Happy New Year everyone!
My first act of 2017 was to scatter the accursed ashes of 2016 into the winds of time via the medium of a parody song.
Basically, my dad was amusing himself over Christmas by trying to rewrite Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start The Fire” to incorporate the ever-expanding list of celebrity deaths in 2016.
Now I am no singer/songwriter, but as the death toll rose, I couldn’t help getting drawn into the gravitational pull of this ludicrous creative endeavour, until I ended up rewriting most of the song myself.
I have put FAR too much hard work into this…
Fun fact: there is one person who appears in this list who also appears in the original song. Clue: it’s not Paul Daniels.