Mind the Gap

Baby Boomer

Baby Boomer

My wife and I recently went to the Billy Joel concert at Banker’s Life.  We are acquaintances (well, we know him; he doesn’t really know us), and we grew up with his music, including an ’89 hit: “We Didn’t Start the Fire.” He wrote it because a friend’s assessment of Joel’s “Baby Boomer” era was “nothing really happened.” So Billy Joel wrote the song recounting the Boomer era which includes those born between 1949 and 1989. The song recounts 119 people and events that mark the period beginning with Harry Truman and ending with the Pepsi/Coke campaign war.