What could be more influence a young man, than living in a city where punk music has also roots. Not only punk.
Bonn influenced Joe Strummer ( the clash ) in his early days, while he was living till about 1975 in Bonn. As a child. Because his parents had to do work in diplomatic Bonn. Later on when punk music was running the charts. There have been places in the city where used shoes could be found at public wastebin. The legend about this is that Joe Strummer went sometimes back to Bonn. When he liked to buy himself new shoes. And because of this he left his old at a wastebin. Changed it and walked on with the new pair of shoes.