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Tina Turner To Marry German Record Producer
... Singer-actress and Vogue magazine covergirl Tina Turner
is planning to marry German record producer and her long time lover, Edwin Bach. The lovely couple met in Germany while Edwin was a record executive at EMI. They've dated for almost 27 years and now they are finally ready to tie the knot. Previously the 73-year-old hitmaker was in an abusive marriage to musician Ike Turner from 1962 to 1976. Find out where the wedding will be held at VIBE Vixen. Photo Credit: Tinaturnerblog.com Tina Turner
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Fantasia's Dream to be a Rock/Soul Artist Inspired by Tina Turner (Watch)
... just one type of music." The transition could be easy for her, given her Gospel/R&B style. Though she has a really high-pitched voice that for some can get annoying, she still has this ability to reach down into the depths of a soul and touch somebody, like they do in church. Fantasia said she's gleaning to the path Tina Turner
took as a singer - from Soul to Rock. "I love the fact that Tina Turner
, when she first came out, everybody loved her. She's always soul, but she took a different direction, and I felt like that was her passion and where her heart was at. So, for me, that's where my heart is. I'm going to follow it," said Fantasia. She's hoping to release the new album in March. Share this:Google +1FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintMoreEmailDiggLinkedInRedditTumblrStumbleUponRelated News on EURweb:Tina Turner
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Turner is known as a consummate professional when it comes to recording. Rupert Hine
, who did songwriting and production work on 3 of her '80s albums, told us: "She's extremely special and I've never ever witnessed such a one-take wonder as Tina Turner. And that's because she approaches things in such a diligent way and she 'owns the song' - that's the phrase she used to use, which basically means she sings along with it at home. I give her a songwriter's demo and then she'll sing it in her key. And then the point where she sings along with the tape and she feels she's got it, it's now her song. Then she'll call me up and say, 'Okay, it's my song now. I'm ready.' Then I literally go and pick her up, take her to the studio, and with not even a cup of tea or any sort of small talk, she'll go straight up to the microphone and give it one take. She'd be professionally happy to give you as many takes as you'd like, but you don't need it. The one take is just extraordinary. And if you ask her how she does that, she says, 'I do it the same way I do all my live vocals. When I go up and stand in front of a quarter of a million people in Brazil and sing at one concert, each song I only sing once.'"
The 1993 movie What's Love Got To Do With It is about her life. Angela Bassett stars as Turner.
Her real name is Anna Mae Bullock. Ike Turner convinced her to change it, and he like the name Tina because it sounded like "Sheena," who was queen of the jungle.
She married bandleader Ike Turner in 1958. She divorced him in 1978 after years of abuse. She had four children with Ike. She took nothing in the divorce and supported them on her own, briefly living on food stamps.
A 24-year-old Bryan Adams
was her support act on Turner's Private Dancer tour, and would perform "It's Only Love
" with Tina on stage. Adams told us: "I used to go to see her in the clubs when I was in my late teens/early 20s before she hit the big time. It was incredible to watch her. Amazingly when we toured together years later, I never saw Tina walk through a performance, she always put on a great show, and was gracious and grateful to her audience."
She sang with Mick Jagger at Live Aid in 1985. In the '60s, she and Ike toured with The Rolling Stones in the US.
In 1985, she acted with Mel Gibson in the movie Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome, and also sang the theme song. Other movies she's appeared in: The Big T.N.T. Show (1966), Gimme Shelter (1970), It's Your Thing (1970), Tommy (1975), Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978) and Last Action Hero (1993).
Tina's hair fell out in 1960 after she tried to bleach it - she's been wearing wigs ever since.
Her nose was surgically reconstructed after it was repeatedly broken by Ike. (thanks, Brad Wind - Miami, FL, for above 2)
She was a cheerleader and played on the girl's basketball team while in high school. (thanks, Chantrelle - Hattiesburg, MS)
Turner has been a practicing Buddhist since 1975.
She is part Navajo and part Cherokee. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France, for above 2)
At the Grammy awards in 2008, Tina was the subject of a tribute where she performed "Proud Mary
" with Beyonce, who introduced Tina Turner as "The Queen." The introduction didn't go over well with Aretha Franklin, who is known as the "Queen Of Soul." (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
She had the highest grossing tour in the year 2000. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
Tina was the top grossing act of the year 2000. Her farewell tour made $80 Million in 95 performances.