"The second night that we played in Moscow, we were in the bus coming back from the gig, and Klaus was whistling 'Wind of Change.' He had this idea in his head. And then the next day he pretty much had the whole song written. The actual basis of the song." - Doc McGhee (Manager)
"The song was inspired while we were performing at the Moscow Music Peace Festival in August 1989. Everyone was there: the Red Army, journalists, musicians from Germany, from America, from Russia-the whole world on one boat. It was like a vision. It was a very positive vibe. That night was the basic inspiration for Wind Of Change." - Klaus Meine
"We took the boat down the Moskva River. And we were on this boat with all the bands, with MTV journalists, with Red Army soldiers... It was an inspiring moment for me. It was like the whole world was in that one boat talking the same language: music." - Klaus Meine
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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