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Submitted by karajayne on Sat, 09/03/2022 - 09:58

Revisit Tina Turner’s ‘Private Dancer’ from 1984

Posted 3 Sep 2022
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Tina Turner. Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images.

We’re revisiting Tina Turner’s incredible 1984 comeback album Private Dancer, her first solo offering that, three decades into her career, made her one of the biggest stars on the planet. 

 

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‘Private Dancer’ (1984)

Tina Turner's Private Dancer spurred one of pop's greatest comebacks – or perhaps “coming out” is a more appropriate description for the set that once and for all pulled the performer from the shadow of ex-husband Ike Turner. As inspiring as its backstory of female empowerment is, the collection's huge success (it was certified 5x Platinum in the U.S. alone) was all about the music. The album shows Turner embracing slicker production without sacrificing any of her passion as a singer, and it includes such Top 40 hits as Better Be Good To Me, Let's Stay Together, the title track and What's Love Got to Do With It, which topped the Billboard singles chart on this day in 1984. A year later those songs earned four Grammy Awards, and Private Dancer has been hailed by such outlets as Rolling Stone, VH1 and Slant as one of the greatest albums of the 1980s.

Let’s revisit those anthemic hit singles below! 

Tina Turner | ‘Better Be Good To Me’

Tina Turner | ‘Lets Stay Together’

Tina Turner | ‘What's Love Got To Do With It’ 

Last month, it was announced that Tina - The Tina Musical, inspired by her life story is coming to Australia in 2023. The inspirational musical is produced by TEG DAINTY in special collaboration with Stage Entertainment, Tali Pelman, and Tina Turner herself.

READ MORE: ‘TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL’ IS COMING TO AUSTRALIA

Paul Dainty AM, President, and CEO of TEG DAINTY said, "I first heard about the possibility of a stage musical portraying Tina’s life seven years ago and I immediately reached out to Tali Pelman at Stage Entertainment. At that point, there was no script and no book however I was hooked on the idea of it. We have been on that journey ever since, and here we are today launching the Australian premiere in Sydney! Australians will love this theatrical masterpiece which tells the story of Tina’s life, of empowerment and success, and is ultimately the best music industry comeback story of all time.” Find out more, here. 

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