Wild Lady of Rock is the long version of Tina’s first solo home video with a concert from London’s Apollo Theatre, recorded on March 25, 1979. Dressed in Bob Mackie costumes and supported by four dancers, Tina performed several cover versions of popular songs, some old ones from Ike & Tina and some new tracks from her solo records Rough and Love Explosion. The video was first released in short form with a running time about 31 minutes in 1979 under the title At The Apollo. After Tina’s comeback, it was also released as an one hour concert under the titles „Wild Lady of Rock“ and „Queen of Rock'n Roll“. Unfortunately, at least the songs „Life In A Fast Lane,“ „Fruits Of The Night“ and an early version of „Hollywood Nights“ are missing from the original setlist. Additionally, the songs from the medley as well as „I’ve Been Loving You Too Long,“ „Give It Up“ and „Music Keeps Me Dancing“ were faded out.
Director: Steve Turner
Producer: Carl Fischer
Release: June 1984 (VHS) / 1986 (LaserDisc)
Label: VCL / Hendring
Format: VHS / Laserdisc
Time: 60 Min.
CashBox - May 26, 1984
Queen Tina - Tina Turner will soon be available on videocassette. „Tina Turner - Queen of Rock 'N’ Roll“ is being offered in June by VCL for the suggested retail price of $29.95. The hour-long concert special features the indefatigable legend hammering out some of her best known tunes, including „Proud Mary," „Fever,“ „Acid Queen,“ and „Nutbush City Limits“.