‘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.
After our recent trip to Sweden and a wonderful party with our good friend and fellow Tina fan Martina, we thought we would share some footages from the vault with a few tv appearances from Sweden. Starting with an interview from 1985’s Private Dancer Tour, then a live performance from Break Every Rule Tour and finally a video of Simply The Best as the opening number of the Foreign Affair Tour!
David Bowie’s musical comeback is certainly one of the most exciting highlights of the current year. With a new album released two weeks ago, currently topping the charts, it is time to pay tribute to one of the most important figures in pop history – and a great admirer of Tina Turner!
Today, the one and only Bruce Springsteen turns 63! In honor of Bruce’s birthday, we take a closer look at the cover that Tina did of his hit record Dancing In The Dark. Bruce and Tina both released their biggest selling albums in 1984: Born In The USA and Private Dancer. Both undertook massive world tours in 1984/1985 to promote their records, they were the biggest music stars of that moment. In 1985, they were both part of the We Are The World single, for the USA for Africa charity project. It was around that time that Tina asked Bruce to write a song for her. Bruce had already written a couple of hit songs for other female artists (Patti Smith’s ‘Because The Night’ and ‘Fire’ for the Pointer Sisters), so it was no coincidence that Tina had set her eyes on The Boss. Unfortunately, for one reason or another, a true Bruce and Tina collaboration never came into being. Instead, Tina covered Dancing In The Dark during her 1985 Private Dancer tour, as well as in the beginning of the 1987 Break Every Rule tour. To celebrate Springsteen’s birthday, watch Tina belting out this classic during her 1985 concert in Tokyo, and listen to an audience recording of the song from Paris 1987. Happy birthday Bruce!
On August 7 and 8, 1985, Tina Turner gave two concerts at the Jones Beach Marine Theater in Wantagh, New York. These shows were a part of her Private Dancer world tour. Below you will find three songs from the first concert: One Of The Living, Steel Claw and (very rare on the tour) Chris Montez’s Let’s Dance (written by Jim Lee). This is an audience recording, so the quality is not optimal. Continue reading August 7, 1985: Tina live in Wantagh, NY→
Listen to this nice interview of Tina Turner talking about her colleagues such as Mick Jagger, Madonna, Prince; her influences and her projects for the year 1986! The interview was conducted by Peter Panton for Speak Up magazine. Click continue reading for the audio and a full transcription of the interview.
27 years ago today, Tina Turner performed at the Zénith in Paris as part of her 1985 Private Dancer world tour. Below, you will find the songs I Can’t Stand The Rain and Help, taken from an audience recording of this show. Also, you will find a review of the concert that appeared in an Austrian newspaper (in German), and the set list of the concert. Thanks to Hans for providing the newspaper article!
Below are scans taken from Austrian movie magazine Neuer Filmkurier in September 1985 on the movie Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, in which Tina Turner starred as Aunty Entity, together with Mel Gibson. The magazine offers background information on the movie, unfortunately (for some of us), it is written in German. A big thank you to Hans for providing the magazine for us to scan!
In this post, you will find three articles from different issues of the German pop magazine Bravo in 1985. Featured are some great photos from Tina Turner’s live shows. Special thanks to Hans from Austria for providing these articles!