29 Apr 2024

Interviewing Tina Turner, Russell Baillie reminisces

From Afternoons, 1:40 pm on 29 April 2024

Today we go back to 1994, when kiwi music reviewer Russell Baillie interviewed the one and only Tina Turner.

That interview was published in the Sunday Star Times, at the time - but fast forward a few decades and there's an update!

At beginning of this year Russell received an email out of the blue from none other than Tina Turners record label, Warners, which found Russell's interview in the archives of the New Zealand Library, and wanted to include it in the 30th Anniversary Edition of Tina Turrners 'What's Love Got to Do With It'.

The new collection features the fully remastered album, as well as remixes and raritites - including Russell's interview from 28 years ago printed in the booklet.

Russell speaks to Jesse.

Tina Turner

Tina Turner Photo: supplied