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Dutch musical producer and business man Joop van den Ende has announced he will collaborate with Tina Turner on a musical production of her life. He just revealed the first details about the show this evening on Dutch television. For several years, Joop has been negotiating with Tina, visiting her several times in Zurich. Last weekend, the contract was finally signed, when Tina and her husband Erwin Bach visited Joop and his wife at their home in The Netherlands.
Continue reading TINA The Musical: Curtain Opens 2018
Certain nights can be decisive in a singer career; and if there’s one that was a major turning point in Tina’s career it certainly is those 3 evenings of January 1983 where she packed one of New York’s most legendary night-club, The Ritz.
Today, we celebrate the 30th anniversary of this very special event, continue reading to watch and read more about it.
Continue reading January 27, 1983: Tina performing at The Ritz
Today, it is Janis Joplin’s birthday – she would have been 70 years old. Janis made no secret of her appreciation of Tina Turner. During a 1969 interview on the Dick Cavett Show, she was asked who she goes to see when she wants to see a good concert. Her answer was: “Tina Turner. Fantastic singer, fantastic dancer, fantastic show.” On November 27, 1969, she joined Tina on stage at Madison Square Garden for an impromptu duet (Ike & Tina were opening for the Rolling Stones). Less than a year later, on October 4, 1970, Janis passed away at the age of 27.
Continue reading Original girl power: Tina & Janis
On August 7 and 8, 1985, Tina Turner gave two concerts at the Jones Beach Marine Theater in Wantagh, New York. These shows were a part of her Private Dancer world tour. Below you will find three songs from the first concert: One Of The Living, Steel Claw and (very rare on the tour) Chris Montez’s Let’s Dance (written by Jim Lee). This is an audience recording, so the quality is not optimal. Continue reading August 7, 1985: Tina live in Wantagh, NY
On April 13, 1999, Tina Turner performed at the Divas Live concert at the Beacon Theatre in New York. Tina performed four songs: The Best, Let’s Stay Together, The Bitch Is Back (with Elton John) and Proud Mary (with Elton John and Cher). However, on the DVD and CD of the concert that were released a few performances where missing from the TV broadcast, Let’s Stay Together being one of them. Today, it is your chance to watch it in high quality, taken from the original broadcast. Continue reading to watch the video.
Continue reading Let’s Stay Together at Divas Live 99
Tina was a special guest for the launching of the Oprah Winfrey ‘O’ magazine on April 17, 2000 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. She performed I Heard It Through The Grapevine and others song to an audience composed of celebrities like Rosie O’Donnell, Gayle King, Diana Ross and Diane Sawyer. Continue reading for photos and a video.
Continue reading April 17, 2000: Tina at Oprah ‘O’ Magazine launch party