Mick Jagger & Tina Turner Tear The Roof Off Live Aid With “State Of Shock” & “It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll”

Now, who could possibly keep up with the onstage star power of The Rolling Stones legend Mick Jagger? Why, Tina Turner of course! During his five-song set at Live Aid, the English frontman decided to spice up the closing two songs by sharing the stage with the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Now, the usual Jagger show is pretty energetic already, but with the two stars feeding off each other, the energy onstage was just about off the charts!

First up, Turner joined Jagger for “State of Shock”, which is the hit the Englishman released the year before with The Jacksons. However, instead of the funk style of the studio cut, Jagger’s band cranked it up to 11 and rocked the stage, with the two singers more than matching the energy of the band. Jagger and Turner seemed to be trying to outdo each other on who could rock the mic the hardest, making for one helluva performance.

Next up, the pair tore into The Rolling Stones number “It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll (But I Like It)”, and they put on a real show for the set closer. Jagger and Turner sang at the John F. Kennedy Stadium Live Aid show in Philadelphia, to a crowd of 89,484 – who certainly got their money’s worth. The performance was quite the hit with fans watching at home, who tuned in 6.4 million times to see the pair duke it out onstage.

Fans showed their appreciation for Jagger and Turner below the video, adding comments such as “What a sensational performance by both Tina and Mick, such great times and Tina will always be remembered as the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll” and “OMG I love Mick and Tina on this song. Whenever I’m sad, I turn it on. They are absolutely wonderful together.” Another great number from Jagger’s Live Aid set was his take on the Stones’ “Miss You”.

Live Aid was held on Saturday, July 13, 1985. Bob Geldof and Midge Ure organized the multi-venue benefit concert to raise funds to help relieve the famine in Ethiopia, which had begun in 1983. There were two main events held simultaneously, which took place at Wembley Stadium in London and the John F. Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia. Jagger commented on his motivations for appearing at the event, saying that he was passionate about raising money for the cause. “That was the main thing, to draw attention to the hunger in the world,” he said. “Down the line, people can appreciate what can be done by an event of this magnitude. It was really a relatively nice, well-meaning event.”

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