The Rolling Stones received a visit from Tina Turner at their recent tour stop on June 1 in Zurich, Switzerland. The legendary British rockers hung out with the "What's Love Got to Do with It?" hitmaker following the sold out show at Zurich's Letzigrund Stadium.
According to an article posted on June 2 at Noise11.com, the 74-year-old R&B/Soul diva watched The Stone's perform the from the audience and joined the band backstage after the gig. Stones backing singer Bernard Fowler posted a picture with Turner backstage at the show. Fans can check it out at Fowler's official Facebook page.
Now residing in Switzerland, the former Nutbush, Tennessee native performed as guest artist with The World's Greatest Rock N' Roll Band along with ex-hubby Ike Turner at The Stone's legendary shows at New York's Madison Square Gardens in 1969. Unfortunately, the eight-time Grammy Winner, who is recovering from a recent minor stroke, did not perform at the Zurich show.
Turner has a long history with The Rolling Stones, particularly with frontman Mick Jagger. After leaving her husband and going solo in the 80s, the former Anna Mae Bullock teamed with Jagger for an infamous performance at 1985 Live Aid. During their duet on "It's Only Rock 'n' Roll," Sir Mick accidentally ripped away part of Turner's dress, leaving her to finish the song in her pantyhose. Jagger has credited the veteran performer with being the inspiration behind many of his stage moves.
Along with enjoying a sold out crowd of 50,000 fans in Zurich and Turner's visit, The Stones had extra cause to party at the gig with two bandmembers celebrating birthdays. Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood celebrated his 67th birthday on June 1 while drummer Charlie Watts turned 73-years-old on June 2.
Coincidentally, Wood joined the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers on June 1, 1975 and was also celebrating his 39th anniversary with the band. The ex-Faces star joined the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers on June 1, 1975 following the departure of ex-Stones guitarist Mick Taylor, who has been appearing as guest artist during the 14 On Fire Tour.
The 14 On Fire Tour's next stop is in Israel, where The Stones will play their first ever show in the country, on June 4 at Tel Aviv's Hayarkon Park. For more details, check out RollingStones.com.
Did you know? The Rolling Stones were joined onstage by Bruce Springsteen and Gary Clark Jr. during their recent headline appearance May 29. 2014 at Rock In Rio in Lisbon, Portugal.