Tip Line: 414-777-5808 | newsdesk@cbs58.com

Musical group "Berlin" tells CBS 58 News it's in talks for soundtrack to "Top Gun" sequel

Terri Nunn and David Diamond of "Berlin" dropped some major news live on the CBS 58 News at 4.

The group is in discussions to be part of soundtrack for the "Top Gun" movie sequel.

"They're are talks going on. Yes." Nunn told anchor Mike Strehlow. "I would love to see it."

"Take My Breath Away" from the Tom Cruise film has in some quarters reached iconic status.

Nunn recalled how when they first came on the scene folks weren't quite sure what to make of their sound.

"They were what's a syntheziser?" Nunn recalled.

The group played to a packed crowd gathered in front of the US Cellular Sound Stage on day 2 of the 11 day long festival along Milwuakee's lakefront.

The synth pop group is based in Los Angeles.

It was founded by bassist John Crawford, along with singeri Nunn, and keyboard player Diamond.

They made a splash with the provocative single "Sex (I'm A...)" from the gold-selling debut EP Pleasure Victim in 1982.

The group was filled out by guitarist Rick Olsen, keyboard player Matt Reid, and drummer Rob Brill.

Berlin's first full-length LP was the gold Love Life in 1984. In 1985, the group was pared down to a trio of Crawford, Nunn, and Brill. Berlin topped the charts in 1986 with the single "Take My Breath Away," the love theme from the Tom Cruise movie Top Gun.

Nunn left for a solo career in 1987, and Crawford and Brill teamed up in the Big F. In 1999, the band reunited to record some new studio material and also performed a concert, which, along with the new songs, was released as 2000's Berlin Live: Sacred and Profane.

This was followed a year later by a flurry of recording sessions that included co-writing tracks with Billy Corgan, among others. The end result, Voyeur, was their first full-length studio release in over 15 years.

Summerfest is celebrating 50 years and CBS 58 will be providing love coverage each day. 


Share this article: