Tina Turner released her 5th solo LP “Private Dancer” on May 29, 1984. It was he…

Written by on May 29, 2018


Tina Turner released her 5th solo LP “Private Dancer” on May 29, 1984. It was her first album for her new label Capitol. Capitol A&R guy John Carter is credited with relaunching the Tina’s career. In 1983, despite opposition from within Capitol, he signed her and managed her first album for the label. The album itself was produced in England using several different producers.

“Let’s Stay Together” was produced by Martyn Ware and Ian Craig Marsh of British band Heaven 17. Terry Britten produced the reggae-tinged “What’s Love Got to Do with It”. Rupert Hine produced “Better Be Good to Me”, which had been written by Holly Knight, Mike Chapman, and Nicky Chinn, and most of the other songs. John Carter produced “Private Dancer”, which was written by Mark Knopfler and has a guitar solo by Jeff Beck.

This was the record that brought Tina back. Do you remember your thoughts when you first heard it?

Happy 34th Birthday to “Private Dancer”!!




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