November 1989, the fall of Berlin Wall, the song “Wind of Change” by Scorpions becomes the hymn of the world.
Scorpions a rock band from Germany formed in 1965 by guitarist Rudolf Schenker who from the start aims to be recognized by the International Music Industry. Rudolf Schenker known as the driving force behind the Scorpions band who’s inspirations derived from his father’s philosophy in life “nothing is impossible as long as you believe in it”. Rudolf had only one declared ambition “one day, the Scorpions will be one of the best heavy rock bands in the world”. Klaus Maine theband vocalist wrote all his lyrics in English that makes the band unique from other German rock band.
September 1989, Klaus Maine composed the song “Wind of Change” for the Moscow Peace Festival.
Then came the unexpected event on November 1989, the fall of Berlin Wall, throughout the year, the song Wind of Change became the hymn to the opening of the Iron Curtain, the Fall of Communism and the endof the Cold War. The band played the song in Potsdamer Platz where the section of the Berlin Wall once stood. In 1991, the song Wind of Change topped number 1 in 11 countries worldwide. The band received the World Music Award as the most successful German rock band in 1992.
The song Wind of Change sold over 19 million copies making it one of the top fifty best selling single of all time and currently the 10th best selling single of all time in Germany. The Scorpions holds the best selling single by German artist and band. The band announced their farewell tour after 46 years at the Music Industry with their album “Final Sting Tour” 2012. They will be touring from Europe, USA, Canada, Latin America and Asia.