Januar 2023: Podcast On Tour with The Red Elvis, aka Dean Reed the US Cold War music star
is a guitarist who first met Dean Reed briefly while renting accommodation from the director
of a documentary of Dean Reed called "American Rebel".
Neil later served on the US Cultural Delegation to the Moscow World Youth Festival in 1985 and unlike most
of the participants, he was assigned by the Soviets. We talk about how he came to attend and his experiences
at this event. It was at this event he began his friendship with Dean Reed.
Neil then traveled extensively with Dean Reed both in the US and in the Eastern Bloc from 1985-1986 and
was one of the last people to see him before his death.
Dezember 2022: Podcast RED ELVIS, 6 Folgen
Jeden Mittwoch erschien eine neue Folge des RED ELVIS Podcasts von und mit
"Dean Reed's Hollywood career was brief, but he became an international superstar during the
height of the Cold War, living in Latin America and communist Europe. After going public
about wanting to return home to the United States, Dean's life came to a mysterious end.
Decades later, his daughter Ramona is determined to find out what really happened to him."
Blühende Landschaften #56 Der rote Elvis
Thomas und Hennes sprechen über das Phänomen Dean Reed, jenem amerikanischen
Sänger, der sich freiwillig entschlossen hat in der DDR zu leben und dort als "roter Elvis"
gefeiert wurde. Warum er das tat, wofür er gebrannt hat, warum er letztendlich gescheitert
ist und warum Tom Hanks ein grosser Fan von ihm ist... alles in der neuen Folge
Robert – The anti Cold War activist
describes himself as an anti-Cold War activist.
His political views started to form while serving in the US Air Force during the
Vietnam War period where he saw first hand the toll on the US military and the
racism prevalent in the American South.
An interview with a Soviet journalist which was broadcast on PBS radio (the US equivalent
of the BBC) was the catalyst for an almost one-man campaign to reduce tensions between the two superpowers.
At this point, Robert was working as a US Mailman where he financed numerous visits
to the Soviet Union to foster a better understanding between the two systems and became
friends with many Soviet personalities including Dean Reed and legendary Soviet journalist Vladimir Posner...
Seit 14. Dezember 2019: Podcast Cold War Conversations:
"Dean Reed Eastern Bloc Music Star Episode 2"
continues the story of her father who was Dean Reed an American actor, singer
and songwriter, director, and Socialist who became a huge star in Latin America and the Eastern Bloc.
So back to today's episode – Ramona gives her candid view on her father's untimely death,
as well as Dean Reed's friendship with fellow star and Reagan supporter Phil Everly.
Seit 7. Dezember 2019: Podcast Cold War Conversations:
"Dean Reed Eastern Bloc Music Star Episode 1"
father was Dean Reed an American actor, singer and songwriter, director,
and Socialist who became a huge star in Latin America and the Eastern Bloc.
Ramona was born in 1968 and gives insight into his life via private correspondence,
but also what it was like to be the daughter of such a huge Eastern Bloc star.
Seit 13. November 2019: Documentary Podcast "Rock Around the Bloc" on Dean Reed
Alle 2 Wochen erscheint ein neuer Podcast über bemerkenswerte Geschichten
aus Colorado. Seit 13. November kann man die Episode "Rock Around the Bloc" über Dean Reed anhören.
Unter anderen wurden
Victor Grossman und
Will Roberts interviewt.
History Colorado has launched its new documentary podcast, Lost Highways:
Dispatches from the Shadows of the Rocky Mountains. Writer Noel Black and
Producer Tyler Hill set out to discover their home state of Colorado
through stories they can't believe they've never heard before. Every other week,
Lost Highways will provide fresh context for dialogues and debates that have
shaped our world.
Mid-November: "...and the 'Red Elvis,' a man who might have been John Denver
before he defected to cold-war East Germany."
A US Soldier defects to East Germany – Part 2
We continue the story of
the US Army soldier who defected to East Germany
in the 1960s. He tells us of his life in the GDR, his close friendship with Dean Reed
"The Red Elvis", of shortages, his views on Egon Krenz and his first trip back to the US in the 1990s...
Doberschütz und der amerikanische Freund - Musik vs Geheimdienst
WDR 3 Hörspiel, 53 Min.
Krimi. Frank Doberschütz, ehemaliger Kriminalpolizist und nach seinem Rauswurf illegaler Privatdetektiv
in den letzten DDR-Jahren in Ostberlin, bekommt von einer unbekannten Frau den Auftrag, die Hintergründe
zum Tod eines US-Bürgers zu erforschen: Dean Cyril Reed. // Von Tom Peuckert / Regie: Thomas Leutzbach / WDR 2016
Dean Reed: The Man Who Rocked the Iron Curtain
In the '70s and '80s, Dean Reed's albums went gold in the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe and parts of Latin America.
He made movies and TV specials and played to packed audiences of adoring fans.
In 1986, as glasnost created cracks in the Berlin Wall, Reed drowned in East Berlin,
a death that was variously ascribed to the East German secret police, the KGB and the CIA.
Reggie Nadelson is a writer and filmmaker who became obsessed with the life of this
Colorado cowboy and traveled to Berlin and Moscow to find out more about him...