The song and its video, which depicted the fall of the Berlin Wall that separated east and west Germany, became a hit around the world.
"The song became the soundtrack of the most peaceful revolution ever and that's fantastic." The rock ballad helped the 51-year-old band to become one of Germany's most enduring music exports.
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Schenker is the only one left from the founding 1965 line-up.
"It's great to see all these new fans be a part of the show.
On Facebook, 80 per cent of our fans are between 18 and 28 years old - that's fantastic, a new generation who likes to listen to and watch handmade music." In fact, he insists that the band are still at the top of their game when it comes to stage shows. "When you have this great car, you want to drive it as fast as you can.
Schenker says: "When I started the band, nobody thought that I could stay for 51 years. .' I tell them I do music and they said, 'Stop dreaming, learn something real and make a career out of it.'" Far from being a nostalgia act banking on old hits such as Wind Of Change, Rock You Like A Hurricane and Still Loving You, Scorpions have constantly produced new albums through the decades.
Their newest album, Return To Forever, their 18th, was released last year and peaked at No. Schenker, who says he keeps up with modern music and listens to contemporary acts such as American duo Twenty One Pilots, takes pride in the fact that Scorpions have been pulling in new generations of fans throughout the years.