Amazing things about August 11:
» The Jackson Five were unveiled for the first time in 1969, by Diana Ross. Motown issued a press release knocking two years off the age of each band member, which also included the fanciful claim that the group had been discovered by Diana Ross herself.
» The world's first degree course in bagpiping was launched in 2000 – in Canada, of all places.
» John Travolta and Olivia Newton John laid waste to all before them in 1975 when they ascended to the top of the charts with You're The One That I Want.
» It's the anniversary of Enid Blyton's birth, in 1897, today. Still-alive people with birthdays include wrestling bod Hulk Hogan, who is 50, and Rocco Ritchie, spawn of Madge and Guy, who is three. Aaaaw!
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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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