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TINA Blog Awarded

Never in my wildest dreams would I ever thought of being awarded for the TINA Blog but it did happen earlier this week. After reaching the decisive level of 100,000 subscribers on Youtube a couple of months ago, the tech company sent this wonderful token called a Silver Play Button. Although I am totally aware that it is TINA’s work that is being recognized here, it is still an exciting moment for me and this would have never been possible without each and every one of you! So a big warm thank you for that! With now 130K subscribers on Youtube, 375K on Facebook and 8K on Twitter, the blog reaches more than half a million TINA fans around the globe. Let’s make it a million in the coming years!
TINA BLOG Youtube Award
Moreover, you might have noticed that the TINA Blog layout changed recently. With new graphics, it has also been upgraded to a higher web plan and is now free of all commercials. The ads appearing before were generated by WordPress (who was the getting the money for it) but now they are gone. It has a cost of course, but nothing is too good for TINA and her fans!

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And finally, while our idol was turning seventy-eight last weekend, fans were once again gathered in Amsterdam for the 8th annual fans party. Both evenings were really successful and for our last year in the Dutch capital, the TINA Family got even bigger with the presence of a lot of newbies! We welcome them with Open Arms and hope to see even more new fans next year!
Next stop: London, where we will all meet again in March 2018 at the time of the opening of the new TINA Musical. Stay tuned for more information on this event soon!

Once again, a big Thank You to all of you for your support over the years, it fuels my enthusiasm to continue!
Love and Light to All! ❤️

And a personal message to Miss Tina: I can hand deliver (after 12am of course) the Youtube Award in Zurich under 24h!

‘The Buddhist & The Jew’

Back in 1997, Tina Turner was in the middle of the gigantic Wildest Dreams World Tour and of course promoting the tour and the album of the same name massively. Appearing on every major US shows, she gave one her best interview on the set of the Larry King show on CNN. Evoking her life in Europe, her boyfriend Erwin Bach and her faith in buddhism, the Queen of Rock is even asked to do a “chant variation” from her favorite mantra Nam Myoho Renge Kyo. The result: a red faced and speechless Larry King and one of the most memorable moment of American TV, bringing the mantra to a broader audience.

Now, fans knows the interview by heart, it’s a classic among us and we are still waiting for the Unplugged Album (as well as the album from “The Buddisht & The Jew ft The Mormon Tabernacle Choir”) but it finally emerged in HD recently. So for all our delight, first video above of Tina chanting Nam Myoho Renge Kyo followed by the full interview with Larry King uploaded on Youtube by CNN! Enjoy!

Transcription of the mantra Nam Myoho Renge Kyo with English translation and meaning inside the post.
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Celebrating Three Million

We just hit the three million page views on The Tina Turner Blog! Thank you for all your support. The next milestone will be 100,000 Facebook  followers. Don’t forget to also subscribe to our Youtube and Twitter channels!

To celebrate this milestone, we’ve uploaded the official music videos for When The Heartache Is Over and Whatever You Need, for the first time in HD1080p. Enjoy and keep on visiting, liking, sharing and commenting!


“Pretty Much Everything”

Tina Turner live in Dublin O2 - (c) Ingrid K.
Tina Turner live in Dublin O2 – (c) Ingrid K.

What a nice surprise yesterday when we received an email alert from the Huffington Post where Megan Mayer published a funny article about our blog’s Twitter account. Since then we gained a lot of new followers including US magazine Variety and the New York Observer . Big up to Jamie who is in charge of feeding the beast lately!
Now don’t forget to also join 6,700 other folks on YouTube and subscribe to our channel. And of course if you are on Facebook, join our fan page where (nearly) 40,000 other followers are waiting for you. Finally, if you want to make sure to get the latest news about Tina Turner as it arrives, simply enter your e-mail address at the bottom of this page and voila.

That was pretty much everything… for the moment.
Ben and Sjef.