By Britt Bickel

This Friday night, K-EARTH 101 presents a free concert with hit 80s rock group Berlin featuring singer Terri Nunn at Morongo Casino, and joining us in studio this morning is none other than Terri herself!

Terri stopped by The K-EARTH 101 Morning Show to revisit the group’s many hits, talk about their new album Animal and what fans can expect at their special Christmas Show this Friday night.

On the moment she first heard the group’s smash hit “Take My Breath Away,” Terri explains that it was superstar producer Giorgio Moroder who approached Berlin with the song.

“We were working with [Giorgio] on ‘No More Words’ because that was the only song we could afford – one song, he was so huge as a producer – which of course became a hit because he was a hitmaker,” she explained.

The group ended up recording the song, which was used in the love scene in the Tom Cruise blockbuster Top Gun, sending it to number one on the charts and scoring the Oscar for Best Original Song in 1986.

Of course this hit and many more by Berlin will all be part of the group’s special free Christmas show this Friday night at Morongo Casino. So what makes this show different from the average Berlin concert? Terris says it’s all about the holiday magic.

“I love Christmas. To me it’s not about not about religion, it’s about magic, because magic happens and Christmas is when we get to notice that,” she said. “We do Christmas songs…we do a very kinky version of ‘Santa Baby’…then we have the new album that just came out ‘Animal’ so we’ll be doing songs from that.”

Now a mother of three, Terri has come a long way from her wild rock star lifestyle, but that doesn’t mean she still doesn’t rock! For the group’s brand new album Animal (out now), Terri’s voice is still as powerful as it ever was and brings that same edginess to original songs that are destined to become hits. And to her, there’s still nothing like the thrill of hearing her songs play on the radio.

“I just know that every time I hear myself on the radio to this day it’s so exciting,” she said. “It’s the dream of my life.”

If you’d like to see the Berlin Christmas show this Friday, Dec. 13th at Morongo Casino callĀ (323) 930-5292 or click here to RSVP (must be 21 or older to attend).

Part one: Terri talks about her Christmas show this Friday night at Morongo Casino, Berlin’s new album and more.

Part two: Terri talks about her days touring with Berlin, and shares samples of her new songs from her album Animal.


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