Amazing things about August 20:
» The TV news in Wales was read by a woman for the first time in 1963. A woman? Whatever next?!?
» "Celebrity" lesbians Anne Heche and Ellen DeGeneres were reported to have split in 2000.
» The Beatles completed their last recording session together in 1969. They put the finishing touches to I Want You (She's So Heavy).
» It was revealed in 1998 that a crazed fan of The Seekers had sent them 45 doormats as part of a bizarre stalking campaign.
» Victoria Beckam and her pals the Truesteppers were beaten to the No.1 spot when Spiller's Groovejet beat Out Of Your Mind in 2000.
» Sylvester McCoy, a man who was once deemed a suitable candidate to be Doctor Who, is 60 today. Born Percy Smith, he is good at playing the xylophone and the spoons and putting ferrets down his trousers – but not so good, according to those in the know, at playing Doctor Who. Also celebrating today is Bullseye host Jim Bowen. You still can't beat a bit of bully. Probably.
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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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