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We didn't start the fire .........
This song & its
title was the answer to a recent Final Jeopardy -- only one person
got it right -- question was (paraphrased) "What 1980's song do
history teachers praise for its educational value." Never could
understand all the references on Billy Joel's song -- fortunately,
with this VIDEO, given the picture(s), we can now "see" what our
"ears" couldn't. Anyway, checked to see purpose behind the song.
Apparently, it's Joel's homage to the 40-years of historical
headlines since his birth (1949).
Wish we could have appreciated the depths of this song when it was
released. Twenty years later, it's amazing what Joel was able to
put into music and lyrics lasting only a few minutes.
Here it is, set to pictures....
It's a neat flashback through the past half century. Turn up
volume, sit back and enjoy a review of 50 years of history in less
than 3 minutes! Thanks to Billy Joel and some guy from the
University of Chicago with a lot of spare time and Google.
The older you
are, the more pictures you will recognize. Anyone over age 65
should remember over 90% of what they see. But it's great at any
We Didn't Start The Fire
[a 'Flash' interactive movie] .........
......... click on a 'frame' for information on the topic !
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