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On This Day, July 21, 1991: Roger Waters hosts star-studded concert at the Berlin Wall

Eight months after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters hosted a star-studded concert version of the band’s classic album The Wall at the site of its former location.


The concert featured a host of A-list musicians, including Bryan AdamsJoni MitchellVan MorrisonScorpionsSinead O’ConnorCyndi Lauper and more. It did not include Waters’ former Pink Floyd bandmates David Gilmour, Nick Mason or Rick Wright, prompting controversy over whether they were ever asked to join.

A month after the concert, Waters released the live album and video, The Wall — Live in Berlin.

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