Amazing things about October 9:
» John Lennon met Yoko Ono for the first time at the Indica Gallery in London's glamorous West End in 1966.
» Thomas The Tank Engine appeared on ITV for the first time, with Ringo Starr as the narrator.
» Phantom of the Opera premiered in London's glamorous West End in 1986.
» It was on this day in 1982 that Dexy's Midnight Runners made the legendary Top of the Pops appearance at which they performed their song Jackie Wilson Said in front of a large backdrop of darts player Jockey Wilson.
» Sarah Vandenbergh, who played horse-riding, STD-catching, Brad-shagging Lauren Carpenter in Neighbours, is 31 today. And Nicky out of Westlife is 25 today. He remains the fittest member of the group, although Mark would also get it if he was asking. Which he isn't. Sigh.
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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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