July 5, 2013

Recommended read: The night Bruce Springsteen played East Berlin – and the wall cracked

A new book unearths secret, East German police files to reveal how Communist leaders misjudged their bid to assuage East Germany’s youth in 1988 by allowing them to host a Springsteen show and instead inciting their passion for freedom further. Of that show, Bruce has said, “Once in a while you play a place, you play a show that ends up staying inside of you, living with you for the rest of your life. East Berlin in 1988 was certainly one of them.”

Read more about that very special show at The Guardian.