The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a museum in Cleveland, celebrating the most important musicians and producers. Artists become eligible for induction 25 years after the release of their first record. In 1989, Tina honored Phil Spector with a speech at the ceremony of his induction. Two years later in 1991, Phil Spector inducted Ike & Tina Turner on their behalf, because Ike was in prison and Tina didn’t want to participate. This 9 DVD collection includes the most memorable moments of every ceremony as well as lots of live appearances. Although Tina is only mentioned on disc four, there are additional live appearances on disc two and three, performing on stage together with Mick Jagger and other artists.
Label: Sony Pictures
Tina inducting Phil Spector in 1989
What do you say about Tina Turner except that in America, where we don’t treasure our artists, we have an American treasure in Tina. I have always believed that Fred Astaire through his pictures changed forever the way dancers would sing.
Well Tina Turner, for me, changed forever the way singers would dance. She’s receiving all the adoration, adulation, the fame, the fortune. She’s the closest thing to a gem, a diamond, I have ever seen. She has the roughness, the rawness, she has the beauty, she shines, she’s bright and most of all she’s priceless. She is just a gem of a person, always has been, always will be.
She did not receive the recognition due her until much too late in life, but it is certainly due her to every extent one can possibly imagine.
Phil Spector inducting Ike & Tina in 1991