Fifty years ago, the Beatles embarked on their only ever German tour. They played six shows in three German cities. The tour unleashed Beatlemania.
Beatlemania broke out as soon as the "Fab Four" arrived in Germany in June 1966 and launched their tour around the country, drawing countless screaming fans.
Before The Beatles set out on their blitz tour of Germany in June 1966, "Beatlemania" hadn't yet infected Germany. They swooped in for six short shows - and the hype surrounding the English musicians proved contagious.
Ötzi the iceman hits the big screen, a mother flees and a family takes an unsettling vacation in the German contributions at the Locarno Film Festival. For DW's Julia Hitz, the German entries weren't daring enough.
Nearly two-thirds of German youths aged 13 and under read books several times a week, according to a new study. Magazines are still very popular among the age group. Only one-third turns to YouTube for entertainment.
Perhaps best known for his infectious hit "Rhinestone Cowboy" and role as a gunslinger in the John Wayne movie, "True Grit," singer Glen Campbell heavily influenced the music world before his death at the age of 81.
By some calculations, hip-hop is celebrating 44 years as a musical genre and a movement this weekend. German rap is not quite so old, but there have been three rhyme-rich decades so far.
Millions of kissing and laughing smileys are sent out in text messages every day. As they now become superstars in "The Emoji Movie," here's a look back at how the hype surrounding the visual language developed.
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