It was 1986. August 31st. That’s the day I first saw her.
I was stationed in Germany and a few of us made a pilgrimage to Monsters of Rock, Mannheim, West Germany. It was an impressive lineup: Ozzy, Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, MSG, Scorpions, and Warlock.
We were stage left and very near the front as I recall. The opening band Warlock started playing Earthshaker Rock but I was frozen. The lead singer was a pinup hot blonde in black leather and she was rocking. Seriously, I stood there dumbfounded and even a little smitten. Her name was Doro Pesch.
It was the first and last time I saw her but 32 years later I am still rocking out to Doro. Her new album Forever Warriors, Forever United just came out and it is great.
Doro around 1986:
Doro UK TV Interview 1986
DORO – All For Metal (OFFICIAL VIDEO)
My favorite Warlock song. Don’t know why, just is:
These next 2 stay in my workout playlist: