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Rock & TINA

A special treat for the French speaking readers (and they are many) of the TINA blog with this 1993 story featured in French Rock & Folk magazine. From her humble beginning to having a biopic made of her life at the age of 54, the article cover Tina’s career and also features an interview with Ike Turner. A very interesting read, sorry for not doing an English translation of it but as you can see the article is very long and unfortunately I don’t have much time to spend on translations these days… However if anyone feels like doing the dirty job and share it with all the fans, please feel free! Enjoy!

Why Must We Wait Until Tonight


Tina Turner - Why Must We Wait Until Tonight
Why Must We Wait Until Tonight – CD-/LP-singles

The year 1993 saw another release of a newly produced song: “Why must we wait until Tonight”, again a collaboration between Tina Turner and Bryan Adams. It turned out to be only a medium success but is still a nice slow song to listen to.

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What’s love got to do with it? The soundtrack to Tina’s life

Tina Turner - What´s Love Got To Do With It - Album

As we know from today´s point of view, Tina Turner was in the middle of her career when the biographical movie “What´s Love Got To Do With It” – named after her signature song and USA #1 hit – was released in 1993. The movie was based upon the book from 1986 “I, Tina” which she co-wrote with the music journalist Kurt Loder and which featured many interviews with contemporary witnesses like band/family members, music colleagues, and Tina Turner herself. Maybe it was even not clear to herself that there would be new albums and tours until the year 2009 which makes the release of a bio pic only reasonable if you consider her age in 1993 when she was 53. But there were still at least 15 years to come – full of appearances and releases. Because of the heavy ammunition she fired at the world – an album incl. re-recordings and completely new material, the release of several songs from that album incl. the usual marketing appearances, the movie itself and then even a US tour plus some festival appearances in Europe and Australia – the year 1993 will always be a year to remember.

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July 12, 1993: Proud Tina in New York

Image by © Lynn Goldsmith/CORBIS
Image by © Lynn Goldsmith/CORBIS

In the Summer of 1993, Tina Turner packed New York’s Radio City Music Hall for 5 sold-out nights from July the 12 to the 17th.  We celebrate this occasion today with a video bootleg of a very wild Tina performing the legendary Proud Mary as well as an interview that she gave to Australian Tv show’s “Hey Hey It’s Saturday” live from New York;  She talks about the release of the movie What’s Love Got To Do With It and  her current What’s Love Live tour. The  quality for both video is average but well worth watching for the fans!

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I Don’t Wanna Fight (No More)

 Tina Turner - I Don't Wanna Fight - 1993

The year 1993 was a real Tina Turner year and offered the full range of a pop star´s work and output: a new album (or at least partly new as most of the tracks were re-recordings), several releases as singles, a tour in the United States and several festival concerts overseas and – of course – magazine articles, TV appearances and – the reason for all the drama – the autobiographical movie “What´s Love Got To Do With It”. 1993 started with the release of “I Don´t Wanna Fight” which turned out to be a big hit on both sides of the Atlantic.
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May 13, 1993: World Music Awards honor the legend Tina Turner


19 years ago today, on May 13, 1993, Tina Turner performed and received an award at the World Music Awards ceremony in Monte Carlo, Monaco. Tina arrived in town two days earlier, apparently by motorcycle (see above photo), for a photo session. Then, during the show, she was awarded with a Legend Award, presented to her by Hollywood movie star Michael Douglas. She also took the opportunity to perform her new single I Don’t Wanna Fight (No More) from the soundtrack of her 1993 biopic What’s Love Got To Do With It? She was recieved very enthusiastically by the audience, consisting of among others Michael Jackson , Claudia Schiffer and Prince Albert. Continue reading for a couple of photos from this event, plus the video of Tina performing and accepting her award.

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Tina Turner – A Current Affair tv interview – Australia – 1993

A 1993 tv interview on the Australian show A Current Affair, for the promotion for Tina Turner’s 1993 album, movie and tour What’s Love Got To Do With It. During the interview, Tina is confronted with footage of an earlier interview with her ex-husband Ike Turner, which creates an uncomfortable atmosphere. However, Tina manages to get through the interview gracefully, simply explaining ‘I don’t want to start an argument with Ike Turner via satellite’. Very interesting interview!

September 5, 1993: Tina Turner performs in Lüneburg, Germany

Tina Turner - What's Love tour - 1993

18 years ago today, Tina performed in Lüneburg, Germany as part of her 1993 What’s Love? tour. Although this tour took place mainly in the United States and Australia, since she didn’t go there in 1990 on her similar Foreign Affair tour, Tina did perform a few shows in Germany, Austria and Switzerland as part of the Rock Over Germany festivals. Below you will find four songs, broadcast on the radio, performed during the concert in Lüneburg. Enjoy!

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