Thursday, December 3, 2009

"Thursday, Dolder Grand Hotel - 7.36 pm Birthday girl Tina Turner flits through the hotel lobby on the arm of her partner Erwin Bach.
Tina Turner - also with 70, she looks fabulous. She wears a subtle olive-dress, black suede high heels, and her famous ray like smile. The pair, shielded by securities goes into the basement. There, in the "Garden" room, the birthday party with many friends takes place ....
Glitz and glamour! The hall is adorned with lush bouquets of orchids. Tina's friends perform a dance. A film shows all the highlights from the turbulent life of the soul singer. Of course, Tina's biggest hits - "Nut bush City Limits," "Proud Mary" booming - from the speakers. Again and again, the guests applaud enthusiastically.
The majority of guests come from the world of music and business. These include the German singer Herbert Grönemeyer, boutiques Queen Trudie Goetz, Concert King André Béchir, entrepreneurs Sami Bollag and celebrity photographer Alberto Venzago.
Tina now takes the microphone this time not to sing. In a short speech she thanked them for the support and friendship she got from all those people present. and thanks also for all the birthday greetings.
The birthday wishes come from the heart. Publishers couple Ellen and Michael Ringier wish Tina, "to continue the joy of life and health, which she has." Film producer and Oscar winner Arthur Cohn wished her "that she always remains faithful in dignity." And Nestlé Administrator Carolina Muller-Mohl and her partner, Roger Lehmann wish Tina simply "more of the same!"
The Banquet - four soups, steak, dessert, appetizers - lasts until after midnight. Now, the guests begin to dance. You can see the joy of this party in Tina’s face.
A truly happy Birthday!"

Translated by Anja Offerman