January 1, 2017

When David Hasselhoff Brought In the New Year–at the Wall

Yes, odd as it may seem, the former heartthrob and TV star David Hasselhoff has dined out for years on his claim that he helped “bring down the Berlin Wall” when he sang a hit song at the barrier for New Year’s Day 1989 less than a year before it, indeed, fell.   Here’s an NPR story about it and clip that captured it.  Of course, my new book The Tunnels: Escapes Under the Berlin Wall and the Historic Films JFK Tried to Kill closes with the fall of the Wall