Elton John in the Soviet Union May 1979

Elton John and Ray Cooper played in a restaurant in the Soviet Union song "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" (written by Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong).
Perhaps it was the hotel restaurant Evropeiskaya to Leningrad (hotel where lived Elton John and Ray Cooper during the Soviet tour in 1979)

21-28 May 1979 Elton John was invited by the Soviet Ministry of Culture and gave 8 concerts in Leningrad and Moscow.
Elton John was the first Western rock star, who gave a concert in the Soviet Union during the Cold War.

Elton John - Piano and Vocals
Ray Cooper - Drums
Clive Franks - Bass (Elton John's sound engineer)
Unknown member of Elton John's staff (maybe record manager Caleb Quaye) - Guitar

Live at State Central Concert Hall "Russia", Moscow, 1979.

Rocket Man (Live in USSR 1979)


Andrey Matuzov25 November 2014