If you let your thoughts drift back to the year 1990, you cannot ignore their anthem: „Wind of Change“. A song for freedom, for weeks and months that changed every personal life and society. The Scorpions have been on stage for over 50 years, over 50 years full of hits. „Wind of Change“ seems to be the best known, but the hit „Rock You Like a Hurricane“ or the ballad „Still Loving You“ still get hundreds of people humming and singing along to this day, all over the world. For the band, popularity is not just the culmination of an exciting career, but also an obligation. Namely the one to get involved for and with society. For more moral courage, against diseases like cancer, for music therapy, in the service of UNICEF. In the Bonn Opera House, the Scorpions received the European Culture Award 2021 in recognition of their life’s work spanning more than five decades. Laudator Heinz Rudolf Kunze attested to the band having „earned their popularity with indomitable will, perseverance and diligence“. In a newly created arrangement, lead singer Klaus Meine performed together with the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn and gave the audience goosebumps.