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Martin Aston, Auckland Star, 1990

"Just what are the East Germans who flock across the crumbled Berlin Wall spending their money on? While champagne and fresh fruit were once hot items, recorded music is becoming the purchase of choice. Business in West Berlin record shops is up 300 per cent. Wagner and the Ring cycle? Otto Klemperer and Beethoven? No. The top sellers: AC/DC and the Dirty Dancing soundtrack" (Newsweek 1990)

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