TINA: RockQueen – Mother – Fighter

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I’m proud that my career continues…

Just in time for TINA’s 80th birthday, German channel ZDF will broadcast a new documentary entitled ‘Tina Turner: RockQueen-Mother-Fighter’ focusing on Tina’s incredible life. As part of ZDF History series, the 45 minute piece will air November 17 at 23.50.

Here is what German newspaper Weser Kurier published a couple of days ago about the documentary:

Growing up as the youngest daughter of a pastor’s family in Tennessee, the young Anna Mae Bullock did not have it easy: her hometown Nutbush in the south of the US was characterized at that time by racism, fear, violence and considerable social ruthlessness. 

“I had to learn to deal with prejudice, so my attitude to life is marked by iron self-discipline,”

explains Tina Turner in an interview in 1980 in the new “ZDF History” documentary entitled ‘Tina Turner – Rockqueen. Mother. Fighter. ‘  At a very young age, her life took a decisive turn: At the age of 16, Anna Mae met Ike Turner in St. Louis, an “important talent scout,” says Kurt Loder, a music journalist, in the 45-minute portrait film.

Of course, the relationship between Anna Mae and Ike Turner, with all their excesses, has been declined enough. She has developed “from a mate to a marital hell in the end, a marriage tyranny”, said Dominik Wichmann, a biographer of Tina Turner. The superstar himself describes it differently in her biography: “My relationship with Ike was doomed to failure when he realized that I would secure his income. “Ike Turner’s violent nature in the band is already known at this time: he beated and raped Tina. “She could not know that it would escalate,” explains Dominik Wichmann. In an interview in 2018, the dazzling icon tells about her wedding night: “They pushed a piece of paper over to us, we signed, and then we went to a brothel and watched people having sex.”

As a turning point, the superstar reflects on her suicide attempt of 1968:

“When I emerged from the darkness, I knew that I was destined to live.” 

She starts defending herself against Ike, not least through Buddhism. She uses them to “gather inner strength,” she says. Faith has built up and convinced her to leave Ike, to be free, ” said Kurt Loder, also a Tina Turner biographer in the past.

Only ten years later, with the help of Roger Davies, Tina Turner made the big breakthrough: her album “Private Dancer” hit the bill and made her a star all over the world. Not only in terms of her career turned the life of the dazzling rock icon for the better, even in private it is now better. In Erwin Bach she found a new partner. In 2013, Tina Turner married her 16-year-younger German partner. Because of many health problems, he even donated one of his kidneys.

To date, the American has not lost the desire for show business: “I’m proud that my career continues, despite my age,” said the rock legend to the ZDF camera.

Originally published in German in Weser Kurier.

ZDF: ‘Tina Turner Rockqueen. Mother. Fighter.‘ – Nov. 17 2019 – 23h50

39 Replies to “TINA: RockQueen – Mother – Fighter”

  1. Going to Broadway next Wednesday to see Tina! The Musical. She continues to be an inspiration to her millions of fans. And going to be 80 soon!! I beat her by five months. Blessings on Mr and Mrs Bach!

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      1. I love you Tina you’re very beautiful woman and you’re saying so well your songs from in the past and the 70s in the 60s I can remember those I was sleep at night with your slow music I like your fast ones to to dance to but mainly your slow ones inspired me a lot

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      2. Love Tina the best concert ever an i have been over a 100 concerts. We took our daughter to see Tina when she was 4. She is now 35 and she still loves Tina the best. We took our two daughters to Nutbush on highway number 19. She started out with not much and deserves everything she has. We love you, Tina.

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      3. She still has it going on the Rock queen has been one of my favorite person in the world and till today she has helped me to move on to the next level and b a fighter n she still has those amazing and fabulous legs a beautiful smile that lights up and room when you call her name thanks so much for your time and consideration I will forever be grateful for you and a fan

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    1. I love you to the Turner ever since I was a little girl now I’m 54 years old town and I still listen to your music you still looking good just keep up. Good work and your health and keep that marriage going strong I just got to say one more time I love you and your music always your fan always Renee

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      1. TINA YOU ARE A BEAUTIFUL LADY! AND WILL ALWAYS BE. LOVE YOU AND TAKE CARE. YOU THE BEST COUGAR I EVER SEEN.

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    2. I’ll be 68 years young on November 5th. I’ve always loved, adored, and admired Tina Turna. She’s really been a very beautiful, strong, well put together, determined, energetic, full of love, for her craft as an Enterainer and yes Rock Queen. I love myself some Tina Turna. She’s my Icon. Always. You’re as Beautiful as you’ve always been Tina. At age 80 Wow. Most 30 years don’t stand a chance. LOL!!

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    1. Hi Tina 😊 your the best 😊, you are a top of the list i wish I could have grown up with you. You are good woman and you always ❀️ will be πŸ’― i hope you are having blessed life πŸ™ because you deserve it. I really hope that you Tina look at my my message q
      you are are butiful also to b 80 yrs old you look younger than me , I’m 68 lol.

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  2. Ben. Please say you will publish a link soon after broadcast. I’m not sure I’ll be able to find it or tune in on Nov 17….but I’ll definitely try.

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  3. I grow up listening TINA the best female singer on planet still is .she’s simply the best ever .she make me feel good and I forget all my trouble when I listen one of her song she’s just unbelievable. I wish her the very best happy birthday she deserve the best ….love Tina always

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  4. I grow up listening TINA the best female singer on planet still is .she’s simply the best ever .she make me feel good and I forget all my trouble when I listen one of her song she’s just unbelievable. I wish her the very best happy birthday she deserve the best ….love you Tina always

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  5. As stated, this article was first published in German in Weser Kurier. As posted the last sentence begins, “Bis heute hat die Amerikanerin die Lust am Showbusiness nicht verloren:”

    This has been mis-translated to “To date, the American has lost the desire for show business.”

    A correct translation would read (important missing word emphasized) “To date, the American has _not_ lost the desire for show business:”

    (Yes, I am aware of how the Google Translator translates the sentence, but the Google Translator is wrong in this case. Ask anyone who has some facility in both languages.)

    With this correction, the last sentence now makes sense, both in the meaning of Tina’s words, and with Tina’s artistic psychology. We’ve seen this pattern before. Exhaustion at the end of a tour, not wanting to even think about performing, just wanting to rest, to have some real downtime. But then, a few years later and rested up, she starts getting artistically itchy again.

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    1. Thanks for the correction, Brian! My German is very bad, I indeed used Google Translate and maybe a few adjustments but didn’t notice that one! Gonna update this now!

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  6. I have ALWAYS loved Tina Turner…I’ve been “Rolling On The River” with her since I was 8 yrs old….She’s an AMAZING/BEAUTIFUL
    Woman.. Please air this is U.S.A..πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

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  7. Miss you TINA what a great lady you are
    I watch your last show you did in London over and over and marvel at you so love every song you do
    Happy 80th I’m only 5 years behind you keep happy and well

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  8. Another documentary to bash Ike? He did not rape Tina, why does the media always print that and why always focus on the negative. Ike is dead but they have living children and grandchildren. Hopefully they talk more about Tina as a mother, her faults and strengths without constantly dismissing Ike’s influence.

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  9. Love you TINA,😍😍😍 I will continue to pray for you and your family!! It’s hard to keep a strong and a good person down.😊

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  10. Remembering you when we were friends in Ripley/Nutbush, TN. Our families were good friends. I’m Eula Conner daughter of John C. & Ernestine F. Conner who lived not far from your Grandmothet. Followed youe career. You were great. Went to see you in Buffalo, NY @ Canada. Wishing you the best of everthing.

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  11. All the lady who went to school with me love Tina thats all i could hear rolli ng Down thr River we love you Tina Truner Susie Gilbert

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  12. Ms. Tina God Bless You always. You are one in a million. You are a loving caring Woman with a big heart and soul. Love your Natural Beauty and humbleness. I have followed you since I can remember your music and dancing. Your voice and energy you send out to your audience and people who love you and respect you for the simple Woman that you are. My Love and Prayers for you and your loving husband. Blessings

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  13. Hi Tina 😊 your the best 😊, you are a top of the list i wish I could have grown up with you. You are good woman and you always ❀️ will be πŸ’― i hope you are having blessed life πŸ™ because you deserve it. I really hope that you Tina look at my my message q
    you are are butiful also to b 80 yrs old you look younger than me , I’m 68 lol.

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  14. May God keep blessing you and your family
    May he always keep you save
    But most of all with alot love
    Women from allover look up to you
    You are indeed a roll model to all of us

    πŸ˜˜πŸ’•

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