Cold War; Rock and Roll; "chimes of freedom"

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Cold War; Rock and Roll; "chimes of freedom"

Post by South » 25 Apr 2019 10:20

http://www.wearemoviegeeks.com/2019/04/ ... r-may-4th/


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Called "soft power", article tells of rock and roll music "to affect social change behind the Iron Curtain ... 1955 - 1991".

Article contains an oxymoronic phrase "US Government arts agencies".

Forgot name of Elton John partner: "I'll be your clown" "I'll give you my key".

Vividly remember musical comedy of President Carter.

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In between the Iron Curtain and the Bamboo Curtain, some rock and roll music became official national anthems - or, at least, semi-official national anthems: "We've Got To Get Out Of This Place, ......"


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Re: Cold War; Rock and Roll; "chimes of freedom"

Post by wm » 25 Apr 2019 12:16

It wasn't that underground, at least in Poland rock and roll was perfectly legal.
The Rolling Stones performed in Poland in 1967, the Beatles were going to too but eventually it didn't happen.


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Re: Cold War; Rock and Roll; "chimes of freedom"

Post by South » 25 Apr 2019 23:01

Good afternoon Wm,

You present an important point.

The Iron Curtain countries weren't uniform in conformity. The Atlantic Alliance countries also were not.

Like the Rolling Stones in 1967 Poland, DeGaulle recognized PR China and Yugoslavia was far from solid political alignment with Moscow.

The joke here was that to get a Cuban cigar, one had to travel to Canada.


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Re: Cold War; Rock and Roll; "chimes of freedom"

Post by Helmut0815 » 16 Jun 2019 12:36

Bruce Springsteen's concert in East Berlin on July 19th 1988, attended by more than 160,000 visitors, some say it was even more than 300,000, the biggest concert in Springsteen's carreer and the biggest concert ever in the GDR. 16 months later the communist regime collapsed and the Berlin Wall fell down.




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RE: Cold War - Rock And Roll - "Chimes Of Freedom".

Post by Robert Rojas » 31 Aug 2019 16:41

Greetings to both brother South and the community as a whole. Howdy Bob! LONG TIME NO TALK TO! Well sir, in ight of your introductory posting of Thursday - April 25, 2019 -1:20am, old yours truly does find it more than a wee bit ironic that the social and musical phenomena that came to be known as ROCK AND ROLL was also "credited", in part, with the dissolution of both the Warsaw Pact Alliance AND subsequently, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. After all, when you and I were in our younger years, how often did we both hear that DRUGS, SEX and ROCK AND ROLL were tools of subversion by the so-called International Communist Conspiracy? In retrospect, I suppose both RADIO FREE EUROPE and the United States Armed Forces Television And Radio Network turned out to be the BEST OFFENSVIE WEAPONS in the arsenal of the Atlantic Alliance. To this very day, I often do wonder what our counterparts in the now former Eastern Block thought of the two comedians that came to be known as CHEECH AND CHONG. Finally, if my now quite fading recollection serves, was WE'VE GOT TO GET OUT OF THIS PLACE not the unofficial and de facto theme song of the United States Army? Well, that's my initial two Yankee cents worth on this sojourn into the sordid days of my youth - for now anyway. AS ALWAYS, I would like to bid you an especially copacetic day over in your corner of the OLD DOMINION that is the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Best Regards From The LEFT COAST!
Uncle Bob :idea: :) :D :P :wink: 8-) :thumbsup:
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