On Could 21, 1979 Elton John gave the primary out of the eight Soviet live shows and have become the the mbrightest western rock musician acting on the opposite aspect of the Iron Curtain. The Soviet authorities needed to demostrate “openness” and “civility” prematurely of the Moscow Olympic Video games they usually selected Elton John to do it.
Being already very fashionable, he carried out in St. Petersburg and Moscow.
He visited the Soviet Union along with his mom, noticed a soccer match in Russia and Petergof.
His vibrant go to was unattainable however actual within the USSR of the time.
He stayed within the Soviet Union a bit longer than every week. Elton was supplied a a “Chaika” from the governmental fleet of automobiles, a tour supervisor and interpreter Natalia Ivanova. She nonetheless works with western stars…
He was saying although that he got here to Russia not for cash, and if he wanted cash, he would go to the USA.
The USSR was unique for Elton, and he grew to become a breath of contemporary air for the Soviets.