Something I got from John Dean, thought everyone would like it. J
This has been around before, but worth watching again.
--- 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." Not many people could understand all the references on Billy Joel's song - fortunately, with this VIDEO, given the picture(s), now we can "see" what our "ears" couldn't hear.
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 rather than just the catchy tune. 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 an over-view 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, Wikipedia,and Google.
Top left gives you full screen - top 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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