With 2012 drawing to a close, it is time to look back at the year that is behind us. What did Tina Turner do? And what did we do on The Tina Turner Blog? Continue reading for an overview of all the Tina news, and interesting posts on our blog, of the past year.
The holiday season is upon us, and it is the best time of they year to play some games among friends. Last month, a big Tina Turner quiz was organized in Amsterdam as part of Tina’s 73rd birthday celebrations. Now, it is your chance to take the quiz at home. Below you can download the PDF file with the questions, as well as the solutions. Download it to your computer or tablet, invite some fellow Tina fans over, and find out who knows the most Tina facts! Be warned – it is a tough quiz.
Some of us already had the pleasure of watching the new Ike & Tina Turner DVD by Bob & Nadya Gruen. We enjoyed it a lot and asked a few of our friends and Tina historians Alan, Hank & Marco to review it for the blog. Since their full stories were too big for print, below you’ll find a glimpse at each one of their reviews on the blog. And since they all are worth a reading, the unedited versions of the reviews are available to download!
Tina Turner has been spotted in Vienna, Austria over the past week. On Wednesday evening, she attended a private birthday party the restaurant Zimmermann. Last night, November 15, she was seen at a traditional Austrian Törgellen party at the Palais Harrach: a tradition from Tirol centered around several delicacies and the first wine of the season. The photo below shows her together with Austrian entrepreneur René Benko, the party’s host.
Photo 1; copyright Kristian Bissuti, source: krone.at, photo 2; copyright Andreas Tischler, source: heute.at.
A full series of photos (taken by Andreas Tischler), including Tina arriving at the party with Erwin Bach, can be found at Diskothek.at!
Update: Tina’s visit to Vienna didn’t go unnoticed by the Austrian press. Continue reading for a selection of newspaper articles about Tina’s appearance. A big thank you to Markus for providing these scans!
Tina Turner was a special guest this weekend for the lauching of the wine season at Chateau Lagrezette in Caillac. She was once again invited by her friend Alain Dominique Perrin, former owner of Cartier! She was already there in 2003 with actor Jean Reno.
Tina Turner flew into Dubrovnik, Croatia today – to spend some holidays there on the “Lady Marina” yacht. See the video below of Tina arriving, and continue reading for photos.
“American singer Tina Turner arrived in the southern Adriatic resort of Dubrovnik on Wednesday aboard a private jet and later boarded the Lady Marina yacht, where she will spend her holidays with friends. The Lady Marina is one of the 100 biggest yachts in the world. It is owned by Swiss millionaire Sergio Mantegazza.”
Update: continue reading for another video, thanks to Nikola!
Update: ‘Daily Mail‘ article about Tina on her vacation!
Tonight, the musical Soul Sister, based on the music and life of Ike & Tina Turner will open at the Savoy Theatre in London’s West End. The musical had a previous, very succesful run at the Hackney Empire, and has now been moved to the center of London’s theater scene! The musical will play at the theater from August 20 until September 29, with the official premiere taking place this Thursday, August 23. The show got great reviews during its previous run – see our posts here and here. If you haven’t seen it yet – you can buy tickets on this website.
After its stand at the Savoy Theatre, the spectacle will go on the road through the UK and Ireland. Continue reading for all the dates of the Soul Sister tour.
“Spirituality comes from a place inside of you. I don’t know where it is, I wish I would. You have to use your imagination. You have to make a connection, to become one to one with the body and the mind.”
We’re very happy to announce that we will again organize a Tina Turner fan party to celebrate Tina’s birthday this year! The party will take place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands (for the third year in a row) at bar The Queen’s Head. Because the birthday is on a Monday this year (November 26), we decided to move the date slightly, to better accommodate all the international travelers. The event will now be held on Saturday, November 24 – starting at 8 PM. We will have a special performer, Tina music all night long, a few surprises, and of course many Tina fans travelling to Amsterdam from all over the world. So please make sure you join us! Check out the page for the party here for all the details. See you in Amsterdam!
We’re back from our holidays – and ready to start updating the Tina Turner Blog again with fresh energy and ideas! We have many interesting posts planned for you in the coming weeks – we hope you will enjoy them! Continue reading for some short news updates.