Tina Turner in 2012

Tina Turner - Vienna - November 15, 2012 - 02

With 2012 drawing to a close, it is time to look back at the year that is behind us. What did Tina Turner do? And what did we do on The Tina Turner Blog? Continue reading for an overview of all the Tina news, and interesting posts on our blog, of the past year.

Tina Turner & Regula Curti - Bilanz Interview (6)

We got off to a quiet start of the year. In the end of 2011, we saw two rare television performances of Tina Turner & Children Beyond in Switzerland and Germany, but there were no more public appearances in 2012. However, on January 3, we did share this interesting interview with Regula Curti and Tina from the Swiss Bilanz magazine on our blog (with English translation).
And to continue with the Beyond theme, on March 9, we were able to give away two signed Children Beyond CD’s, and two T-shirts, as part of our Children Beyond contest.

Tina Turner - Grammy Awards - Los Angeles - February 26, 1985 - 01

February 20 – Tina Turner’s only US number one single What’s Love Got To Do With It? is added to the Grammy Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame consists of ‘recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance that are at least 25 years old’. On that day, we looked back at Tina’s iconic performance of the song during the 1985 Grammy Awards ceremony.

Tina Turner Soul Sister Musical at Hackney Empire 13/04/12

April 14 – Soul Sister, a musical based on the life and music of Ike and Tina Turner, opens at London’s Hackney Empire. Star reporter Jamie was there, and wrote a review for the blog. The musical also got rave reviews in other media, and after a short break, it re-opened at the Savoy Theatre in London’s West End. Currently, the musical is playing in The Hague, the Netherlands, after a tour of the United Kingdom. And good news, the show continues rollin’ down the river next year! Tour dates can be found at Whatsonstage.com.

Tina Turner - Giorgio Armani One Night Only - Beijing, China - May 31, 2012 (14)

May 31 – Tina is invited to Giorgio Armani’s ‘One Night Only’ fashion event in Beijing, China. Tina was among the guests at the special show that took place at the New Tank venue – Mary J. Blige was performing. She also took the opportunity to explore some of Beijing’s highlights, including the Forbidden City. See this post for more photos and a video from the event.

Tina Turner Regula Curti Dechen Shak Dagsay - Children Beyond Photoshoot 01

July 16 – Children Beyond, Tina’s spiritual project, launches an online Pledge campaign, where fans can donate and buy special items in order to support the project and its charities. Unfortunately, the project failed to reach its financial target, and was cancelled. We do hope that some of the items for sale, including a repackaged version of the Children Beyond album will become available through a different channel in the future.

Tina Turner - Dubrovnik, Croatia - August 22, 2012  - 12

August 22 – Tina is clearly enjoying her retirement. On this day, she is spotted in Dubrovnik, Croatia, where she boarded a luxurious yacht with friends to spend some holidays together. The Croatian press is there to take some snapshots. Tina is clearly in a ‘summer time’ mood!

Tina Turner exhibition Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame

September 7 – The exhibition ‘Women Who Rock’ opens at The National Museum of Women in Arts in Washington DC. The exposition, curated by the Rock Hall of Fame museum in Cleveland, OH, focusses on the role of women in rock history, and features two of Tina’s famous dresses, including her 1996 Versace dress that she wore during her Wildest Dreams tour. For those in the area – the exhibition closes next month!

Tina Turner & Alain Dominique Perrin

October 7 – It is no secret that Tina likes a glass of wine from time to time. On October 7, she was a special guest of Alain Dominique Perrin, owner of Cartier, at his château in France for the opening of the wine season. A local French newspaper reports, we have the translation.

Tina Turner - Vienna - November 15, 2012

November 15 – Tina is spending a few days in Vienna, Austria. She was invited by entrepreneur René Benko for a traditional Austrian Törgellen party at the Palais Harrach. She also attended a private birthday party, and took some time to explore the city.

Ike & Tina Turner - On the Road 1971-1972 (Bob Gruen)

November 20 – A new DVD titled ‘Ike & Tina Turner On The Road: 1971-1972’ is released. It features never before seen footage of Ike & Tina on stage and off stage, shot by rock photographer Bob Gruen and his wife Nadya. The DVD gives a rare glimpse into their lives, and The Tina Turner Blog had an exclusive interview with Bob Gruen. Also check out these fan reviews that we published.

November 26 – Tina turns 73! Tina’s fans celebrated during the annual Tina birthday fan party in Amsterdam, which was again a big success. They also made the special video above to wish their idol a happy birthday!

The Tina Turner Blog on Twitter

But that was not all! In 2012, we had several new additions to our series of fan interviews! Check out the interviews with Marcin, Sidney and Donovan.

And don’t forget you can also follow the Tina Turner Blog on other platforms. We have our Facebook page, and as of this year, you can also follow us on Twitter!

Tina Turner - 2013 calendar

And what is in store for 2013? We are not sure yet. But it has been confirmed that Tina is again involved in the Beyond project, which will probably release a new album next year, as well as a movie/documentary to be filmed in India. And when there is more, you are sure to find it here at The Tina Turner Blog. We thank you for all your support the past 12 months, and we wish you a happy and healthy 2013!

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25 responses to “Tina Turner in 2012

  1. MARK

    I thank you guys for being so thorough on Tina’s blog in 2012. I would love to see Tina at work on a film, you know the silver screen. I beleive she has some surprises up here sleeve and I cannot wait to see what it is. Happy New Years guys and Tina and her family. I hope 2013 will be just as great as 2012. Mark in the U.S.A

  2. MONICA MENDOZA

    THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING! HAPPY NEW YEAR! KISS ♥

  3. Thanks for keeping us up to date on our beloved Queen of Rock Tina!! We miss her in America!!!xoxooxo
    Loved her in concert and she is still so beautiful!

  4. Thanks for all your pic’s and updates on Tina. Miss her here in the USA…

  5. Jozef

    Thank you guys for your amazing blog bringing us hot news or fantastic memories about TINA!.. and have a great new year 2013.

  6. David

    Thanks Ben & Sjef for all your hard work this year. A great blog got even better! Here is to a Tina filled 2013!

  7. Faye

    Happy new year 🙂

  8. Aldona Rapiej

    I love you TinaTurner
    I Name Aldona Im from Polen

  9. Gary

    Thanks for all you guys do to keep us informed on the Queen of Rock ;). Miss seeing her here in the US !

  10. marga

    Gracias por todo, y un buen año para uds. y sigan con mas noticias de Tina ,en este año 2013 tan bien seguire vuestro blog, Gracias, Felicidades

  11. Marie

    Keep up the great work! Happy New Year!!! Looking forward to more Tina Turner news. 🙂

  12. Nielsen Saul Ben Karaim

    Gostaria de agradecer por este maravilhoso blog.
    Sou brasileiro e tive o privilégio de vê-la no show que ela fez no Rio de Janeiro.
    Como fã fico realmente agradecido por vocês estarem disponibilizando informações sobre nossa amada Tina Turner.
    Mais uma vez, MUITO OBRIGADO

  13. Augie

    I know why she became Swiss….

    And if the IRS REALLY had its druthers….they’d leave the the Good ol’ USA behind, too, and say, “Hey Lady! Take us with you! Even WE can’t stand this Crazy Code! Some of us actually READ IT! That’s why we wanna come with you! Pleeeeeeeeze! Pretty Pleeeeee-eeeeee-eeeeeze?!” 🙂

    Or, it’s because the CHEESE was just THAT GOOD! (I ought to know, it’s my fav’rit!) 🙂

    Or, it’s because you had a glass of SWISS MISS HOT CHOCOLATE, and said…”SOMEDAY….someday….I will be the NEW SWISS MISS!” (ok, well, maybe not! then again…I don’t know!) 🙂

    Big hugs to you, Tina, I’d send cookies if I could, but I can’t….My friend, who was VERY LITTLE, tried uploading one, one time….and it broke my DVD drive! And Laptop Speaker Grilles are (I’m sad to say) NOT inlets to try uploading MILK, for that matter, either….
    (miraculously, I was able to fix it! By Myself, even! Whew!)

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