Tina Turner and Beyonce at the 50th Annual Grammny Awards Ceremony.
Sunday, February 10th 2008
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Tina Turner took a break from retirement in Europe to perform a duet with R&B singer Beyonce at the Grammy Awards on Sunday, the soul legend's first concert performance in more than seven years. As a bonus, she picked up a Grammy Award as a participant on jazz icon Herbie Hancock's surprise album of the year winner "River: The Joni Letters."
Turner, a sprightly 68, and 26-year-old Beyonce got the crowd on their feet with a lively version of "Proud Mary," for which Turner won a Grammy in 1972. Among the fans tapping their feet were veteran rocker John Fogerty, who wrote the song.
By the end, Beyonce looked exhausted, but Turner seemed ready for more.Sporting a skin-tight silver bustier and matching capri pants, Turner warmed up for the duet with a medley of "What's Love Got To Do With It" and "Better Be Good To Me." She stopped touring in 2000, saying she did not want to get to the point where her stage antics were no longer dignified.