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Scorpions: 50 Years and Counting

On the eve of their new album, Germany's biggest musical export look back on a half century of hard partying, press snobbery and 'sexy' album covers.

It happened purely by chance – the moment that Rudolf Schenker realised his band would reach a significant milestone in 2015. Scorpions’ founding member and rhythm guitarist was at his home in Germany early last year when he found in his guitar room a box of documents from the 1960s.


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