Ever wanted to buy a brand new 11 inch vinyl picture disc? Here is your chance! In the early 70’s, legendary rock photographer Bob Gruen and his wife Nadya toured with Ike & Tina Turner and filmed them performing, on the road, and behind the scenes. Now for the first time ever this footage is unveiled. This is a look inside a hardworking band as well as an iconic couple.
In our series of iconic photos of Tina Turner we focus today on a photo which also happens to be the cover photo of the Rio 88 concert release, the show which brought her the world record of the biggest crowd ever assembled for a single performer, namely 182,000 people. It is another live famous shot where you can find all the ingredients that are so famous for her stage persona. Our in-depth analysis will cover everything from head to toe…
Follow Tina Turner & her team behind the scenes of the Twenty Four Seven Tour back in 2000. Not very rare for the die hard fans but this is the first upload of this documentary in HD and it is a bit different than the documentary issued on the first release of the “One Last Time” dvd. Enjoy!
Back in 2008 a promotional video was issued to the press for the announcement of Tina Turner’s 2008/2009 50th anniversary world tour. This video features footage backstage at her appearance on the Oprah show, the rehearsals for her Grammy Awards performance with Beyoncé earlier that year, as well as short interview bites from Tina. Here it is today plus extra footage of rehearsal!
Love Thing was the third single of Tina Turner’s 1991 compilation album Simply The Best. A hugely overlooked gem, here at The Tina Turner Blog we think that this song is among the best Tina did in the 1990’s (or in any decade for that matter). Inside this post, why we think Love Thing is… pretty much everything.
Back in November 2012, a new DVD entitled ‘Ike & Tina Turner On The Road: 1971-1972′ was released. The movie consists of footage shot by world-renowned rock photographer Bob Gruen and his wife Nadya while touring together with the Ike & Tina Turner revue in the early 1970’s. Bob and Nadya developed a close relationship with the duo, and the DVD features many candid on stage and off stage moments. The Tina Turner Blog had an exclusive interview with Bob Gruen about the dvd and his personal relationship with Ike and Tina. We never had much time to edit the video interview but today, it’s finally here! Enjoy!
“I know you are not used to this but tonight, get used to it…”
While ending the “50th Anniversary Tour” back in 2009, Tina Turner decided to add a bit of fun (and extra motivation) to her show… Replacing the famous “Nutbush, one more time” routine by a countdown! Starting in Stockholm with “Nutbush, eight more times” all the way to the ultimate bow in Sheffield with “Nutbush, no more time”, watch the last performances of Tina’s hometown song.
According to this article, Tina Turner & Erwin Bach got married a few weeks ago. However the party will take place in their mansion in Zurich on July 21st. Don’t forget, you can still send your wedding wishes to Tina & Erwin, all details here.
Also, a new Ike & Tina Turner picture disc vinyl entitled “On The Road” (See Bob Gruen post) will be released in October of this year, in combination with the DVD. You can pre-order it here.
And finally, The West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center is working on a wonderful project in the restoration of Tina Turner’s childhood school. The school house will serve as an interactive experience for children in the area, as well as adults, to help them learn more about their heritage. They need to raise money and if you want to be part of it, you can contribute here.
This month marks the 20th Anniversary of Tina Turner’s biopic “What’s Love Got To Do With It” as well as its release on Blu-ray. Bassett, as Tina Turner asks the musical question “What’s Love Got to Do with It” in this 1993 film also starring Laurence Fishburne, Jenifer Lewis, and Khandi Alexander. The film tells the story of Tina Turner’s childhood as Anna Mae Bullock her move to St. Louis after her grandmother’s death to live with her mother, her meeting Ike Turner at a nightclub, her subsequent singing with Ike’s band, their marriage and divorce…
Continue reading for a review of the movie as well as HD videos!
Today marks the fourth anniversary of Tina Turner‘s last concert ever – May 5, 2009 in Sheffield, England. The show marked the end of her 6-month, 90-date, 50th Anniversary Tour. The tour was Tina’s first tour in 8 years, and saw her playing in sold-out arenas across Europe and North America. The last show featured some very special moments, in this post recalled by some fans who were fortunate to have attended this historical evening.