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T.T & The Jets

Tina Turner Jet MagazinesWhen you have had such a rich and long career as Tina Turner, being on the front cover of magazines and giving the public glimpse of your private life is an unfortunate part of the deal. Unfortunate for the artists but of course, a delight for the fans. Starting with her early career with Ike Turner to her rise to superstardom as a solo artist, Jet magazine, and her sister publication Ebony have followed Tina’s evolution and featured stories (of sometimes questionable taste) about her current work at the time and of her private life. One of my all-time favorite TINA magazine covers will always be this dramatic prophetic one entitled ‘ Trouble Trails Tina Turner’ published by Jet in 1976.

Published in small digest-sized format from its inception in 1951, Jet printed in all or mostly black-and-white until its December 27, 1999 issue. In 2009, Jet’s publishing format was changed; it was published every week with a double issue published once each month. Johnson Publishing Company published the final print issue, June 23, 2014, continuing solely as a digital magazine app. In 2016, Johnson Publishing sold Jet and its sister publication Ebony.

In 1986, Tina Turner and her life and music were the centers of the universe, Jet covered that special era in Tina’s career with an interview focusing on Tina’s biography and her violent history with Ike.

Jet contained fashion and beauty tips, entertainment news, dating advice, political coverage, health tips, and diet guides, in addition to covering events such as fashion shows. The cover photo usually corresponds to the focus of the main story. Some examples of cover stories might be a celebrity’s wedding, Mother’s Day, or a recognition of the achievements of a notable African American. Many issues are given coverage to show the African-American community that if they want to reach a goal, they have to be willing to work for it.

Back in 1997, Tina was heavily touring and promoting the gigantic Wildest Dreams Tour and appeared once again on the cover of Jet! More powerful and happier than ever, the star evokes her current world tour, her life between France and Switzerland and much more.


New TINA Interview (2014)

Tina Turner  Schweizer Illustrierte 2014

Great News! Tina Turner is making the cover of this month issue of  Swiss magazine “Schweizer Illustrierte”. She gave the newspaper a new interview but the photo used are recycled from last year Vogue issue. Still, a very candid, fun Questions/Answers interview where Tina talks about her life in Switzerland, her house, music and being the new face for Swisscom app IO!

 Translation inside the post! Big thanks to Anja!

(C) Schweizer Illustrierte
(C) Schweizer Illustrierte – 2014

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2 years of blogging! Thank you!

Tina Turner - Private Dancer - Photoshoot

Today we celebrate the second anniversary of The Tina Turner Blog! We would like to thank each and everyone of you for following us, for your contributions and your support.

During those 2 years, we received 1, 444, 000 views, more than 3000 comments, 422 people subscribed to our newsletter and this is our 240th post. Don’t forget you can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

And to celebrate the occasion we created a montage of Tina through the years who is like her fans, a Gas, Gas, Gas!

Thanks again for making it a success and of course, more to come. All the best!
Ben & Sjef

P.S: For those who can’t view the video in their country, continue reading to watch it on the blog!

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Today: Tina Night on Arte!

Just to remind you that tonight franco-german channel Arte will broadcast Tina live in Rio 88 followed by a new documentary about Tina’s life. It seems that there won’t be any new Tina interview inside but let’s hope that we will have nice footage! We’ll put it online as soon as possible. Moreover, Tina is on the cover of the August issue of Arte Magazine. See inside the post for scans of the magazine and thanks to Anja for sending us copies!

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Tina Turner – The Vanity Fair interview – 1993

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In 1993, during the promotion for the What’s Love Got To Do With It? soundtrack, movie and tour, Tina gave a big interview to Vanity Fair. With photos by Michael Comte, this makes it one of the most interesting magazine interviews. She goes in-depth about her past with Ike, something she rarely does in interviews. Below you can see the complete interview and photos.

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