Amazing things about June 11:
» In 1939, King George V became the first British King to taste a hot dog when he was served one at a party thrown by President Roosevelt.
» Marc Bolan placed an advert in Melody Maker to recruit T-Rex in 1967. It read: "Freaky lead guitarist, bass guitarist and drummer wanted for marc Bolan's new group. Also, any other astral flyers with cars, amplification and that which never grows in window boxes..."
» Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys put his hand through a window in 1971.
» Joshua Jackson, Pacey out of Dawson's Creek, is 25 today. And Vince Earl – whose Brookside character, Ron Dixon, has suffered a heart attack in every episode since 1996, is 59. Gene Wilder, who freaked out a whole generation of children as Willy Wonka, is 68.
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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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