Coffee Break: German-American Day

Kraftwerk perform in October 2016
Kraftwerk perform at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in October 2016 (ANDER GILLENEA/AFP/Getty Images)

October 6 is German-American Day, which celebrates German-American heritage and commemorates the founding of Germantown in 1683.

Germantown is an area in Northwest Philadelphia that has much historical significance as it was the birthplace of the American antislavery movement, the site of a Revolutionary War battle, the temporary residence of George Washington and the location of the first bank of the United States. It was founded by German, Quaker, and Mennonite families in 1683 as an independent borough, then absorbed into Philadelphia in 1854.

So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that are in German, from Germany, or from bands or artists that have a connection to Germany?

And thanks to Jeremy for the topic idea!

Respond with your song ideas in the comments below.

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Songs played

Nena - 99 Luftballons
The Beatles - Sie Leibt Dich
Kraftwerk - Pocket Calculator
Neu! - Isi
Can - Spoon
David Bowie - Sound and Vision


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