The Rise and Fall of Modern Civilization – A Timeline

Negro slaves > Gospel & Blues > The birth of Rock & Roll > Late 60s, the 70s: The Golden Age of Rock & Roll > January 1st, 1980: total, enduring eclipse of the sun/the day the music died > Ronald Reagan, Wal-Mart, Billy Idol, Hip-Hop, AIDS, hair bands, grunge, 9/11, GWB, Afghanistan & Iraq, World Financial Collapse, Rush Limbaugh, Rick Santorum, Occupy Wall Street > ?