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Four songwriters wrote “One World” together when they met in a hotel room at the Hotel Rossya in Moscow in 1988, during Glasnost.

They were Franke Previte and Pamela Phillips Oland from the USA, and Sergei Manoukyan and Mikk Targo from Tallin, Estonia.

Their song celebrated the first ever American-Soviet Arts Exchange, the coming together of 22 songwriters from America and as many from the Soviet Union, for nearly 2 weeks of songwriting in Tallin, Estonia, Moscow and Leningrad. The song “One World” was included in the commemorative album.

The convocation was the brainchild of songwriter Alan Roy Scott, for his Music Bridges organization. Robyn Whitney of Private Island Trax Studio in LA, took care of the logistics.

It was a trip of a lifetime for all.

American Songwriter Participants included Michael Bolton, Diane Warren, Mike Stoller, Barry Mann, Desmond Child, Brenda Russell, Franne Golde, Tom Kelly, Billy Steinberg, Franke Previte, Pamela Phillips Oland, Paul Chiten, Cyndi Lauper, Harold Payne, Todd Cerney, Albert Hammond, Alan Roy Scott, Sue Shifrin, Gregory Abbott and Holly Knight.