Friday, May 20, 2011

You don't look at their faces: Tina Turner in the Rivoli Ballroom

So you come home from the pub and watch loads of old videos on the TV and before you know it, inevitably, there's some footage of your favourite South East London dancehall -Brockley's Rivoli Ballroom.

The start of the 1985 video for Tina Turner's Private Dancer sees her walking around the Rivoli dancefloor for this sex work ditty penned by none other than sometime Deptford council tenant Mark Knopfler (of Dire Straits).


Anonymous said...

Pity about the rather patronising link to this over on Brockley Central.

Cheer up, it may never happen. said...

What's patronising about it? At worse it indicates that the author would rather not watch '80s Tina turner videos. He linked, it gets seen. The worse that happened is a little gently ribbing.

A sense of humor helps the day go quicker I always find.

. said...

Must admit I didn't feel patronised - watching old pop videos is a legitimate target for teasing.

Of course whether BC truly appreciate the enormous cultural significance of a 1960s African-American Nutbush icon relaunching her career via Brockley with a song written by a Deptford musician is another matter - hope they don't feel too patronised ;-)