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The boy from New York City

Ike & Tina Turner Live at Olympia Paris 1971

In the early nineties, one of my first cd i got after discovering Tina was “Ike & Tina Turner Live at the Olympia 71”. And i felt really lucky to have it while my collection was only flourishing… Most fans will tell you that they remember the exact time they heard certain songs, albums, the feeling of the moment and all the emotions that it gives…

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Tina Turner Blog Interview: Bob Gruen

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!


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‘On The Road with Ike & Tina’ reviews

Ike & Tina Turner - On The Road 1971-1972 - by Bob Gruen

Photo by Bob Gruen / MVD Entertainment

Some of us already had the pleasure of watching the new Ike & Tina Turner DVD by Bob & Nadya Gruen. We enjoyed it a lot and asked a few of our friends and Tina historians Alan, Hank & Marco to review it for the blog. Since their full stories were too big for print, below you’ll find a glimpse at each one of their reviews on the blog. And since they all are  worth a reading, the unedited versions of the reviews are available to download!

And for the record, Laurel couldn’t write one, being kept away from the DVD by her husband until Christmas. Courage Laurel; only a few days left!
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Never In Your Wildest Dreams video: Barry White’s nightmare

In 1996, Tina Turner invited Barry White to appear on her Wildest Dreams album. They recorded the title track of the album and as it turned out to be a hit, a video clip was made. Oscar-winning animator Nick Park (Wallace and Gromit, Chicken Run) was hired to create a claymation video for the record. It was produced by the Aardman studio and featured plasticine versions of Tina Turner and Barry White (with Wallace and Gromit making a cameo appearance as bartenders).

Tina loved it, but Barry hated it (he felt that it made fun of his weight) and asked for the video to be censored and then banished. Fortunately uncensored versions of the video remained available and we are happy to be able to share it with you on our blog. Inside the post you can watch the video, and you can read an interesting story from John Altman who worked on the production of the song with Trevor Horn.

You can also have a look to those 2 posts previously made about this song:
“In Your Wildest Dreams rhythm series” & “US promo cd remixes”

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Tina Turner – radio interview with Lisa Robinson – January 20, 1985

In this post, you will find a radio interview with Tina Turner, conducted by Lisa Robinson. The interview is from 1985, right during Tina’s breakthrough as a solo artist. Tina talks in depth about her recent success.
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Tina Turner – Twenty Four Seven 5-track album sampler – 1999

A 5 track sampler promo of Tina Turner’s 1999 album Twenty Four Seven. This is Tina’s last full studio album. In this post you will find pictures of this promotion-only collector’s item.
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Tina Turner – Foreign Affair passport edition – 1989

TINA TURNER Foreign Affair (1989 UK limited edition 12-track CD album including The Best and Steamy Window, in special 7″ x 5″ (appr. 17 x 13 cm) passport pack with integral 16-page booklet and gold embossed artist/title/logo on the cover).

Limited Edition Passport Edition.


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Tina Turner – Easy As Life song & interview – 1999

Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida, sometimes known as the “Concept Album”, was released in 1999 in advance of the theatrical production, and features Elton performing the music along with a number of pop stars, including Tina Turner, Sting, Shania Twain, The Spice Girls. It also included Heather Headley and Sherie René Scott, both of whom went on to reprise their roles in the original Broadway production the following year.

Continue reading to listen to the song and for watch Tina talk about recording.

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June 6, 1990: New Sensation live in Oldenburg, Germany

Tina Turner - live Foreign Affair tour - 1990

Tina covering a song by INXS, live in Oldenburg, Germany on June 6, 1990 during her Foreign Affair World Tour.

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Tina Turner – The Vanity Fair interview – 1993

Tina Turner - Vanity Fair 1993 - 1

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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