Singer-songwriter Paul Brady has recalled surprising Tina Turner on stage in Dublin.
The Northern Ireland native wrote a number of tracks for Turner throughout her career.
The US-born Swiss singer died on Wednesday at the age of 83.
Paul told The Pat Kenny Show it all happened by accident.
"Tina's new manager Roger Davies - who managed also Olivia Newton-John at the time - was at dinner with my manager, Ed Bicknell," he said.
"They were putting together the album which eventually became her big comeback album, Private Dancer.
"Roger Davies asked Ed Bicknell did he have any songs, did any of his artist's have songs.
"Ed gave him a copy of my song, Steel Claw, which was on my album True for You... it turned out that Tina loved the song and that's how it happened - she recorded it on Private Dancer.
"Another song, Paradise is Here, she recorded on the follow-up album Break Every Rule".
Paul said he played with Turner several times.
"I sang with her at the RDS open-air concerts that she played in the mid-80s," he said.
"That was gas, because she wasn't expecting me on stage.
"Her manager Roger Davies pushed me out and the two of us ended up singing a duet of my song Paradise is Here.
"That was great fun".
"I met her several times - obviously I met when I was playing her my second song 'Paradise is Here' at her place in London then.
"I was at her 50th birthday all those years ago".
'Massive, global success'
Paul said he was 'thrilled' when Turner got global success in her own right.
"I was aware that Tina had retired, so to speak, and pulled back but I wasn't aware she was ill for a long time.
"I was quite shocked yesterday to hear the news.
"I was a fan of hers since the '60s, in her time with Ike her ex-husband.
"When I was in Dublin in the '60s in rhythm and blues bands, I was singing covers of Tina Turner songs.
"I actually recorded a song called It's Gonna Work Out Fine, which was a cover of a song that she had recorded back then.
"I was very familiar with her long before she had this massive, global success.
"I was very thrilled when she became as famous as she was," he added.
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