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Sunday, January 2, 2011

We Didn't Start the Fire - Billy Joel

Maybe been around before, but it flashes back memories........... Enjoy

We Didn't Start The Fire
(Read the explanation of this video then open the site below. It really is well done.)
This song and its title was the answer to one question of Final Jeopardy -- only one person got it right. Question was (paraphrased): "What 1980's song do history teachers praise for its educational value?"
I never could understand all the references on Billy Joel's song - fortunately, with this VIDEO, given the pictures, now I can "see" what my "ears" couldn't.
Apparently, it's Joel's homage to the 40-years of historical headlines since his birth (1949). Wish I could have appreciated the depths of this song when it was released. Twenty years later, I'm in awe of what Joel was able to put into music and lyrics lasting only a few minutes.
Whether you are a Billy Joel fan or not, you probably remember his great song, 'We Didn't Start the Fire.' Here it is, set to pictures..very, very cool.
It's a neat flashback through the past half century.
Turn up the 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.

Top left gives you full right lets you pause. Bottom left shows the year. 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 age.

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