Heavy-metal pioneers, known for “Rock You Like a Hurricane” and “No One Like You,” celebrate their 50th year of touring and recording
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1965: guitarist Rudolf Schenker founds the band, taking the first step in what will be a 50-year journey that will pioneer the heavy-metal genre
1970: frontman Klaus Meine, Rudolf’s childhood friend from Hanover, Germany, joins the group to lend his seering vocal
1982: “No One Like You” becomes the band’s first charting single, cementing them in the ears of rock fans
1984: Scorpions unleash “Rock You Like a Hurricane” upon the world, ensuring their place in cultural ubiquity and giving tropical storms everywhere their own theme song
1989: Two months before the Berlin Wall falls, Klaus writes lyrics that long for the “children of tomorrow [to] dream away / in the wind of change.” That autumn, the harmony-driven ballad “Wind of Change” rings throughout Eastern Europe, accompanying the fall of the Iron Curtain and the end of the Cold War.
~2009: As democracy blows across North Africa, “Wind of Change” and the band find themselves an inspiration once more, this time to a whole new generation of fans who never knew hairspray could be purchased by the barrel.
2015: The band turns 50 and celebrates with a tour and a new album, Return to Forever