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It’s not all bad news for Beyonce and co, by the way. Those girls are the leaders.‘I can’t say they’re my favourites, but I enjoy watching them.’And then we are back to clothing, or lack thereof.

‘You’ve got a mixed audience out there, and you’ve got to learn stagecraft. But they’ve gone past the dress.‘Actually, Madonna started the part with no clothes,’ she says.

That was what I always left the stage with,’ Turner says, adding she always knew when enough was enough.

‘Give them too much and you’ll get them on stage with you.’Tina, now 77, draws a sharp contrast between her act, at the height of her solo fame in the Eighties, and the female superstars of today: women like Beyonce, Rihanna and Jennifer Lopez.‘I’ve got to be careful,’ she says, likening criticism to ‘a pillow that you cut in the wind’.

‘She was the forerunner of all of that.‘I went out in high-heeled shoes, a short dress and there was good dancing and laughter and fun — not making the women feel like me and the girls (her dancers) were after their men.

There was never anything coming from the stage that was negative.‘I always did the shimmy from side to side.The hips went from side to side — never from the front.‘You’ve got to admit that when you see the grinding on stage, it turns you off a little bit.Dancing, she insists, should be ‘feet and hips — not pelvic thrusts!’Tina says she was just as strict when it came to working with ‘the boys’. Mick Jagger and David Bowie were ‘like the brothers that I never had’. ”’Turner started singing in church, when she was a girl.‘We never slept together; and they never came on to me, because I think they saw me as a role model in some kind of way.‘Mick wanted to dance — and I was a dancer — but he never gave me the credit! But we worked with him in the dressing room, me and the girls, and we taught him how to Pony.’ (For those with two left feet, that’s a Sixties dance move.)‘I had a different kind of collaboration with David (Bowie),’ she continues, ‘and it was more to do with the singing.‘All those English guys felt I could sing. Even then, she knew the importance of taking care of her voice.‘Being a church girl you were taught that alcohol was not a good thing. I don’t overdo the chocolates.’Now, Turner is turning her attention to the hunt to find an actress who can play her in TINA.‘She will definitely have to be able to sing,’ she says, ‘even if she can’t dance.We were talking as Turner prepared to launch TINA: a new musical based on her life directed by Phyllida Lloyd (the first musical Lloyd has worked on since Mamma Mia!