Annual review "Letters from the GDR" sketches a portrait of everyday life in the other Germany letters from the GDR or longing for the world of pop music wishes of young listeners from the GDR. In the radio studio of the Berlin "meeting place". Rehearsals and performances of prominent beat stars: Vicky, Udo, Ofarims, Beatles and Bee Gees.
Year in review 1969 letters from the GDR
Letters from the GDR 1969 - anniversary of a German double within and beyond the Brandenburg Gate. The two parts of Germany celebrated their 20th anniversary. We all know the story of the political development in the GDR and the Federal Republic. It is a story of alienation.
He is one of the few widely unknown places of East West dialogue - not intended on special political weight - discovered UFA taking at the end of the year in West Berlin. Daily a variety of letters reached the editorial a West Berlin radio station. Its sender: young listeners from the GDR.
I have the sinking feeling that the youth of the Federal Republic of Germany and West Berlin A lot too little about us knows.
I feel for my part Not yet in prison. My parents believe our State not en but I rely on him.
We belong to a group of fans who do not identify with some views of our State. These disagreements had been fierce discussions result. Because the comrades but also could not convince us this letter today give to you.
Letters, was asked which originally only to the fulfilment of wishes of music more frequently but always contain the life of the sender's details. Weekly the editors of the "meeting point" comply with the wishes of beat and pop music, and they cite letters from the GDR - sketches a portrait of everyday life in the other part of Germany.
When I think that in Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, etc. known beat group can occur, it is always quite different. Because with us is something only a dream.
On the dance halls is revealed, what the young people To want hear no DDR schmaltz or SED songs, but beat and underground.
Kai Blöhmer at the microphone - with pop music according to audience needs - and we have here today A few guests in the Studio, we are perfectly lit - a camera crew is here. Hello, my Dears! -Now time tells what, Hello! -Hello! - Yes, little mouth-shy people, Yes, come from the film, not. - we carry on with Steppenwolf - "Born to be wild" - for by Karin Margitta: Steppenwolf.
I'm 18 years old and currently apprentice, have long hair on the shoulders, but I'm against any kind of Gammelei. They say Yes with us always: long hair - short. This must be not so. So, I am, and I'm the Nero. to put the discs. Here, one comes from Vicky Leandros, just Vicky, "Green light".
Bernd, Romy, Moni and Barry have wished the Ofarims. The Ofarims in a time when they were still together. And we put "Look at me" jetst times on here.
Then I got here again post by Christian from East Berlin.
However, I have to admit that I myself several times already found you quite reactionary types have the microphone in his hand. Let me briefly speak out a song request - he writes then... Udo Jürgens: "Janey" - there he goes.
In a Godforsaken village like ours, Sunday is a pain. Here is going like anything during the week on Sunday. FDJ - and pioneer events as well as not promoted.
There's some music from Paris, the bomb from Paris, the Screamer, the siren, and quite a few notes for the Johnny Halliday.
A letter from the Rostock, Germany of district of: We are real pop people, but if we go even conspicuously dressed, then watch people always stupid and we come from the school with trouble.
From the Patsy for a really soft voice from Paris. Often compared to the Edith Piaf: Mireille Mathieu.
So A lot of the music we To want pout a little in the mail folder. From Erfurt, Germany a letter: well, which is true. Not everything is with us, as we would like it as a teenager: limited travel options, one-sided information, a stiffness compared with the West, particularly in cultural terms. But can be closed immediately by some things on the whole system? There are also things that are somehow OK with us. As a student, just making sure that I sit in the classrooms, learn how to make my diploma, I get 190 mark.
I was forcibly expelled for political reasons by disciplinary proceedings, and for the next 5-6 years excluded from each study.
Work in my company Very much many young people my age, so at 18, and we often talk about the youth programmes of the Western channel. Older work colleagues who are hearing this, have repeatedly insulted us because we listen to the.
Not that we here are suppressed, as incorrectly many think, but we can just not to move, how we would like to.
If you can hear your reports on the youth in the GDR, you could do so directly sorry. We poor have it Yes so bad - it is not so but now really.
I live in a small village and the only beat fan here. The others To want talk out there, but they are stupid and have no idea what is beautiful - so I remain beat fan.
For us, it was up to the 20th anniversary. Already 2 weeks ago posted himself at the entrance of the operation police and took everyone, who had hair too long. They were locked in a basement and after 2 hours of waiting for the photographer, then to hair cutting.
Also for hair fans something in the "meeting place" should be done today. The piece "Aquarius, Aquarius". Best regards, at Shashi, Harald, Hartmut, Spegi, Susi, Alex and Hans-Jürgen from Magdeburg. Here, he is "Aquarius".
The bee Goss, since something falling out recently - but for you again the Bee Gees.
I'm in the army, life is good here, but still, it might be better. True freedom is there up to now in any country. Perhaps one is free only in the desert.
Post this time from Potsdam. He writes: so I ask you, all bum, hippies, to greet beat fans and especially Beatle fans. Of course we do, and here we have a piece of the Beatles.
Listener wishes from the GDR - beat as an expression of a form of life that connects young people all over the world.
O. K. - and that was it. The "meeting point" on Saturday, as always with pop music according to audience needs. Kai Blöhmer sat at the microphone, and I say: Tschüßchen, bye-bye, until next Saturday. Their Kai.