The bikini has become a summer staple in women’s closets all around the world. Despite being such a popular item today, the bikini started off as a controversial design. With summer in full swing, it’s time to take a look at how the “itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow polka dot bikini” got its name.
Is there any other band in the world that has a music catalogue as extensive and diverse as the Beatles? Discovering that Revolver, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles (the White Album), and Abbey Road all came from the same band not only shows off their versatility as songwriters and musicians, but the longevity of their popularity.
John F. Kennedy was the 35th President of the United States and held office from January 21, 1961, until his death on November 22, 1963. He was president for a total of 1,037 days.
The 1980s are the moments in history when disasters were painted in neon colours. All it took was for one television network to finally give a voice the world’s hippest protest music. Launched in 1981, MTV started to gain its footing at the beginning of the decade. This new channel dedicated to music provided a platform for popular music from areas all of the world, as well as new genres to be heard by the American public.
From the very start of their journey as musicians you could tell the Beatles were different. Standing proudly at the top as one of the very first ever bands to write their own music, their fashion was what truly made them stand out from the rest.
It’s eerie to think about how just over 100 years ago, the world was in the midst of a different global pandemic. The Spanish flu took the lives of 20 to 50 million people, making it one of the worst viral outbreaks in human history. To put it into perspective, the Spanish flu killed around five percent of the planet’s entire population and wiped out more people than WWI. As we’re now faced with our very own contagion in 2020, there’s a lot we can learn by looking at the past.