Still celebrating the 30th Anniversary of TINA’s Break Every Rule World Tour with an upload this week of selected songs from Tina’s performance at the Volksparkstadion in Hamburg, Germany on July 3rd, 1987. An audience recording of good quality if you consider it was recorded 30 years ago! Singing David Bowie’s ‘Girls’ and ‘It’s Only Love’ with John Miles, this concert tour is interesting on many levels: Tina performed in front of massive audiences in Europe and across the world, she sang certain songs she would never perform live again and unfortunately not that many footage of the Break Every Rule Tour have emerged. But let’s not lose hope to get our hands on more in the future and you can be sure you’ll find it on Tina Turner Blog! And if you want to get a better experience with the audio below, I would advice you to use headphones.
Tonight, when I arrived I looked out and I saw so many people, I felt good! Thank You for coming!
Tina Live in Hamburg – What You Get is What You See – July 1987
Tina Live in Hamburg – Break Every Rule- July 1987
Today, a special edition of Billboard Magazine focusing on that specific tour. Features article by Kurt Loder, interview with Tina and manager Roger Davies as well as several add from collaborators praising Tina for her incredible tour & career! Enjoy!
Merry Christmas everybody! We hope you’re all having a wonderful time for the end of this year celebrations!
And since Christmas wouldn’t be the same without a gift here is a new upload from the blog’s vault: Tina performing the song Paradise Is Here as closing song of her show in Stockholm during her Break Every Rule Tour back in 1987.
We always knew that Tina Turner is a survivor, a Soul Survivor even who sang “I Might Have Been Queen” down in far-away Egypt on the river Nile cracking criminal cases with Hercule Poirot. But halt! There is yet another river, a small but important river in Germany, the river Ruhr which is also the name given to Germany´s most populated agglomeration with 5 million inhabitants: the Ruhr Region (or “Ruhrgebiet” in German). And it is exactly there where one of the biggest miracles in show business advertising or at least in the realm of live concerts marketing could be seen: Tour Posters advertising shows in 1987 hanging and hanging under a highway bridge for an eternity. According to an informant who lives nearby: everything is now history – but not forgotten because we are about to tell you about the Tina Turner 1987 tour posters which simply survived year after year under that highway bridge until the years piled up to nearly 3 decades.
Survival of the Fittest (Poster)
You could say that the Ruhrgebiet was actually soaked with Tina Turner in the 80s. No wonder then that the following story could unfold only here – the story of the posters which survived for 30 years and now even have their own Facebook page!.
Happy New Year Everybody! We would like to wish you all a healthy & very happy new year 2015! We wish it will bring you peace and joy wherever you are in the world. A big thank for being that many to follow the blog again this year! Now, let’s cross fingers 2015 also brings us some Tina news…
Until then, and to celebrate the new year, a new upload, and a funny one, Tina receiving Berolina Awards in 1987. Being held in Germany while Tina was on tour in Canada, a satellite connection had to be established between presenter Thomas Gottschalk and Tina. Unfortunately, technical issues are gonna spice up things a little bit… Watch it here with English subtitles! A big thanks to Anja for the transcription!
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!
In 1986, Tina Turner recorded her version of the Al Green classic Take Me To The River, also famous in the version by Talking Heads. The song was only released as a b-side to her 1987 single What You Get Is What You See from her Break Every Rule album. The song was never released in any other form. Below, you can listen to this song!
A classic from the Break Every Rule tour: Tina Turner performing Two People, live at Rockódromo de la Casa de Campo in Madrid, Spain. The show was broadcast in parts live on the radio, on May 17, 1987. Unfortunately, the radio DJ’s finds it necessary to talk in between, but also during the songs, as if reporting on a football match. Therefore, the beginning of this audio track is slightly ruined, but what is left is still a very nice version of ‘Dos Personas’, the second European single of Tina’s 1986 Break Every Rule album. Enjoy!
The Austrian music magazine Rennbahn Express featured two articles with lots of great photos of Tina Turner in 1987. The first article shows photos from the opening of her Break Every Rule tour in Munich, Germany in March; the second article shows visits of Tina’s visit to Vienna, Austria for three sold-out shows at the Stadthalle in May 1987. The articles are part of the collection of fellow Tina-fan Hans from Vienna!