People, Mar. 19, 1979

Not for red-hot Rocker Billy Joel the dreary duty calls expected of a visiting VIP in Cuba. Between sets by a star-studded U.S. rock, pop and jazz caravan visiting Havana for the first concert of its kind in 20 years, fellow Performers Kris Kristofferson and Wife Rita Coolidge duly toured socialist showplaces, including a pioneer school. Billy, by contrast, crammed a peaked cap over his swirl of black curls, clamped a cigar in his teeth and settled down on a beach to rap with enthralled young Cubans, who, from tuning in to Miami rock...

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