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Tina Turner

Tina Turner

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Tina Turner: London, Wembley Stadium

Live Review by Ian Fortnam,, July 2000

NESTLED BETWIXT the iconic twin towers of Wembley Stadium lies a sumptuous banqueting hall that’s completely rammed to its very rafters with the affluent and ...


The Ike And Tina Turner Revue: Streatham Locarno, London

Live Review by Bill Millar, Soul Music Monthly, 25 April 1968

IN SEPTEMBER 1966, some seven thousand people saw the Rolling Stones and like & Tina Turner at the Royal Albert Hall and – judging by ...

Ike & Tina Turner: River Deep-Mountain High; Outta Season

Review by Greil Marcus, Rolling Stone, 17 May 1969

IKE AND TINA TURNER have been packing suitcases and riding buses for years, playing the Sportmen's Clubs and the Showcase Lounges, sometimes making it into ...

Tina Turner: If This Is Vegas, Give Me More

Live Review by Cliff White, New Musical Express, 18 February 1978

JANUARY, Millie Jackson; February, Tina Turner; soon to come, Gladys Knight...gee whizz, can it all be too much for this white boy? No, no, no; ...

Tina Turner: The Willpower Way From Square One

Interview by Mick Brown, The Guardian, 14 March 1979

Tina Turner, now singing alone, is back in Britain. She talks to Mick Brown ...

Tina Turner: Past The Point Of No Returner

Live Review by Paul Morley, New Musical Express, 17 April 1982

Tina Turner: Hammersmith Odeon, London ...

The Tube: Ready... Steady... Um...

Report by Helen Fitzgerald, Melody Maker, 5 November 1983

Helen FitzGerald has a nightmare... and finds herself at the first night of THE TUBE. ...

Tina Turner: Private Dancer (Capitol)

Review by Jack Barron, Sounds, 23 June 1984

AM I the only person who thinks Tina Turner looks, um, more sensual when she's fully clothed rather than parading acres of well preserved flesh? ...

Tina Turner: Onstage A Blaze In Total Control

Interview by Don Waller, Los Angeles Times, 3 July 1984

"I'M NOT A mystery," says Tina Turner. "Look what's in now — body building, aerobics, exercise — I've been yelling and running for 20 years! ...

Tina Turner: The Soulful Queen of Rock'n'roll Struts Back Into the Spotlight

Interview by Mark Rowland, Musician, September 1984

PRIVATE DANCER is Tina Turner's new album; 'I Might Have Been Queen' the first song; and it's hard to decide which title, album's or single's, ...

Tina Foiled! Tina Turner: Wembley Arena, London

Live Review by Paolo Hewitt, New Musical Express, 23 March 1985

SOMEHOW, WHEN THAT first inevitable round of thunderous applause erupted and Tina Turner stood there, bathing in a lone spotlight, you couldn't help but feel ...

USA For Africa: We Are The World (Columbia)

Review by J. Kordosh, Creem, August 1985


Soundtracks Thrived in Summer of '85

Report by Rob Tannenbaum, Rolling Stone, 21 November 1985

Arranged marriages between movies and rock & roll produced spectacular results ...

Tina Turner

Report and Interview by Chris Heath, Smash Hits, 13 August 1986

• She was a huge star in the sixties, down the dumper in the seventies and now, at 47, she's a huge star again.• She ...

Tina Turner: Mega Woman Conquers the World

Interview by Mark Rowland, Musician, October 1986


Tina Turner: Break Every Rule (Capitol)

Review by Davitt Sigerson, Rolling Stone, 6 November 1986

Tina repeats a winning formula ...

Tina Turner: The Long Goodbye

Report and Interview by Charles Shaar Murray, Q, April 1988

THE BIGGEST FOOTBALL stadium in the world is the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro: a big game such as a World Cup Final can pack ...

Tina Turner: Private Dancer

Retrospective and Interview by John Pidgeon, Classic Albums (BBC Books), 1991

IN 1983, AT THE age of 45, Tina Turner could lay claim to a handful of hit singles, the first of which had come in ...

What's Love Got To Do With It? (Dir.: Brian Gibson, Buena Vista Pictures)

Film/DVD/TV Review by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, 20 July 1993

Tina: a legend in her own time ...

Tina Tuner: Twenty Four Seven (Virgin)

Review by Amy Linden, Vibe, April 2000

SOME PEOPLE you just can't fathom criticizing, one of them being Tina Tuner. Miss Tina has always been larger than life, an iconic figure of ...

Tina Turner

Interview by Jim Sullivan, Rock's Backpages, January 2014

"BABY, baby, baby you're out of time," sang Tina Turner near the end of a show in Boston back in 1981. ...

Capitol at 75

Book Excerpt by Barney Hoskyns, 'Capitol 75' (Taschen), 2016

NOTE: Herewith the full "director's cut" version of the historical essay I contributed to the spectacularly lavish Taschen book marking the 75th anniversary of West ...

Dan Lindsay and T. J. Martin (directors): Tina (Sky/HBO)

Film/DVD/TV Review by Simon Warner, unpublished, April 2021

IF THEY fictionalised the Tina Turner story, it would be so implausible that not even Hollywood's most starry-eyed director would take it on. No one, ...

see also Ike & Tina Turner


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