HISTORY IN MUSIC- ‘WE DIDN’T START THE FIRE”- BILLY JOEL

 

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History in Music- “We Didn’t Start The Fire”- Billy Joel. This is one of the most famous songs I could pick as far as History in Music. It was a #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 in late 1989.  Bill Joel wrote the song. It lists 119 events that happened from Truman’s election in 1948- until the present day [1989} pretty impressive for a song that was under 5 minutes. It’s hard to believe 30 years have passed since this single came out. I know Joel is retired as far as making new music goes but why don’t you do a follow up Billy n the past 30 years-they sure have been eventful ones.

I had a student years ago do a power point working in all the events and historical personalities Joel mentions in the song- she did a very good job. I think I have it around somewhere on a jump drive. Meanwhile below is a link to a story that lists everything in order-in Joel’s song.

https://www.school-for-champions.com/history/start_fire_facts.htm#.XNsCkaQpA2w

 

 

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