SOVIET UNION: Rock Arrives

But not Rasputin

Muscovites had never heard or seen anything quite like it. For ten days, Boney M, a four-member Jamaican reggae-disco group whose recorded tunes consistently top the pop charts of Europe, wriggled and pranced through a sellout engagement at the huge 2,700-seat concert hall at Moscow's Rossiya Hotel, while mounted police held back thousands of other fans and onlookers outside.

Getting tickets for one of the group's eight concerts became an overnight status symbol for the Moscow establishment. As a result, most of the seats went to the privileged-members of the Communist...

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