Tina Turner – Norman Seeff Sessions – 1983

Hi everybody,
In an earlier post we wrote about the Norman Seeff Sessions that Ike and Tina Turner did in 1975.
But Tina also worked with Norman Seeff in 1983.
In Los Angeles the famous photographer Norman Seeff took photos and a video from Tina Turner.

This is what Norman Seeff said about it:
Tina Turner
Imagination Imagining Itself
My strobe light had overheated and now I was having to be patient waiting for a replacement.
Rather than leaving the stage, I watch in fascination as Tina morphs into a Rock n Roll ballerina.
It is a moment of pure imaginative spontaneity and free expression, – the Dance of Creation – the dance dancing itself, the imagination imagining itself.”

Here are photos I created from the video and the video itself. Enjoy! 😀



Tina Turner – Worldwide Charts

Hi everybody,
I have researched Tina’s popularity throughout the world.
This is based on old chart archives, TV/ Radio performances, Live performances and Gold and Platimun albums.

Charts Map Tina Turner
Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, New-Zealand
Tina is a superstar with: 6 albums reaching the #1 position (“Private Dancer”, “Break Every Rule”, “Foreign Affair”, “What’s Love Got To Do With It?”, “Wildest Dreams”, “Twenty Four Seven”).
“Private Dancer” became the #1 album in Austria, Portugal and the UK.
“Break Every Rule”became the #1 album in Germany and Switzerland.
“Foreign Affair” became the #1 album in Switserland, Norway and Sweden.
“What’s Love Got To Do With It?” became the #1 in the Netherlands.”
“Wildest Dreams” became the #1 in New-Zealand and Switzerland.
“Twenty Four Seven” became #1 in Switzerland.
The single “The Best”became # 1 in 2010 in Scotland.

Australia, Denmark, The Netherlands, Sweden, USA
Tina has achieved lots of sucess in these countries, with a few number one hits.
Tina’s duet “Tonight” with David Bowie became #1 in the Netherlands.
The single “Let’s Stay Together” became #1 in the USA.

Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, USA, Zimbabwe
The single “What’s Love Got to Do with It” became #1 in Australia, Canada and USA.
Tina did a few TV performances and concerts in Brazil, most notable is “Rio 88”.
In Italy she had big hits with “Cosa Della Vita” at #6 and “Teach Me Again” at #1.
She also had a few golden records in Spain and “We Don’t Need Another Hero” became #1 in Australia, Canada, Germany, Spain and Switzerland.
The single “Typical Male” became #1 in Finland and Spain.
The single “Nutbush City limits” became #1 in Zimbabwe.

Argentina, France, Japan, South Africa
Tina never had a number one hit in these countries and she did quite some promotions there.
And she is wellknown in these countries.
Her highest chart position in France, was “Golden Eye”, peaking at #3.
“We Don’t Need Another Hero”, became #2 in South Africa, just like “Nutbush City limits”.

Ghana, Ukraine, Yugoslavia
Tina performed at the “Soul to Soul Festival”, in Ghana.
“Open Arms” became #19 in the chart.
Tina had two top 10 hits in Yugoslavia. “Deliah’s Power” #3 (Dec. 1975) en “Proud Mary” #6 (Jan. 1977).

More charts you can find on Tina Turner Online with the description of each single and album.