The Scorpions were formed in Hanover, Germany in 1965 by Rudolf Schenker, the band's rhythm guitar player. After one break-up and many personnel changes, the band hit their stride in the late 1970s, cementing their signature style of hard rock balanced with melodic power ballads. In 1980, lead singer Klaus Meine began having throat problems and required surgery on his vocal cords. It was doubtful if he would ever sing again (a fear I know all too well). In 1981, Don Dokken was brought it to provide guide and tracking vocals for the recording of the album "Blackout." Luckily, Meine's vocal cords healed completely and he was able to finish recording that album so that it could be released in 1982. The Scorpions have released 22 albums since 1972 and are still at it.
Wind of Change was written in 1990 by Klaus Meine in celebration of the political changes taking place in Eastern Europe at the time - the fall of the Berlin Wall, the collapse of the U.S.S.R, the Polish Round Table Agreement, and the end of the Cold War.
Wind of Change by The Scorpions from the 1990 album "Crazy World"
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