Jimmy was, and from all reports still is, a really nice guy. When I met him he was living in Japan where he would perform several nights a week in Narita and sometimes in Tokyo. He was amazing onstage and despite his advanced years he was a ball of energy onstage and incredibly charismatic. If he wasn’t onstage, he loved sitting around chatting with people over a drink and was happy regaling people with stories of his showbiz past. He was a really lovely guy and great company… as long as nobody mentioned the Beatles. Jimmy hated The Beatles. He blamed them for destroying his career. Before America caught Beatlemania, he was making a great living as a teen idol. He was a rock and roller who bought in the crowds and sold records. His tours were a big deal and he was on the verge of even bigger success. But when the Beatles hit and the invasion followed, he became a forgotten guy who could barely get a gig. Nobody wanted his version of rock and roll anymore. They wanted loveable English boys, not Americans with leather jackets and pompadours. When the Beatles arrived in America, they were snotty nosed teens who everyone thought was a novelty and wouldn’t have any impact on established artists. Decades later, Paul McCartney was worth millions and Jimmy Angel was reduced to watching American Baseball at an English teacher’s house because he couldn’t afford his own Japanese Cable TV.
A good percentage of mainstream Hindu deities as such are worshipped in Kerala. There are indeed conceptual differences in style of worship as well as its associated myths. Kerala was originally part of the erstwhile Dravidian culture that was common around South. So many Dravidian concepts were strictly followed and worshiped as such. It must be noted, Vedic Hinduism or Brahminical version of Hinduism came much later. It was mostly after the 5th-8th century AD period, Brahminical Hinduism became mainstream. And one way it became popular, through acceptance and absorption of existing culture and faith into its Vedic traditions. So many deities and gods which were originally worshipped outside the Vedic Hinduism became part of it to such a degree, that its inseparable from Hinduism in Kerala. This includes even Buddhism and Jainism which was popular untill the rise of Brahminical faith And due to it, such deities are seen only in Kerala or its nearby places, not much outside.
I don’t think so. I read all kinds of comics, and I often find it interesting to go back and look at ones I read as a kid and discover things I missed the first time. Archie has been around long enough to have gone through a number of changes as times went by. Looking at the older 40s and 50s strips gives some interesting history on trends back then. It’s also fun to read the 70s comics and then look at more recent strips, as the characters talk about their parents’ generation, and all the old-fashioned styles and music used to be what the Archie kids had a generation earlier. Like the tv show, where Archie’s parents were played by teen idols of 80s and 90s. There are a lot of big digests collecting many of the stories throughout Archie’s history, and you can borrow a lot of them online through libraries. You know how there are some Western pop artists who still manage to retain a large fanbase and achieve chart-topping success, even in their 30s? Well, that’s not exactly the case if you’re a K-idol. As you know, idols usually debut when they’re either in their teens or early twenties. They also sign with their companies for 7 years if they do debut. If a group happens to be successful enough, this commercial peak will occur when the maknae has only just turned 20, or has barely turned 18 in some cases. Naturally, a lot can happen in 7 years. An idol might get tired of the idol life, they might want to work behind the scenes, they might think about running away to the country and raise a family as soon as their contract expires. Hence the 7th year can be a difficult time for the fanbase, as they’re too busy worrying about whether their favourite groups will either resign with their company or call it a day. What about the idols that do want to carry on and renew their contract? This could go either way.For male idols, military service may give them the break from the spotlight they’ve desired since a certain comeback. At the same time, it can also grind their career to a halt because there’s not enough new content being pumped out for the fans. This leads to some of them jumping ship as they check out another BG and really get into them. So when the entire group does regroup after some time in the army, the musical climate has already changed. That said, most BGs do stay together. Whether they’re still successful to some degree is another story. Super Junior is an exception. Shinhwa’s still doing their own thing. Even then, this is because their respective fanbases grew up with them as well and both groups rarely attract younger fans, who are more focused on idols around their age. Big Bang’s future is currently uncertain, what with Seungri’s involvement in the Burning Sun scandal. Furthermore, when a top BG starts enlisting, it’s a sign that it’s time to pass the torch to the next generation. Big Bang passed the torch to BTS, from 2nd gen to 3rd gen. Who knows which group BTS will pass the torch to? Female idols aren’t so lucky. GGs are more likely to fall victim to the 7-year curse, since they have no military service to fall back on in their late 20s. 2NE1? Disbanded by their company after 7 years. f(x)? While they disbanded last year, they do count since they had their last CB in 2016 and for the next few years, no group activities whatsoever. That said, most GGs do go on for a few more years. Take the Wonder Girls, for example. They regrouped in 2015 with Reboot and went their separate ways in 2017, ten years after their debut. Likewise, SNSD is on hiatus (they lowkey broke up) but they also outlasted the 7-year curse. In both cases, this may be attributed to each group being signed to a big 3 company, but the point still stands.