Help is a Beatles cover and the follow up European single to the smash hit Let’s Stay Together, released while Tina was on tour in England. The song was later also included on the European edition of the album Private Dancer. The b-side track „Rock’n Roll Widow“ is a previously unreleased song, which was already recorded and produced by John Carter in 1982. This version of Help was probably already recorded in 1981, because Tina introduced it at her Nice 'N' Rough concerts as a „recent recording of mine“. She promoted the song at several tv shows in England and performed it live at every concert tour since 1981. Live versions are available on the album Live In Europe from 1988 and TINA Live from 2009.

The music video was directed by Simon Milne and shows a nightclub with guests sitting at tables in front of a stage. In the first scene, Kenny Moore plays the intro on piano. Then Tina appears in a very elegant white mini dress, singing the song together with her two background singers Ann Behringer and Lejune Richardson. During the instrumental part, Tina leaves the stage and the band comes up from behind. At the end, the curtain closes and Tina disappears in a ray of light. Until the video for Foreign Affair, it’s the last one with her background singers Ann and Lejune. Unfortunately, the clip was not released officially until today, but is available on the promo sampler „Now That's What I Call Music (Vol. 2)“ from Virgin / EMI Records on VHS and LaserDisc.

Released in February 1984 only in Europe from Capitol / EMI Records on 7“ (picture) & 12“ vinyl, Help reached #40 in England and #30 in Europe.

Tina Turner - Help - Single

Vinyl Single (Europe) - Front Cover

Tina Turner - Help - Single

Vinyl Single (Europe) - Back Cover


A. Help (Edit) 3:45

Written by John Lennon, Paul McCartney / Produced by Joe Sample, Wilton Felder, Ndugu Chancler for Crusaders Productions Inc.

B. Rock’n Roll Widow (Previously Unreleased) 4:45

Written by Tom Snow / Produced by John Carter

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A. Help (Full Length Version) 4:31

B. Rock’n Roll Widow (Previously Unreleased) 4:45

Photography: Norman Seefe

Tina Turner - Help - Single

Vinyl Picture Single (UK) - Front

Tina Turner - Help - Single

Vinyl Picture Single (UK) - Back

Tina Turner - Help - Single

Capitol Promo

Capitol Records Are Proud
To Announce The Release Of
The New Single
Available On 7“ & 12“

Tina Turner - Help - Music Video

Music Video
Director: Simon Milne
Home Video: Never officially released
Time: 3:41


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