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Music star Bruce Springsteen criticized financiers and bankers for being greedy at a concert in Berlin, Wednesday.
While on stage at the Olympic Stadium, Springsteen discussed with the audience current economic difficulties which have left many people all over the world out of work.
"In America, a lot of people have lost their jobs," said Springsteen, 62, before adding in German:
"But also in Europe and in Berlin, times are tough. This song is for all those who are struggling."
Springsteen then sang "Jack of All Trades," a song which has the lyrics, "The banker man grows fat, working man grows thin."
“My experience growing up was that my mother was the primary breadwinner, she worked very hard every day,” he said in February. “My father struggled to find work and I saw that was deeply painful and created a crisis of masculinity.”
The singer’s current tour began May 13 in Spain, which is also struggling with its economy. The tour will run for 2-1/2 months with 33 stops in 15 countries before finishing July 31 in Helsinki.
"Once in a while you play a place, a show that ends up staying inside of you, living with you for the rest of your life," he told the crowd on Wednesday after being handed a poster from a fan thanking him for his 1988 concert, which took place 16 months before the Berlin Wall was torn down. "East Berlin in 1988 was certainly one of them."