36 YEARS AGO

MICHAEL

jackson’s

berlin

wall

performance

36 YEARS AGO

Michael

Jackson’s

Berlin

wall

performance

In the annals of pop culture, Michael Jackson’s legacy is studded with iconic performances and groundbreaking achievements. Yet, one performance stands out not just for its musical brilliance but also for its geopolitical significance. On June 19, 1988, the King of Pop performed in West Berlin, close to the Berlin Wall and the iconic Reichstag Building. This concert wasn’t just a musical spectacle; it was a moment that resonated through the iron curtain of the Cold War.

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Reviewed: Kamasi Washington’s Fearless Movement

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Reviewed: Kamasi Washington’s Fearless Movement

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The Bass-First Audiophile Manifesto

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