You Wanna See Me Do the Shimmy Again?
Tina Turner is one of my celebrity best friends, so naturally I was thrilled to hear that Sophia Loren talked her out of retirement long enough to go on tour.
I saw Tina in concert back in 1985 when Private Dancer came out. I was a freshman at Ouachita Baptist University and don’t think for a minute that Better Be Good to Me wasn’t my theme song. I drove up to Little Rock for the concert on a Tuesday night with some friends. I was so moved by the experience that I wrote a kickass short story about it in my freshman English class the next day. I don’t remember many details from it, but I think there was something original in it about her “singing directly to me.” Understandably, it totally blew my teacher, Professor Quick, away.
That was over 20 years ago, and I remember my friend Felley’s dad at the time talking about how funny he thought it was that high school kids were so in love with a rock star from his generation. She’s still hot.
Here is a concert schedule.