Tina Turner: ‘Souvenirs, Souvenirs’

Back in 1983, Tina Turner was hard at work to prepare her 1984 monster comeback. The general audience however, was mostly in the dark about what was going on in Tina’s career. So much so that a French TV producer thought it to be appropriate to make a nostalgic retrospective documentary with the appropriate title ‘Souvenirs, Souvenirs’. Rock Dinosaur Johnny Hallyday takes on the role of the singing television host. Little did they know the best was yet to come…

 

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22 responses to “Tina Turner: ‘Souvenirs, Souvenirs’

  1. Josiane

    Je dis merci pour ces petits moments de bonheur que “Tina Turner”” sait offrir en chantant. Bravo Tina !

  2. Pearl Hightower

    Thank you, Thank you. Enjoyed Souvenirs, Souvenirs!!!! Good to see Tina early in her career. Thanks Ben and Sjef….for the memories!

  3. Beto Garofalo

    Thank you very much !!! AWESOME !!!!

  4. Marie

    Wow! You can really feel her Courage, Determination and Faith in Herself that She can really make a BIG in showbisness. Even then, (during this time) she’s still hanging on tightly on her dreams. What she said at the end. Wow! I can only imagine what it felt like. Amazing Woman! Always inspiring! I can’t Thank you enough Ben and Sjef for sharing this rare and VERY inspiring episode of Tina Turner’s Life. Thank You!

  5. Marie

    Wow! You can really feel her Courage, Determination and Faith in Herself that She can really make it BIG in showbisness. Even then, (during this time) she’s still hanging on tightly on her dreams. What she said at the end. Wow! I can only imagine what it felt like. Amazing Woman! Always inspiring! I can’t Thank you enough Ben and Sjef for sharing this rare and VERY inspiring episode of Tina Turner’s Life. Thank You!

  6. MONICA MENDOZA

    Thanks Ben & Sjef for this! Great!

  7. I CAN’T STAND the host Johnny H. But TINA made this video sparkle!

    • Haha yes Johnny is a bit annoying and even if the show is scripted, at the beginning of the documentary when talking about Tina’s childhood, he says “Born Annie Mae Braddock”….

      • Not to mention that he’s the one who should be a “souvernire” …

      • Pedro

        In my opinion, Johnny with his tone of voice and and serious speech makes the story more dramatic and interesting, not to mention that it sounded like a farewell of the artist.. 😉 and fortunately it was not..

  8. Gladys

    Woooow i love this! Thanks a lot Ben & Sjef!

  9. Susan

    Tina Turner: Simply the best!

  10. Pedro

    If I’m not wrong Tina was usually invited as a has-been star to past great figures shows or other singers’ shows. I’m nearly sure Tina was having great moments from that era also, and enjoying freedom. I remember very well this special, they were airing it after Private Dancer boom. Thanks for posting.

  11. Cergio

    Nice simple documentary. Where do you find this material, guys? Always surprising. I like this Tina pre-pop/rock superstar… To me she was on the way to planetary explosion on this period of her life. I like the interview, always down to earth and she looks relaxed. Good job as always. Thanks. Some songs I did not know or hear about before (Lion, Delilah, etc.)

    • The result of years and years of collecting everything related to Tina 😉
      Thanks for your kind words Cergio and glad you enjoyed it!

    • Pedro

      Yes Cergio, and they used techniques like the zoom freezing effect to make the interview and Tina’s presence even more appealing and link it to the footage. Besides, light worked so well for TIna in this Souvenirs special, looking so atractive and beautiful. The 80’s was an internetless era but they were masters in marketing and that was decisive for her comeback as well.

  12. susana

    Eternamente maravillosa!!!!! Gracias Ben Y Sjef!!!!!!!!!!

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