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When the East met Elton

The Iron Curtain couldn't stop the rocket man

Published at 6:05am 21st May 2018. 1-minute read.

When the East met Elton

When the East met Elton!

It was on this day (21st May) in 1979 that the Rocket Man blasted off into Soviet territory.

Elton John went on a tour of Russia stating the first of eight concerts behind the Iron Curtain.

He was the first Western start to do this.

Elton John plays in Russia

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