Pop Culture

Home Pop Culture

Beano, The

Anxious to repeat the success of their comic, The Dandy, Scottish publishing house DC Thomson introduced The Beano just 35 weeks later. It was practically a replica of...

Beatlemania

By 1963 the newspapers were calling it "Beatlemania" - and there was no doubt that Britain was in love with The Beatles. Screaming fans clogged the...

Beatniks

"Don't fret cat, it's all bells. We got no bread baby, but that's not our bag anyway. So dig the crazy scene and don't...

Beehive Hair

The 1950’s reveled in the outrageous works of art created from hair, and the bubble-like bouffant was teased to even greater height and tamed...

Bellbottoms

Another hangover from the 60s. Pants which were tight at the top and baggy at the bottom. They were based on naval uniform pants which...

Belt Buckles

As fashion merged into one unanimous look in the 70s (denim flares and decal tees), your badge of pride was a huge metal belt...

Benetton

Controversy abounds when Benetton is around. The brainchild of founder Luciano Benetton, the Italian company has shocked, disturbed, and inspired since 1965. The "United Colors...

Bermuda Shorts

Bermuda Shorts were the strangest male fashion fad to come along in the 1950s. Businessmen would actually wear the big, baggy shorts to work during...

Bermuda Triangle

The Bermuda Triangle is an area in the North Atlantic Ocean where, over the years, many ships and planes allegedly disappeared without a trace. Stories...

Berni Inns

Bristol company Hort's, which was run by Frank and Aldo Berni and Paul Rosse, changed the dining-out habits of Britons for two decades. After the...

Betamax

 

Betta Bilda

Betta Bilda was made by Airfix in the 1960s and 70s Plastic bricks with stud and socket connection between rows, very similar to Lego, but...

Biba

Designer Barbara Hulanicki began running a mail-order fashion operation in 1964 with her husband Stephen Fitzsimon. They felt that the price of fashion was too...

Big Glasses

Inside you there's a wacky, zany and crazy character just bursting to get out - but your problem is poor eyesight, and an aversion...

Big Hair

In the extremes of the 80s, the "bigger is better" concept came also to hair. To follow the fashion precept that all things must...

Big Jim

Big Jim was a poor cousin of GI Joe, so kids could still afford him on a newspaper delivery boy's salary. The 9.1/2 inch Jim had a...

Big Trak

Big Trak, the brainchild of an electronically minded Milton Bradley Company (who released Simon and Microvision during the same period), looked like a toy...

Big Wheel

There was nothing more glorious than getting a brand new Big Wheel. And nothing as inglorious as our mothers' mandates that we not ride in...

FEATURED POP CULTURE POSTS

12-Inch Remixes

In the 1980s, if you liked a song you went out and bought the single on 7-inch vinyl. If you loved it you went out and...

16 Magazine

Founded in late 1958 by George Winters, 16 magazine set the standard for all teen magazines. many imitators popped up over the years, and 16 withstood some pretty...

2-XL

The 2-XL was a "robot with a personality" manufactured and released by Mego Corp. in 1978. This small 'talking' robot came complete with an 8-track...

3-D Movies

Stereoscopic films had been around since the 1920s, but the 1950s was unquestionably the golden age of 3-D, with excited teenagers flocking to the...

60s Speak

THE BAWL GAME Baby-sitting. Self explanatory really. BOSS We know who the boss is.... Bruce Springsteen, of course. And as a verb, it means to order someone...