Tina Turner in 2011 – a look back

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We take one last look back on the past year, filled with Tina Turner news, before moving on in 2012. For a rock queen in retirement, she was in the news quite often! We saw re-releases of old material, public appearances, television performances and of course the release of her spiritual album Children Beyond. Continue reading for the most important moments of the past year. Furthermore, we thank you very much for all of your support in the last year, and we look forward to seeing all of you again in this new year, with hopefully again a lot of Tina news! Happy new year!

January 30 – the official opening of the Tina Turner Blog. Check out our first post here! We are very happy that almost a year later, more than half a million visitors have found their way to our blog!

February 14 – the first reports arrive about the recording of the follow-up to the 2009 spiritual album Beyond. A cute photo of Tina and Regula Curti preparing the album in the Swiss Alps.

February 26/28 – Tina is spotted in Milan attending two Armani fashion shows. The Emporio Armani show on February 26 and the Giorgio Armani show on February 28. She looked stunning!

May 25 – the final Oprah Winfrey Show airs in the United States. Although Tina did not appear during the final shows, she was on the show several times since 1997. A few clips from these appearances were featured during the final show.

August 2 – a ‘new’ Tina documentary is broadcast on German/French tv-channel Arte. The program only consisted of old footage unfortunately, but it featured some rare moments.

September 23 – the title of Tina’s new spiritual album with Regula Curti and Dechen Shak-Dagsay is Children Beyond, and the first single from the album Unity is released as a digital download on this day.

September 28 – a press launch is held in Zurich, Switzerland to celebrate the release of the new album Children Beyond. The Tina Turner Blog was invited: check our reports of this very special day here and here!

October 7 – Children Beyond, Tina’s new spiritual album is released on this day in Switzerland and as a digital download worldwide. Check out our review here. Also check out the video we created for the song Sarvesham Svastir Bhavatu!

November 14 – Tina is spotted on a holiday in Venice. Photos here!

November 21The Recording Academy announces the new selections for the Grammy Hall of Fame of influential recordings. Tina’s number 1 hit What’s Love Got To Do With It? is one of the songs that will be inducted in 2012.

November 26 – Tina Turner turns 72! Tina’s fans celebrate together with a birthday fan party in Amsterdam.

December 11 – Tina, Regula Curti, Dechen Shak-Dagsay and a children choir perform on Swiss television for the Sports Awards.

December 17 – another tv performance for Children Beyond. This time in Berlin for the live broadcast of the Ein Herz Für Kinder gala!

Finally, also have a look at our ‘fan of the month’ interviews we did with some of Tina’s biggest fans the past year: Dave from the Netherlands(deeply missed), Laurel from the United States, Mihai from Romania, Martina from Sweden, Marco from Germany and Hank from the United States. We hope to add many more to this list next year!

22 Replies to “Tina Turner in 2011 – a look back”

  1. Muchas Felicidades para este año que se inicia!!!! Y sigan entregando material y noticias sobre Tina, me gustó mucho su trabajo. Los felicito por el blog de Tina Turner.


  2. Thanks guys for what you’ve done for us all along this year !!! I wish you a very happy new year… full of Tina news and appearances of course !!!


    1. You’re welcome. After all, it was quite a good year for Tina fans, a lot of things happened when we look back. Let’s hope 2012 will be at least as interesting! Happy new year!


  3. Hi Tina, My name is Robin, and out of respect, I need to let you know, you loss the biggest fan ever on this world.. I hate to be the one to tell you, but I know ron would want me to inform you, so you dont think he put you on the back burner.. Ron Partridge died after having a a pacemaker inserted, but his body rejected it.. Thir is a guestbook link on my facebook, that would have ronnie smile up above with the angels.. My name is Robin Morris’ Leahy, my email for facebook is Robindiva@facebook(guess where I got that name from,lol.. any problems please email me, and i will send you the link.. robindiva60@aol.com.. Thank-You, if you get this which I hope is God’s will..God-Speed


    1. Hi Robin thanks for your comment and sorry to hear about the passing of your friend Ron. Unfortuntely we are not in touch with Miss Tina Turner but maybe someone who works for her will read this and let her know!


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