Big birthdays in the past week:
Chaka Khan (March 23)
Aretha Franklin (March 25)
Kyla Fischer (March 25)
Diana Ross (March 26)
Mariah Carey (March 27)
To celebrate Diva Week Carey reminisced about being invited onstage by Franklin for a duet of “Chain of Fools” during her performance on “VH1 Divas Live” in 1998.
“She told the audience that she and ‘my newest girlfriend’ didn’t get to rehearse. ‘But she’s going to come out and join me.’ The band began ‘Chain of Fools,’ and I walked out on the stage. Her energy was so powerful. I just kept my focus on her and sang when she told me to sing. And we did the song. I ended with a bow and an ‘All hail the queen!’ How else do you exit a moment like that?”
Rufus and Diva Chaka Khan accompanied by the horn section of Tower of Power.