Wild man Ray Cooper somehow manages to steal the spotlight from the monster-talented group of guitarists.


Ray Cooper — Elton John

Ray Cooper is a fantastic percussionist.  Let me say that another way.  Ray Cooper is a fantastic entertainer with a couple extra doses of showmanship.  He also happens to be a percussionist.  I recall when Elton John received permission to tour the USSR.  He took Ray Cooper along with him.  That was it.  A two-man show, a pianist and a percussionist.  Gutsy.  Cooper has stage presence, that’s for certain.