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September 5, 2017

Rare Photos of The Scorpions in Their First Days in 1965 and 1966

The Scorpions are, by far, the most successful German rock band and one of the most successful international acts of all time and are considered the inventors of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal. The five-member band was formed in 1965 by guitarist Rudolf Schenker and still felt, even after almost 50 years in the music of the great rock scene. Already with their first European tour in 1973 celebrated the Scorpions singer Klaus Meine and his great success and ended up international hits like 'Rock You Like A Hurricane'.

Since 1990, you do not arrive in Germany over the Rock Band: The Hymn of the opening of the Iron Curtain 'Wind Of Change' by the Scorpions finally got all the big breakthrough. The single is still the biggest selling single by a German band or a German artist. With a total of over 100 million records sold, the Scorpions were pioneers and models of bands like Bon Jovi and Metallica.

Rolling Stone described the Scorpions as "the heroes of heavy metal", and MTV called them "Ambassadors of Rock". The band was ranked number 46 on VH1's Greatest Artists of Hard Rock programme, with "Rock You Like a Hurricane" at number 18 on VH1's list of the 100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs. "Still Loving You" ranked 22nd place among the greatest ballads. The Scorpions have received prestigious awards such as three World Music Awards, a star on the Hollywood Rock wall, and a presence in the permanent exhibition of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2015 the group celebrated its 50th anniversary



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