Forgotten duets: When Rod Stewart sang with Aretha Franklin

5 November 2017, 09:00

The next entry in our series of amazing but not-so-famous duets, comes from back in 1993...

Aretha Franklin staged a special Duets one-off show on Fox in the States, teaming up with several legends on both her classic hits and songs by her guests.

Sir Elton John, Smokey Robinson and Gloria Estefan were among those who took part, but our favourite was when Sir Rod Stewart came on stage.

Clearly starstruck, Rod said it was the "highlight" of his life performing with Aretha. He also joked that the "bad news" was that he had to share a dressing room with Sir Elton.

The pair then sang the classic track 'This Old Heart of Mine', and it's rather awesome. Watch the clip in full above.