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Comics TINA

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I had been waiting for years for BDMUSIC, a French publishing company, to release the story of Ike & Tina on comics for years. With previous releases about Nat King Cole, Nina Simone, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez it was predictable that Tina’s story would see the light of the day on such format at some point. The book is divided in 2 parts, the comics part in itself (28 pages) and a biography (both in French and English) together with a 2CDs set of Ike & Tina music from 1960 to 1962 and 1968 to 1969.

If the drawings are pretty well made and the book in itself looks nice, the content isn’t as good as fans could expect from such a release. The story told is more inspired from the movie ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It’ than from Ike or Tina personal biographies. So there’s a few inaccuracy in the story but I guess that’s wasn’t the aim of the author. Benoit Bonte tells the story of the notorious couple through big events of their life together, such as their meeting in St Louis, Tina’s first step on stage, life at home, the recording of River Deep Mountain High and the final split.

Having previously written comics on Jerry Lee Lewis & Howlin’ Wolf, Benoit Bonte has clearly a soft spot for Ike and for once, the rock’n’roll genius that he is, is not portrayed in a too devilish way. Concerning Tina, she seems quite transparent in the story, some lack of depth from her character, some inaccuracy and the slang language makes it hardly believable.

All in all, a huge expectation from the moment I heard this would come out and a small disappointment. The two CDS accompanying the book are also a letdown. The audio is correct but nothing exceptional and the tracklist is kind of surprising with songs such a River Deep or Proud Mary missing. But of course it is still a nice object for all the fans to add to your collection so if you feel like ordering it follow the link!

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TINA78: Coming this November

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We are back! TINA77 was a fantastic gathering again (a big thanks again to all of you who showed up and made it a success) that we definitely can’t stop now! So one more time, TINA Fans from all around the world will gather in Amsterdam to celebrate Tina Turner’s 78th Birthday on November 25, 2017. Again, this is an event organized by fans for fans and Miss Turner won’t attend the event.

We came up with a great theme for this year: TINA & Friends! We had such a great show last year with Nurlaila Karim that we thought we couldn’t beat it. So this year,  YOU will be the show:  Realize your Wildest Dreams by coming to the party  dressed  as one of your favorite celebrity/character!  It can be an artist related to TINA or anyone you would fancy to be for a night! Of course it is not mandatory, if you are the shy type just come as you are and you’ll still be welcome with Open Arms! But for the one who took their chance, we’ll vote for the ‘Best Costume’ of the evening and the lucky winner will get a special prize!

More details to be unveiled soon on TinaTurnerParty.com, until then here is our annual trailer for #TINA78

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Diva Las Vegas


You know it doesn’t get better than THE Turner’s live… Back in the 60’s & 70’s Ike & Tina Turner were one of the hottest touring band on earth. The mix of Ike’s musical genius and Tina’s breathtaking performances is still inspiring for millions of music lovers worldwide. Their story, as well as their music, is unique and now belongs to the collective memory. Unfortunately, the releases of Ike & Tina video concerts can be counted on the fingers of one hand. So we have to content ourselves with old TV broadcast who would truly deserve a digital treatment…
We can only hope that someday some BluRay/HD release will surface. Until then, here is a new upload for all the Ike & Tina fans out there: Ike & Tina Turner live in Las Vegas back in 1971! Recorded live at the Caesar’s Palace, the show captures the rawness of their performance and songs are intersected with interviews of the notorious duo! Enjoy!


Setlist
Intro
Sweet Soul Music
Interview with Ike & Tina
I Want To Take You Higher
Interview With Ike & Tina
Honky Tonk Woman
Everyday People (The Ikettes)
Interview with Ike & Tina
I’ve Been Loving You Too Long
Interview with Ike & Tina
A Love Like Yours Don’t Come (Knocking’ Everyday)
Interview With Ike & Tina
Proud Mary
I Want To Take You Higher
Credits

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Beyond TINA77

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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

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Celebrating TINA77

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Amsterdam (The Netherlands) – Last Saturday, our annual Tina Turner Fan Party took place at the Winston Kingdom in Amsterdam and it is fair to say that everyone left with stars in their eyes. We started celebrating Miss Tina’s birthday between fans at Anja’s place in Germany in 2010 with only a hand full of people and to think that seven years later we are here celebrating in a big club of the Dutch capital with an amazing singer, live band and fans from all over the world, it is truly unbelievable! After a year of intense and nerve wracking work, Anja, Marco, Sjef & I would like to thank you all for being a part of it and for making it a success again!

tina-turner-fan-birthday-party-tina-77-amsterdam-2016-walltina-turner-fan-birthday-party-tina-77-amsterdam-2016-entrance-postersBelow, a video of the amazingly talented Nurlaila Karim who performed an hour set of Tina Turner songs for us. Climax was reached during this intense version of I’ve Been Loving You Too Long. She simply put us all on our feet! A big thank you from all the fans to Nur & Mur for their involvement in our project! We love you!

Moreover, have a look at the wonderful photos made by the even more wonderful Dutch photographer Stephanie Pfundt. She captured the essence of the evening like no one and now we’ll have great memories to cherish forever! Thanks a lot Steph for your hard work and friendship!

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And to finish convincing you to really join us next year for TINA78, have a look at the comment written by fans who attended the event! Seems like fun no!?

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TINA Heritage Days Documentary

You might miss it if you blink

How does Nutbush looks like in 2016!? Taking you beyond Tina Turner’s footsteps with this report from the 2016 Tina Turner Heritage Days in Nutbush with fans from all over the world!

From the TINA art unveiling to the concert and inside the church where little Anna Mae used to go, experience the South and the annual Tina Turner Heritage Days.

A truly amazing weekend, you read all about it here and now you can watch all about it! Enjoy!

With – Dashon Jones – Larry Edwards – Donovan Marcelle – Luisa Marshall – Samira Tina – Anja Offermann – Cindy Vandenbussche – Laurel Hudgens Herring – Quateisha Jackson – Teri Toeun – Fiona Elliott – Linda Benedict – Lucas Alexander – Billy Hardin – Ronnie Pierce – Eric Henry – Donna Harper Graeff – Sonia Outlaw-Clark – Robbie Montgomery – Rhonda Graam and many more!

By Ben – Filmed in 4K.

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by | October 9, 2016 · 8:30 pm

The Kids from Nutbush

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From left to right: Billy, Donovan, Ben & Dashon

First, I must apologize for not reporting sooner on the 2016 Tina Turner Heritage Days but it is always difficult to write about an event that turned out to be some sort of life changing experience. It was a journey I had been looking forward to for years and after two weeks on the road with fellow TINA fan Dashon, time was finally there to discover the Tina Turner Museum and of course Nutbush, the lil’ old town in Tennessee.

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The Pompeii Recordings (2016)

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It was in the mail this morning… And it was a real surprise! I have lost track of the numerous re-releases of Ike & Tina Turner materials and the vast majority is just random songs put together with a random title and poor audio quality…But for this new release, Cleopatra Records has seen things in big and succeed!

The dynamic Ike & Tina Turner released all of these raw recordings for the Pompeii Label in the late 1960’s. This digitally remastered, deluxe 3D set features three complete albums (in mini sleeves that duplicate their original LP jackets) along with informative liner notes, photos, and much more!

During a fascinating career that was as triumphant and groundbreaking as it was erratic and turbulent, Ike & Tina Turner became one of the most prolific recording duos of their time. Between 1960 &; 1970 the pair cut for at least 10 different record labels resulting in nearly 70 singles and some 20 albums. This set which features material they released through Pompeii Records from 1968 and 1969, coincides closely – as well as confusingly – with titles released by the Blue Thumb label during those same years which would result in a total of 6 albums consisting of, for the most part, new material. Bear in mind, this was accomplished while the duo toured regularly both here and abroad (reportedly 300 shows a year), made innumerable television appearances, and managed to raise a family…

More photos inside

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TINA77: Coming Soon!

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Hi everybody, today some updates concerning the party of the year, of course,  TINA77, our 7th annual Fans Birthday Party!

We are very proud and honored to announce that the wonderful Nurlaila Karim will be performing for us at ‪#‎TINA77‬! Nurlaila is the creator of Fourtina, a show based on Tina Turner’s songs and a renowned artist in Holland!
We barely can wait and hope you will all join us to rock down the house!
Book your ticket now by making donation here: https://www.paypal.me/TinaParty

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The Winston Kingdom where the party will be held is also an hotel!
So if you feel like it, you can party and sleep at the same place!
If you wish to book a bed for the night of November 26, 2016 follow this link: http://tinaturnerparty.com/amsterdamhotels/

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Join the party Official Facebook Page to get all the latest details!

Just to remind the peole who never attended the party before: This a fan party organized by fans for fans, Miss Tina Turner won’t attend the event.


#TINA77 – November 26, 2016 – 20h – Winston Kingdom – Warmoesstraat 131, Amsterdam 

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A Fool In Love in 7 Inch

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Ike and Tina Turner – I Think It s Gonna Work Out Fine – 2015

Ever wanted to buy a brand new Ike & Tina Turner 7 inch single? Now is your chance: Outta Sight Records from the UK released “A Fool in Love” and “It’s Gonna Work Out Fine” as their first Ike & Tina vinyl single. It comes with a traditional design as if you were shopping from your local record shop back in the 1960s and commemorates two of the duo´s biggest hits.

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