" We didn't start the fire"

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Keturah

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How many of us old folks remember this song by Billie Joel ?
I guess I didn't really pay attention to the words then, more to the beat.
Here's the lyrics, read them & see if you can identify history from around the world, conspiracies, political issues ect.

1.Harry Truman, Doris Day

Red China, Johnnie Ray South Pacific

Walter Winchell, Joe DiMaggio

Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon

Studebaker, Television

North Korea, South Korea

Marilyn Monroe

Rosenbergs, H-Bomb

Sugar Ray, Panmunjom

Brando, The King And I,

And The Catcher In The Rye

Eisenhower, Vaccine

England's got a new queen

Marciano, Liberace

Santayana goodbye

Chorus]

We didn't start the fire

Since the world's been turning

We didn't start the fire

No, we didn't light it

It was always burning But we tried to fight it

2.Joseph Stalin, Malenkov

Nasser and Prokofiev

Rockefeller, Campanella

Communist Bloc

Roy Cohn, Juan Peron

Toscanini, Dacron

Dien Bien Phu Falls, "Rock Around the Clock"

Einstein, James Dean

Brooklyn's got a winning team

Davy Crockett, Peter Pan

Elvis Presley, Disneyland

Bardot, Budapest, Alabama,

Khrushchev

Princess Grace, Peyton Place

Trouble in the Suez

Chorus]

We didn't start the fire

It was always burning

Since the world's been turning

We didn't start the fire

No, we didn't light it

But we tried to fight it
Little Rock, Pasternak

3.Mickey Mantle, Kerouac

Sputnik, Zhou En-lai

Bridge On The River Kwai

Lebanon, Charles de Gaulle

California baseball

Starkweather Homicide

Children of Thalidomide

Buddy Holly, Ben-Hur

Space Monkey, Mafia

Hula Hoops, Castro

Edsel is a no-go

U-2, Syngman Rhee

Payola and Kennedy

Chubby Checker, Psycho

Belgians in the Congo
Chorus]

We didn't start the fire

It was always burning

Since the world's been turning

We didn't start the fire

No, we didn't light it

But we tried to fight it

*Just for remembering*
 
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Lots of bells of memory ringing in this old head. I remember as an 8th grader [1956-1957] being told about Elvis Presley for the first time by another student. Before that the only music I knew much about was whatever we sang at school or by listening to my mother's collection of vinyl 78 RPM records.
 
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Cassandra

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My favorite line was from this verse of the song (which I didn't see)


Hemingway, Eichmann, Stranger In A Strange Land,
Dylan, Berlin, Bay of Pigs invasion.
Lawrence Of Arabia, British Beatlemania,
Ole Miss, John Glenn, Liston beats Patterson.
Pope Paul, Malcom X,
British politician sex,
JFK, blown away, what else do I have to say?
 
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Keturah

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My favorite line was from this verse of the song (which I didn't see)


Hemingway, Eichmann, Stranger In A Strange Land,
Dylan, Berlin, Bay of Pigs invasion.
Lawrence Of Arabia, British Beatlemania,
Ole Miss, John Glenn, Liston beats Patterson.
Pope Paul, Malcom X,
British politician sex,
JFK, blown away, what else do I have to say?
Correct I left off one listing,..
.....Oooops
Thank you.