By Dorothea Holloway | September 22, 2015
In Berlin fand am 19.September 2015 das 9. Dean-Reed-Treffen statt. Fans und das Dean-Reed-Website-Team hatten das Treffen organisiert. Journalist Peter Bossel erzählte von seiner Freundschaft mit Dean Reed, dem Musiker, Friedenskämpfer, Schauspieler, Regisseur.
Wir kannten Dean Reed. Ron Holloway hat in KINO – German Film No: 90 (2007) über den zu früh Verstorbenen geschrieben:
The Ballad of Dean Reed
Our paths crossed for the first time at the 1975 Moscow film festival. Dean was promoting a DEFA »western titled Blutsbrüder (Blood Brothers) ( GDR, 1975). The story of a cavalryman (Dean Reed) siding with the Plains Indians after a bloody massacre by American troops, the reference is to the infamous Sand Creek Massacre of the Cheyennes that had taken place in eastern Colorado in November of 1864. When I asked Dean why he had left Rome, where he had acted in a dozen Italo-Western, to work in East Berlin, he only hinted that Blood Brothers wasn’t much different than what he had been doing before. Since he was already an immensely popular rockstar in the Soviet Union and throughout Socialist Europe, why keep milking a faltering movie career when thousands will turn out for a concert by »Comrade Rockstar«? Our paths crossed again in the spring of 1978 in Iraq – at the Baghdad Festival of Palestinian Films. At the opening night gala, Dean Reed was singing revolutionary ballads. […] We met for a third time in October of 1985 in his hometown – at the Denver film festival. […] Our last meeting was in West Berlin – in late May of 1986, just a few weeks before his mysterious death.
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