Remember last year when we wrote that Tina was offering Christmas decoration for her city Kusnacht, in Zurich’s neighborhood? Until then the Seestrass, were Tina lives, didn’t have any! But today,the Queen of Rock attended a little celebration with Kusnacht mayor Markus Ernst and turned on the decorations lights for this year which was followed by a “Wow” from that “unmistakable throaty voice”. The Legend, nearly 76 looked radiant in black and we’re happy to see her looking so fine!
Tina was accompanied by her husband Erwin Bach who said goodbye on behalf of both with the words:
“We wish peace in the world at Christmas”
We also wish everybody a peaceful Christmas next month, a joyful Thanksgiving and of course a very Happy Birthday to Tina!
Birthday girl Tina Turner made a rare public appearance (although no tv or cameras where allowed) In Zurich to switch on the new Christmas lights she offered to her town of Kusnacht ! Can you believe she is turning 75 today!! Happy Birthday again Tina!
And because it wouldnt be a real birthday without a video montage, here is one created by Drew!
So it is officially confirmed: Tina Turner is sponsoring her home community in Küsnacht with Christmas lights.The rock legend ensures that Christmas spirit comes to the Lakes. Together with representatives of the local council Tina Turner has examined various options and finally chosen the lighting “Golden Twig” (golden branch). “As a citizen of Küsnacht Tina Turner is pleased to contribute to the townscape in this way”.
The donation remains secret. Tina Turner will pay for the cost for this year, yet, the amount remains a mystery. According to “Zurich newspaper” it is worth around 250,000 francs.
The lights will be switched on next week, November 26, on Tina Turner’s 75th birthday! Here is a first glimpse at the street with the decoration. Listen to a Swiss radio report of the event here!
What a year: a wedding, a Vogue cover, an interview with Oprah Winfrey and several other appearances. Not a bad “Tina Turner” year for us fans… Maybe too much to remember: therefore recap of all the Tina moments you shouldn’t have missed in 2013.
Update: Oprah has been spotted jogging in Zurich on Saturday afternoon! This article confirms David Bowie participation. A glimpse at Tina & Erwin’s official wedding invitation inside the post… plus a new video with tv reports from Zurich’s Tv.
So what we heard back in March is getting real next week: Tina Turner (73) and her longtime companion Erwin Bach (57) are finally getting married. Although Tina always stated that she would never marry again it looks like she has changed her mind. After relinquishing her U.S nationality for Swiss naturalisation earlier this year, the retired singer is putting everything in order in her life. Spending her life between her Swiss “Chateau Algonquin ” and her Villa “Anna Fleur” on the French riviera, Turner hasn’t record any new material since her 1999 album “Twenty Four Seven”. She made a last final tour back in 2008/2009 and totally vanished once again after it.
Now, worldwide medias (Bunte magazine first) are reporting the news that Tina Turner and Erwin got married last month and were having a big celebration on July 21st 2013.
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.
Congratulations to Tina Turner: last Monday, she was handed her Swiss Passport. Having lived in Switzerland for over 15 years, she is now an official citizen of the country. Newspaper Blick reports that on April 22, she visited the Swiss passport bureau in Zürich together with husband-to-be Erwin Bach. Formalities, including taking a photo, took about 15 minutes. Before being able to apply for the passport, Tina had to take a citizenship test and learn the German language. We wish Tina a lot of happiness in her life as ‘Schweizerin’!