Amazing things about June 7:
» Bill Haley and the Comets went on a recording frenzy on this day in 1954, knocking out See You Later Alligator, Shake, Rattle and Roll and ABC Boogie in just four hours.
» Graceland opened to the public for the first time in 1982.
» The Man v Horse Marathon is taking place today at Llanwrtyd, Wales. The race has been run every year since 1980, but no man has beaten a horse as yet.
» Prince changed his name to The Artist Formerly Known As Prince in 1993. It's also his birthday today (he's 43).
» Hanson hit the No.1 spot with Mmmbop, six years ago today.
» Trashy talk show queen Jenny Jones is 57 today. And Paddy McAloon, who gave us the wonderful thing that is the theme tune to Where The Heart Is, as well as being in Prefab Sprout, is 46.
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According to Marxist theory, cultural forms such as opera, classical music and the literary works of Shakespeare all fall under the heading of high culture. Low culture refers to a wide variety of cultural themes that are characterised by their consumption by the masses.
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