Amsterdam (The Netherlands) – Last Saturday, our annual Tina Turner Fan Party took place at the Winston Kingdom in Amsterdam and it is fair to say that everyone left with stars in their eyes. We started celebrating Miss Tina’s birthday between fans at Anja’s place in Germany in 2010 with only a hand full of people and to think that seven years later we are here celebrating in a big club of the Dutch capital with an amazing singer, live band and fans from all over the world, it is truly unbelievable! After a year of intense and nerve wracking work, Anja, Marco, Sjef & I would like to thank you all for being a part of it and for making it a success again!
Below, a video of the amazingly talented Nurlaila Karim who performed an hour set of Tina Turner songs for us. Climax was reached during this intense version of I’ve Been Loving You Too Long. She simply put us all on our feet! A big thank you from all the fans to Nur & Mur for their involvement in our project! We love you!
Moreover, have a look at the wonderful photos made by the even more wonderful Dutch photographer Stephanie Pfundt. She captured the essence of the evening like no one and now we’ll have great memories to cherish forever! Thanks a lot Steph for your hard work and friendship!
And to finish convincing you to really join us next year for TINA78, have a look at the comment written by fans who attended the event! Seems like fun no!?
We have just reached the magic number of 50.000 followers on Youtube. In addition to our 230K Facebook friends, we are glad to reach that many TINA fans around the globe. So a big thank you to all of you who have been supporting us for all those years and if you don’t follow us yet on our social networks, please do!
And of course, to celebrate the occasion, and as an early birthday gift for all TINA fans, a new upload with this video montage of Tina’s 50th Anniversary Tour with videos made by fans. Created by Ben. Enjoy!
Some great news for all of us fans that just popped up this week!
First, Ike & Tina coming on Blu-Ray. A pair of classic Sixties concert films, 1964’s T.A.M.I. Show and its 1966 follow-up The Big T.N.T. Show, will come to Blu-ray together for the first time this December as a two-disc collection’s edition. For the Blu-ray release, both films received a high-definition transfer, as evidenced by the first sample of the upcoming release: Ike & Tina Turner’s explosive cover of James Brown’s “Please, Please, Please” from The Big T.N.T. Show. Pre-Order here!
Second, Goldenlane records is set to release a 3 cd Box Set of Ike & Tina Turner recordings under the Pompeii Label. Between 1960 and 1970, the groundbreaking, erratic, and turbulent couple/duo recorded music for a whopping ten plus record labels resulting in nearly 70 singles and some 20 albums. According to a press release, during these recordings Ike & Tina “toured regularly both here and abroad (reportedly averaging some 300 shows a year), made frequent television appearances, and managed to raise a family.”
Anyhow, from 1968-1969, the duo cut a plethora of songs with Pompeii Records, and now the catalog is available on a 3-CD set dubbed ‘The Complete Pompeii Recordings 1968-1969.’
The 3-CD box set will be available starting September 23 from Goldenlane Records, a division of Cleopatra Records, Inc. Pre-Order here!
We will review the BluRay & the Boxset as soon as we’ll get them so stay tune! And please, please, please, we want more releases like those! Continue reading →
August, 17th 1984 – Let´s go back to 1984, zoom in to August in the time dimension, narrow it down to the evening of the 17th, and find a location called the Park West. We might even add that we have a ticket – one of not more than 800-1000 – to a concert of a newcomer – or rather an old war horse but now in new armor and carrying new arrows in her quiver: Tina Turner will play the Park West tonight on her “Private Dancer Tour”.
Tina Turner – Show Some Respect – Live in Chicago 1984:
Hi everybody, today some updates concerning the party of the year, of course, TINA77, our 7th annual Fans Birthday Party!
We are very proud and honored to announce that the wonderful Nurlaila Karim will be performing for us at #TINA77! Nurlaila is the creator of Fourtina, a show based on Tina Turner’s songs and a renowned artist in Holland!
We barely can wait and hope you will all join us to rock down the house!
Book your ticket now by making donation here: https://www.paypal.me/TinaParty
Still celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Wildest Dreams World Tour with this 1996 documentary from German TV! Great footage following Tina Turner on stage and back stage as well as a lucky Belgian fan! Enjoy!
This year, one of the Tina Turner’s most important (if not the most important) recording turns 50. I’ll never forget the first time I heard the song River Deep Mountain High.It is the song that made me fall in love with Tina and it is definitely my song. For me, it always symbolized the path of a lifetime, the road is never flat, you might have to climb High Mountains and swim across Deep Rivers to achieve your goals.
Discovering the song as a child it totally blew me away. Living in a small village in the east of France, I never thought music could sound like this. I was familiar with Classical music but not that much with Rock & Roll and Soul music. And this song was the perfect combination of them all. Defying Spector’s Wall of Sound, Tina’s voice is like a perfect instrument and every sound coming out of her mouth penetrates our body and soul.
We all know the story behind River Deep Mountain High, Ike being put aside from the project by Spector, the reluctance of radio station to play a record judged too white for black stations and too black for white stations and most importantly, the fact that it launched Ike & Tina Turner’s career in Europe.
Everything has been said and written about River Deep so instead of long boring article, and to celebrate the anniversary of the album in the right way, a special upload with a live version of River Deep Mountain High live at the Yankee Stadium in 1969! Enjoy!
Today, April 22nd 2016, marks the 20th Anniversary of the release of Tina’s Wildest Dreams album. Wildest Dreams is the ninth solo album by Tina Turner, released on Parlophone/Virgin in 1996. It went double platinum in the United Kingdom and in Europe.
In 1997 the album was released as a limited edition special pack in Europe with a bonus disc including remixes, non-album tracks and live recordings from Turner’s concert in Amsterdam on the Wildest Dreams Tour. The two-disc edition was released with the same cover picture as the U.S. album.
Continue reading for a compilation of Live Videos & Videoclips from the album and tour!
Tina Turner Live at the 02 – Dublin April 2009 – (c) Photo: S.Huijbregts
Back in 2010, The Tina Turner Blog started as a four handed work between me and my close friend Sjef. We met through the internet (remember Tina FanClub Yahoo Groups?) back in the late 90’s, ‘met’ briefly in 2004 for the fan meeting organized in Zurich when Tina was promoting All The Best but only really met in Cologne in 2009.
But today, after years of successful work on the blog, Sjef has decided to leave Tina to her retirement and focus on other artists he also enjoys and has the chance to see live in his city of Berlin or anywhere else in the world.
And so you can now visit his work on his freshly opened website, Blog & Roll!
1969 – Année Erotique… as sang by French singer Serge Gainsbourg, the song evoke a ludic sexual position as implied in its title “69, Année Erotique” and of course it also testify of the sexual liberations of those years and indeed everywhere in the world it was hot, it was steamy, it was raunchy! Sexual revolution was on its way and with her volcanic performances, 30 years old Tina Turner was a part of this revolution. Ike took advantage of it and of course everybody remember the incendiary rendition of “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long” filmed for the Rolling Stones documentary Gimme Shelter. Anyway, knowing it or not as Tina didn’t talk much about feminism through her career she inspired many women and let’s not be scared to say it many men with her incredible charisma. And the image she projected definitely made an impact then and even more later with the release of Private Dancer.Back to December 1969, the Turner were just back from touring the US with the Rolling Stones, bringing their performances to younger white audiences and getting great revues focusing on Tina’s mesmerizing performances. And to end the year 69 on a hot peak, what else than a performance on the king of the Playboy Empire’s tv-show, Hugh Hefner! Ike must have been thrilled by the idea and the deal! So here they are, Ike & Tina Turner with their Revue, 10 years after their debut in St Louis (Missouri) and at the pinnacle of their career performing a four songs showcase! Of course, Tina’s performance is incredible as usual and I know it is not that rare for fans being on Youtube for a while but I don’t think the full segment was and I am quite sure, not in that quality! So I hope everybody enjoys it!
And of course, we wish you a very Happy and Healthy 2016 and like in 1969, let’s wish for Love, Not War.