15 Unbelievable Pop Culture Facts That You Did Not Know About
Pop culture refers to cultural products such as music, art, literature, fashion, dance, film that are consumed by the majority of a society’s population. We have been obsessed with pop culture, our favorite celebs, shows, movies, etc. We think that thanks to our accessibility to the Internet we know everything there is to know about pop culture and celebs but there are a few things that can still surprise us about it.
1The first interracial kiss on TV
Most people look back on the 1960’s ‘Star Trek’ and think of it as a campy, fantasy show that didn’t do much in terms of good TV show writing. But, what people do not know about this show is that even though it went over the top with its performances it did give the world the first interracial kiss on TV. This was between Nichelle Nichols and William Shatner.
2The hickies in ‘Grease’ were real
There is a scene in the iconic movie ‘Grease’ where Rizzo’s character is complaining about the hickies on her neck. Those were not done with makeup but were in fact real hickies given to the actress by late Jeff Conaway who played ‘Kenickie’. According to Stockard Channing who played ‘Rizzo’, Conaway gave her those hickies off-set.
3The first Black actress
Diahann Carroll is one of the most iconic Black actresses of all time as she rose to prominence in some of the earliest major studio films to feature black casts. She was the first African American woman to win a Tony Award and she made a milestone after being cast in 1968’s ‘Julia’ as a Black woman in a non-stereotypical role.
4Jimi Hendrix taught himself
Jimi Hendrix will forever be regarded as one of the greatest guitarists ever but did you know that the legend did not know how to read music? Yes, the musical genius taught himself how to play the guitar and never learned how to read music. This is why most of his iconic work was so raw and filled with emotions.
5Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, and Smokey Robinson lived on the same street
Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, and Smokey Robinson are some of the best-known singers of their generation. But, did you know that they all grew up in the same neighborhood in Detroit? Yes, all three grew up to be icons in the music industry and knew each other since they were children.