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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