Spotify has taken Facebook’s Timeline to its logical extreme and put up more than 1,000 years of music history.
Originally, Facebook’s Timeline could only go back to 1800 A.D., but some institutions like Harvard University complained that they were older than that, so Facebook moved the deadline back to 1000 A.D.
So Spotify went whole hog and put the entire history of music all the way back to 1000 on its Timeline. It’s got thousands of entries, from the birth of English composer John Dunstable back in 1390 all the way up through the Rolling Stones’ fateful Altamont gig in 1969, the formation of the Dead Kennedys in 1978, and the untimely death of Whitney Houston just last month.
It’s a treasure trove for music fans. Go nuts.
Here’s a sample from 20 years ago: