Free to Rock: The Fall of the Berlin Wall

Ben Broyd
4 min readOct 13, 2021

A country divided for over 28 years, the Berlin wall was a symbol of the Cold War and the Iron Curtain between Soviet-led Communism and the democracies of the West. Then came Rock music. During this time in East Germany, Rock n Roll was labeled as counter-propaganda and a weapon of NATO policy used as psychological warfare to distract the young from political issues. It worked.

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Ben Broyd

I write about music, amongst other things. Hope you enjoy.