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    Tina Turner's New Book & Musical

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    I was looking at Tina's new book "My Love Story" and noticed that some of the captions under the photos are wrong. For starters the picture labeled the Ikettes is a photo of the ladies in 1968 which by that time technically speaking they were known as the Mirettes. Yes, I know it's the same lineup of girls but this being a book written by Tina you would think the facts and history would be right. Second the photo of the Revue with Sammy Davis Jr. reads that they were in Las Vegas with Sammy, but that is not correct this picture was taken while they appeared on the "Hollywood Palace." Makes me wonder how accurate is the book?

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    Ike & Tina Turner Revue with Sammy Davis Jr. on the Hollywood Palace in 1968.

    The photo below is from Tina's new musical. All I can say is when did Tina & The Ikettes ever look like this? The costumes and wigs are just plainly wrong.
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    I noticed some of these inaccuracies re photos as well but I've seen similar things in the biographies of other artists so I don't get that bent out of shape about it. Although I will admit that the photo which is labeled as including Stedman (Graham) when it is really her recently-deceased eldest son made me wonder who didn't catch that one.

    Re the rest of the book, I'm sure there probably are some errors but I didn't find anything really glaring when I read it. I was more struck by how revealing she was when it came to her relationship with her mother, and her recent illnesses.

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    Tina had a slight stroke and a kidney transplant in the past 2 years so I think its okay if shes got some names or dates wrong.

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    You do know she had a stroke, right? It's amazing after all she went through that she was still sharp on many events nonetheless. She did admitted not remembering some things in the book. I'm not gonna fault her for getting some things wrong, especially in the Ike and Tina era.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roberta75 View Post
    Tina had a slight stroke and a kidney transplant in the past 2 years so I think its okay if shes got some names or dates wrong.
    I agree, and that's up to fact-checkers and editors anyway. The lady has led a quite full life and I for one won't be offended by an incorrect caption on a picture.

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    Anyway, I got the new book a week ago and I love it. In it, Tina also brings up the times they had to endure racism while traveling down South. I always kept hearing BS about how Tina didn't like being black and all of that but in her book, it's clear she takes pride in breaking barriers as a musician. I still would've liked more about the first post-Ike years (1977-82) but what I read was good enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by midnightman View Post
    Anyway, I got the new book a week ago and I love it. In it, Tina also brings up the times they had to endure racism while traveling down South. I always kept hearing BS about how Tina didn't like being black and all of that but in her book, it's clear she takes pride in breaking barriers as a musician. I still would've liked more about the first post-Ike years (1977-82) but what I read was good enough.
    I think she might not have delved as deeply for those years, and for the Ike era as well, because she had written about them in her first book, I, TINA. She might have had a page limit for this one, and of course, that first book was written over 30 years ago. I can't believe it has been that long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reese View Post
    I think she might not have delved as deeply for those years, and for the Ike era as well, because she had written about them in her first book, I, TINA. She might have had a page limit for this one, and of course, that first book was written over 30 years ago. I can't believe it has been that long.
    The book came out in 1986 and IIRC, Ike participated in it so you got some of his input. Tina's stories were wilder in that one than this one.

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