March 31, 2017
5 months ago

A history lesson from Billy Joel

Originally Published on: Tableau Public

Simon Sturges came up with this brilliant re-telling of Billy Joel's 'We Didn't Start the Fire' while on a train trip. In his research, he learned that the entire song was a list of historical events in chronological order from the year Billy Joel was born until the release year of the song, a 40-year span.

Navigate to the second tab of the story, then use the scroll bar to view all of the events in chronological order. Click the year to see the Wikipedia entry appear in the lower right. Hover over the circular marks by category to see the lyric details.

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