Glory days: How Bruce Springsteen helped bring down the Berlin Wall
When 'The Boss’ played a one-off show in East Germany during the summer of 1988, did his speech hoping that ‘one day all barriers will be torn down’ act as a catalyst for the events of November 1989?
Bruce Springsteen gave an historic performance in East Berlin on July 19, 1988. While only 100,000 bought tickets, some 300,000 came to hear “The Boss” in a huge field, and the authorities decided to open the gates and let them all in – a decision that looked very symbolic later on.
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