TINA: Duet

Elton John (1985 - '99)

Tina Turner & Elton John - Duet

Wembley Arena, London - March 16, 1985

Elton John is an English singer, songwriter, pianist, and composer. Collaborating with lyricist Bernie Taupin since 1967 on more than 30 albums, John has sold more than 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time.

Tina used Elton’s song „The Bitch Is Back“ for her early solo concerts as the opening number and recorded it in the studio for her first solo album Rough after her divorce from Ike and she recorded once again a new version in 1991 for the Elton John tribute album Two Rooms. In 1985, both performed for the first time together on stage, as Elton joined Tina at the Wembley Arena in London as part of her Private Dancer Tour and performed with her the encore song „Dancing In The Dark“ from Bruce Springsteen. Then in 1999, they performed together at the Divas Live charity concert two songs live, which was the last collaboration from both. It was intended, that both go on an elaborate co-headlining tour after this event, but because of a dispute during the rehearsals, Tina canceled all common activities and decided instead to record her final studio album Twenty Four Seven.

    March 16, 1985 / Private Dancer Tour
  1. Dancing In The Dark (Live)
    April 13, 1999 / Divas Live
  1. The Bitch Is Back (Live)
  2. Proud Mary (Live Tina & Elton & Cher)

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