(Note: I was stationed in Berlin in the early '80's - during the time of David Bowie's emergence as a global pop star. My friends and I were fans, especially liking Heroes, and we knew some of Bowie's history in Berlin. So from time to time we might find something that combined something about Bowie and something about Berlin - the day we spent walking along the Wall in Neukolln, for example. These posts are marked with the label "Bowie Quest" and you can find them by clicking on the label below.)
There was a disco on Nurnberger Strasse that some friends and I used to go to from time to time, called The Sugar Shack (my Berlin years were 1981 to 1986). In fact, that is the first place I ever heard Madonna’s “Holiday.”
From the looks of things, a lot of redevelopment has happened there on that street – the modern Ellington Hotel takes up a lot of the block. I suppose I’ll never know if I was really there at the Dschungel, that time and place, but I’ll go ahead and assume I was.