Jordan's We Didn't Start the Fire Project

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This is Jordan's history project for Mrs. Barnett's history class at Fayetteville High School in Alabama


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By: Jordan Mckemie We Didn't Start The Fire

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Doris Day was one of the most prolific actresses in the 1950s and 1960s being able to sing, dance, and play comedy and dramatic roles. She was known as a vivacious blonde with a wholesome image. She was in the song because she was a symbol of the new era of women in the entertainment and social society. Doris Day

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The Studebaker was popular car because it was the very first gasoline powered car. People joked about the style of it because it looked as if it was going backwards. The Studebaker was in Billy Joel’s song because it was showing how the automobile industry was becoming very popular. Studebaker

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The 1950s was an exciting time for television. It exploded on the scene at the beginning of the decade. Shows like Howdy Doody, I Love Lucy, and the Ed Sullivan Show made television boom through the decade and make it popular enough to be in the Billy Joel song. Television

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An American actress, singer, model, Hollywood icon, and sex symbol. She is known for her comedic acting roles and screen presence. She was included in the song because she quickly became known as the most popular actress in the 50s and 60s. Marilyn Monroe

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He was a popular pianist and entertainer in the 50s. Known for wearing sequined tuxedos, his wavy hair and sweet smile. Women adored him. He was in the song because he made a contribution to the rise of television by having his own show on TV. Liberace

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An American film actor. His enduring fame and popularity rests on only three films, his entire starring output. His death at a young age helped guarantee a legendary status.. He was in the song because his status as a cultural icon is embodied in the title of his most celebrated film, Rebel Without a Cause. James Dean

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Peter Pan became widely known in the 50s by the animated film Peter Pan by Walt Disney. He was used in various stage musicals, live-action feature films, and novels.

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An American singer, musician, and actor. Considered by many a cultural icon, and often referred to as The King of Rock and Roll. He was an attractive young man whose good looks, suggestive dancing, and powerful voice gained him the love of people across America. He was in the song because by 1955 he had recorded 5 songs for Sun Records and gained popularity in the south, mainly to rebellious teenagers. Elvis Presley

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Walt Disney’s idea of a place where parents and children could have fun together. American theme park in California that opened the summer of 1955. It was in the song because within ten years after it opened it became one of the most popular places in the United States Disney Land

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Brigitte Bardot was a French Actress , formal fashion model, and singer. Born in Paris in 1934, she began her career with dancing and then began entering fashion shows. She was in Joel’s song because she was known as the 1950s and 1960s sex kitten. Brigitte Bardot

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Psycho was a 1960 suspense/horror film about a psychotic killer directed by Alfred Hitchcock. It received mixed reviews but outstanding box-office returns prompting a re-review which led to four Academy Award Nominations . It was in the song because it was acclaimed as one of the most effective horror films. psycho

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In 1965, just five years after the FDA approval, more than 6.5 million American women were taking the pill. It was in the song because it was the most popular form of birth control in the U.S. Birth Control

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It was an event held in the town of Bethel, NY from August 15 to August 18. It exemplified the counterculture of the 60s and the hippie era. Thirty-two of the best-known musicians appeared during the weekend. It was in the song because it was a representation of the rebellious teenagers of this time. Woodstock

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Punk rock developed between 1974 and 1976 in the US, the UK and Australia. Punk rock bands created a fast, hard music with short songs. It expressed rebellion by distinctive clothing styles and a do it yourself attitude. It was in the song because punk was spreading around the world and it was a youth revolution and uprising. Punk Rock

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Heavy Metal is traditionally characterized by loud distorted guitars, emphatic rhythms, dense bass and drum sound and vigorous vocals. The most shocking suicide conspiracy in heavy metal was Kurt Cobain. He left rehab and got high on heroine. They found him in the floor with a shot gun laying beside him. It was in the song because of the Conspiracy of the suicide. The conspiracy was Was too high to even pick up a gun. Heavy Metal Suicide

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