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ДЖОАННА СТИНГРЕЙ РАССКАЗЫВАЕТ ВСЮ ПРАВДУ О БОРИСЕ ГРЕБЕНЩИКОВЕ, ВИКТОРЕ ЦОЕ И АРТЕМИИ ТРОИЦКОМ

Gustav, Bioris, Stingray, Tsoi, Yuri, Tikomirov, Sfrika, Titov & Krisanov at the Neva River

MARCH 4th 2019
Американская певица Джоанна Стингрей открыла западу мир русского рока. Перед выходом книги «Стингрей в стране чудес» (31 марта) она поделилась с GQ своим фотоархивом и воспоминаниями о любимых мужчинах


Борис Гребенщиков: «КГБ в данный момент — лучшая официальная организация в этой стране»

MARCH 3rd 2019
«Фонтанка» эксклюзивно публикует фрагмент книги Джоанны Стингрей «Стингрей в стране чудес». Это первое интервью американской певицы и продюсера с советским рокером: БГ рассказывает, как государство опекало «несогласных» в 1984 году.

Boris & Joanna 1984
Boris and Joanna

JUNE 3rd 2018
Джоанна Стингрей возвращается в Россию. Фанатов русского рока ждёт книга, фильм и новая музыка. Обо всём этом бывшая жена гитариста «Кино» рассказала «Фонтанке».


Джоанна Стингрей: У КГБ и ФБР одна школа

AUGUST 20th 2018
From song lyrics to clothes, everything had to be pre-approved by the State if bands wanted to perform legally. Some say the Leningrad Rock Club converted young rebellious musicians into good communist citizens, but perhaps these guys just had to work a little harder to find ways of connecting and influencing their audience.

Red Wave album photo shoot 1985

Born in the USSR: A guide to the ‘red wave’ of Soviet rock

Boris & Aquarium, Tsoi, Gustav, Stingray, Sologub Brothers & little Titov

MAY 10th 2018
In the 1980s, Joanna Stingray brought us music that we weren’t supposed to hear – underground rock from behind the Iron Curtain. NBC Left Field takes a deep dive into Joanna’s video diaries from Russia, as she pulled back the Iron Curtain with a little help from an album called Red Wave.


The American who smuggled Russian rock music out of the USSR

For all its limitations and repressions, the Brezhnev era had been one of relative stability in St. Petersburg/Leningrad's tumultuous 20th century. By the mid-1980s, however, it was becoming increasingly clear that the Soviet system was economically and politically unsustainable.

Gustav, Joanna & Afrika mid 80's

History of Leningrad Under Gorbachev

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JANUARY 4th 2017
​A szovjet, és a mai orosz rockzene egészen másmilyen lenne Joanna Stingray nélkül. Az 1984-ben 24 éves kaliforniai lány 1984-ben egy hetet töltött Leningrádban, majd 1985-ben újra, illetve 1989-től 1996-ig élt Moszkvában. Stingray a '80-as évek leningrádi undergroundjának összes ikonikus alakjával jóban volt, közeli barátságban volt például Viktor Cojjal, a Kino zenekar énekesével, vagy például Borisz Grebencsikovval az Akváriumzenekarból...


Joanna Stingray - avagy egy kaliforniai lány a Szovjetunióban!

JULY 22nd 2016
АМЕРИКАНКА, КОТОРАЯ ОТКРЫЛА МИРУ РУССКИЙ РОК, ПРЕДСТАВЛЯЕТ СВОЙ НОВЫЙ ВИДЕОКЛИП И ДОЧЬ МЭДИСОН

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Джоанна Стингрей. «Don't Come Down On Me»

Moscow 90's

MARCH 14th 2016
The history of Russian rock music could have been very different without Joanna Stingray. As a 24-year-old California clubber, she spent a week in the Soviet Union in 1984 and fell in love with the Leningrad underground rock scene. Joanna was friends with rock musicians, recorded songs with them, shot their videos and brought them clothes and instruments from the West.


Red Wave: How Soviet Rock Made it To The U.S.

JULY 28th 2013
Everything changed when a young, energetic American by the name of Joanna Stingray came to Leningrad. Having visited the Leningrad Rock Club — the only place in the city which hosted officially permitted rock concerts — she saw real stars in the Russian underground performers and nonconformists.

Joanna & Boris 1984

A Brief History of Soviet Rock & Roll

Rock Club, Aquarium, Tsoi, Stingray, Sologub & Garkusha

APRIL 24th 2014

A pro-Kremlin lawmaker spawned a tsunami of scorn in Russia this week by alleging that Soviet rock star Viktor Tsoi's Perestroika-era anthems were composed by CIA operatives trying to destabilize the Soviet regime.