy In The Night is actually a song written by George Porter, member of Australian rock band Sherbet.
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By Dashon T Jones – “All I Can Say Is WoW”. This is truly how I can initially describe my holiday in The Netherlands this year. I arrived in Amsterdam on my Birthday and although the rest of the gang didnt start to arrive until two days later, being in Europe was now a dream realized! Excitement filled me as I walked from Amsterdam Centraal across the canal then to The Victoria Hotel where I then checked in. Once in the room I took a quick shower I hurriedly rushed downstairs and back outside! Until now I had never witnessed such originality in traditional structure, I was thrilled! For two days I alone enjoyed the people, food and architectural fascination of the city. Early Wednesday morning, before daybreak, I got a call from the hotel clerk asking if I was expecting a guest, It was BEN! My buddy and webmaster of TinaTurnerBlog. Continue reading
Hi everybody! Last September, I had the privilege to attend the 5th Annual Tina Turner Heritage Days in Nutbush! It was an amazing celebration and we encourage every TINA fans to join this great event, held every last weekend of September where the Tina Turner Museum stands proudly! See you there for #TTHD17 and until then watch the new trailer created especially for the event!
UPDATED DECEMBER 2016. READ TINA THE MUSICAL OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT HERE
Exciting news for all TINA fans, Joop Van Den Ende, the producer of the TINA Musical, confirmed that workshops for the Musical will start on December 16 of this year and that the Musical will premiere in London in March 2018! We can’t wait to know more about this and of course to experience it! See you all there!
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