"The first time Tina and I worked together, she came into the studio and I was expecting, you know, Tina Turner, but she comes in wearing a little silk shirt and trousers and high heels. ... Then we started talking, and I have a sailor's mouth, and Tina is so genteel—she talks like such a lady," Cher says. "She just kept looking at me, like, 'Whoa, where did you come from?'"
That isn't Cher's only memory of that day. "I remember I thought, 'I'm going to have to dance with Tina Turner,'" Cher says. "Do you know what that feels like? It's like dancing with a hurricane."
Tina says Cher also made an impression on her during their first meeting. "Cher was so free," she says. "She was in control of her career and her life and what was in the studio."