One Show by gutsy singer – Tina Turner -
RUTHERFORD HIGH-3rd. Term 1985 Bulletin
WHAT HAVE I got you babe, Mick Jagger,Aretha Franklin, Dancing in the Streets,Bryan Ferry and David Bowie got in common,in common, besides all being in the charts I recently?
Well, if you were in you teens 15 to 20 years’ ago you would know those, singers and songs from the charts way back then.
The last year has seen a big breakthrough for another singer who also started her career at that Time : Tina Turner .
Tine began singing in 1956. In 1959, as Annie Mae she made her first recording, Fool in Love, singing with Ike Turner’s of Rhythm. Fool in Love was a hit and Ike revamped the Kings of Rhythm to feature the renamed Tina, plus three other women as the Iket tech. The Ike and Tina Turner Revue was off the ground.
Tina quickly built up a reputation as a dynamic, powerful and gutsy singer. In the mid-sixties Ike and Tina signed to work with producer Phil Spector. From this combination came what was to become their signature tune – River Deep, Mountain High. The song was a massive hit in Britain, and Ike and Tina shot into the realms of superstars.
In 1969 the Rolling Stones asked them to be special guests on their American tour.
Then things started to go sour and the two finally parteth company in 1974. Tina, starting virtually from scratch again,set out to build up her own solo career.By 1980 she was back amongst top artists, playing on the same bill as people like Rod Stewart.
A move to sing more rock-oriented songs was to bring a sudden whole new emphasis to Tina’s work.Her Private Dancer album hit the charts so fast that it took everyone by surprise – even Tina herself.
At the time she was already contracted to sing a series of cabaret dates in Australia. Although hundreds of thousands were buying her album and were eager to see her, she was playing in venues holding only a few hundred each night.
While in Australia last year, Tina finished filming her first major film role for Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. Her rendition of the title song. We don’t need another Hero has been an international number one.
Now Aucklanders have the chance to see Tina Turner live in concert for themselves. She comes to New Zealand as part of her Private Dancer Tour and plays her only show in this country at Mt Smart Stadium on Saturday,December 7.
Whether you first heard of Tina Turner 20 years ago, or whether you weren’t even born then, it’s sure -to be a night to remember.