Amazing things about June 19:
» Donna Summer became the first pop act to be signed by David Geffen to his new record label in 1980.
» It was reported in 2000 that Emma Bunton was to play the lead role in a new movie based on the adventures of a gang of girls on a Club 18-30 holiday in Ibiza. Sadly, the story was utter rubbish.
» It's just four years since S Club 7 hit the No.1 spot for the first time, with Bring It All Back. 'Don't stop, never give up', they said. Lying bastards!
» Paul Shane, the man who brought mirth to the nation as the comedy fat bloke in Hi De Hi, You Rang, M'Lord, and Oh, Doctor Beeching!, is 63 today. Scotland's one-time king of daytime TV, Paul Coia, is 48. And Paula Abdul is 40.
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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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