01 Apr Throwback Thursday: Aretha Franklin – “Chain of Fools” (Live) [featuring Smokey Robinson, Rod Stewart and Elton John]
Last week, we didn’t have any TBT post because yours truly was celebrating a birthday. To make up for that, I’m blessing you with two selections.
Y’know…someone once told me that her pastor said that March 25 was the second-most important day of the year. Because it was the day Jesus was conceived. I laugh, but I agree that 3/25 is indeed special.
Sarah Jessica Parker, Juvenile, Big Sean and Gloria Steinem, among many other illustrious figures, were born on that glorious day. And as if that day didn’t have its fair share of legend babies, Aretha Franklin and Elton John had to come through. I mean…look at the material.
As a belated celebration, this week’s second TBT post is a 1993 performance of “Chain of Fools” delivered on the TV special Aretha Franklin: Duets. This version is special because Smokey Robinson, Rod Stewart and birthday mate Elton John sing backup for Queen Aretha. Legends only.