U.S. songwriter Bob Dylan was just awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Every day, you can hear his music being played in the streets of Berlin.
In a book, it was even claimed that one of his songs helped bring down the notorious Berlin Wall, when Bruce Springsteen played ‘Chimes of Freedom’ written by Bob Dylan at a rare DDR concert.
Here is Pennsylvania based singer Mike Mizwinski singing ‘I Shall Be Released’ in front of the remains of the wall.
Fun fact: In 1987, Bob Dylan played a “peace concert” in DDR himself together with Roger McGuinn from The Byrds and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers.
Illustration: first page of the original contract.