The concert titled "It started in Poland " took place in Gdañsk shipyard 04 June 2009 to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the first free elections in Eastern Europe.
Gdañsk Shipyard is a large Polish shipyard, located in the city of Gdañsk. The yard gained international fame when Solidarity (Solidarnosc) was founded there in September 1980. In 1980 Gdañsk was the arena for events that changed the face of the world. A strike by 17,000 ship builders saw Solidarity (Solidarnosc), led by shipyard electrician Lech Walêsa, recognised as the first non-communist trade union in the then Soviet Eastern Bloc. The move was one of the first successful steps that led to the eventual collapse of communism, across Eastern Europe. In Poland on 4th June, 1989 the first free elections to Parliament were held in the whole communist world which marked the begining of the end of communist rule in Eastern Europe. Later that year in November the Berlin Wall came down.....
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SCORPIONS are a heavy metal/hard rock band from Hannover, Germany, probably best known for their 1980s rock anthem "Rock You Like a Hurricane" and their singles "No One Like You", "Send Me an Angel, "Still Loving You", and "Wind of Change". The band has sold over 100 million albums worldwide, and they were ranked #46 on VH1's Greatest Artists of Hard Rock program. "Rock You Like a Hurricane" is also #18 on VH1's list of the 100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs. After 45 years of performing, the band continues to tour and record music. On January 24, 2010, the band announced that they will be retiring after touring in support of their forthcoming album "Sting in the Tail".