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?

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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...