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TINA about Mad Max shooting:

‘But I learned a lot, and I loved working with Melvin. He hates that name, but that’s what I call him, because he reminds me so much of one of my sons. He also reminds me my Ikettes’

Tina Turner featured on the cover of the July 1985 issue of US magazine ‘People’. A fun and candid interview where Tina talks about her comeback, the release of the upcoming Mad Max movie, her life with Ike and how it feels to be single at 44 and much more.

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TINA sizzles at 60

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From the archives and by special request, here is a scan of Ebony magazine featuring TINA in date of May 2000. Follow the Queen of Rock for a special tour of her (former) amazing villa on the French riviera and for an intimate talk about her lover and her Millenium Tour.

Interview: Hedda Moye & Robyn Foyster
Photos: Richard McLaren

Click here to read the coverage of TINA by Ebony magazine from 1996!

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“The secret of my great good looks”

Tina Turner - Wildest Dreams Tour Report - Boulevard Magazine 1996 - Cover

“I keep trying to retire. I’ve been working for 36 years now. I asked Roger to announce my retirement after my last tour ended in 1991, but he kept the stage, he kept the lights and he kept the costumes in case i “changed my mind”. He says if i ever stop working, i’ll get really old overnight. He’s probably right.”

It’s been a while since we’ve uploaded rare magazines scans from the Tina Turner Blog’s vault so today it’s time for a new entry! A great report and interview behind the scenes of the Wildest Dreams World Tour back in 1996. Follow a day in the life of Tina on tour in Sheffield UK, in her hotel room, rehearsing before showtime, inside the diva’s dressing room… Great photos and candid interview where Tina is asked about her breathtaking appearance for a then 57 years old rock legend but also about her sons, her faith and a lot more. High quality scans of the magazine inside the article. Enjoy!

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Classy, Driven Tina Turner Shows Her Blues Prowess In Vancouver

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TINA TURNER - 1997 - ARCHIVES

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, JUNE 17, 1993

Before heading over to the Coliseum for Tina Turner’s show last Thursday (June 10), I popped in to the grand opening of the new Mongolie Grill near Robson and Thurlow. The place was jam-packed with hungry schmoozers lining up for free food and booze, and I found myself squeezed in beside Coast 1040 on-air personality John Tanner.

When I asked him if he was going to see Turner too, he said no way, and that if he wanted dinosaurs he’d go see Jurassic Park. But as I found out later, Turner is far from being a prehistoric monster. If she’s a dinosaur, find me a time machine and set the controls for 100 million B.C.!

It’s downright amazing how great Turner looks for 53, but the best news is that she can still sing up a storm. From the opener…

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Rumor Has It (Part 2)

Tina Turner Newspaper The second part of our Rumor Has It series. Again a collection of scans from various newspapaper from around the world!

Part 1 here!

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Rumor has it (Part 1)

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When you have been under the spotlight for as long as Tina Turner, billions of things have been written about you. Your words (or not most of the time) have been translated in all kind of languages, creating stories from nothing, making headlines, selling papers. But beyond that, you also have concert reviews from professionals and more serious face to face interviews. Since we’ve been following Tina for so many years, we collected a lot of newspapers cut, some were send by friends, some comes from our personal collection. It is not always easy to find a right place for them in certain articles. So today we inaugurate a new series of posts entitled “Rumor has it’ and it will features various Tina Turner newspapers cuts, magazines scans from every country and era possible. Contributions are more than welcome! Enjoy!

Once again, when you are in the gallery, click ‘View Full Size” at the bottom right of the screen to be able to read them! 

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“I will make Tina happy” says Erwin

Normally, we are not too fond of all kinds of gossip magazines, but today , since the wedding between Erwin Bach and Tina Turner happened a couple months ago, we’ll make an exception: if only for the rare photos. In this 1988 article that appeared in a British tabloid magazine, Tina speaks candidly about her then still young relationship with Erwin. She also talks about her relationship with, and attitude towards men, both on stage and off. Continue reading for the full article.

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Tina Turner: “I’ve reached my Nirvana”

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Hello! magazine got an exclusive interview with Tina Turner & Erwin Bach during their wedding party in Zurich last Sunday.  Tina told them details about the party preparation, her new life, Erwin and how it is to be Tina Turner in 2013. A first glimpse and a must-read before much anticipated Oprah show in August.

Read all about it in the post!

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Tina Turner – Ebony magazine 1996

Tina Turner ‘Living My Wildest Dreams’ by Lynn Norment! Read this very interesting article with many nice pictures from Ebony magazine back in 1996. Once again to see the page in higher quality, click ‘Full Size”‘ link during the slideshow!

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Tina & Hanes: It’s all about Strength and Beauty

In 1996, Tina Turner became the new spokeswoman for Hanes Hosiery. The campaign, with a budget estimated at $20 million, is centered around Tina, who had been signed to serve for two years as the spokeswoman for Hanes hosiery lines like Resilience, Smooth Illusions and Silk Reflections, in addition to conventional elements like television commercials and print advertisements. The campaign, created by the Arnell Group in New York, also featured tie-ins between Hanes and Virgin Records: Hanes sponsored the American leg of Tina’s concert tour in support of the Wildest Dreams album in 1997.

Inside the post, a video compilation of the commercials that Tina did for Hanes; including a small making-of and newspapers clippings.

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