1988 Olivia Newton-John – The Rumour (US:#62)

The Rumour was a single by Olivia Newton-John from the The Rumour album, It was written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin, features backing vocals and piano by John, and was a Number One single in Finland.

Note: The liner notes tells that Jerry Hey & Co did horns on the title track The Rumour. He did the arrangement but didn’t reach the record. The cover was already printed at that time. (Confirmed by Jerry Hey himself)




BassNeil Stubenhaus
Drums (programming)James Newton-Howard
DrumsCarlos Vega
PianoElton John
GuitarDavey Johnstone
KeyboardsJames Newton-Howard
SynthesizerJames Newton-Howard
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsElton John
Background VocalsBruce Roberts
VocalsOlivia Newton-John

Produced By

Elton John
James Newton Howard


Elton John
Bernie Taupin


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