Chris Anderson, Author at Cool History Facts

Chris Anderson

  • The Mellotron’s Fascinating History

    The Mellotron is a tape based analog keyboard that marked the true origin of sampled sound. It has a rich and varied history and it got to evolve countless times since its very first invention. Harry Chamberlin, in 1946, got a fabulous idea as he was playing around with...
  • Twiggy and the Thin Model Revolution of the 1960s

    Lesley Lawson — also known as Twiggy — was born in 1949 in London, England, to a mother who was a factory worker and a father who was a carpenter. Twiggy’s fascination towards the fashion industry started from her mother who taught her to sew since an early age. This allowed...
  • Recounting the Top TV Shows in the 1960s

    In the early 1960s TV shows were featured in black and white, but color started catching on in the md 1960s and by 1967, every TV show was featured in color. Below we’ve compiled a yearly breakdown of TV shows in the ’60s. Remember these classics? TV shows in...
  • 20 Things That Made Kids From the ’80s Cool That Would Not Fly Today

    Were you a 1980s kid? If you weren’t, that’s cool. If you are, Dude, we were cool! We didn’t have a phone till we were in university and not only did we survive, but we enjoyed it! No ipads, no laptops, no electronic address list. A lot of reading,...
  • The Most Popular Toys in the 1960s

    The 1960s was a golden era especially for toys. Children had countless toys to choose from, and parents were willing to spend money on toys compared to other decades. This totaled with big families led to an influx of cash streaming into the toy industry. Anybody invested in the...
  • 15 Celebs You Didn’t Know Served Their Country

    Celebrities aren’t exactly attributable to selfless, heroic actions, but it turns out not all famous people are superficial and egocentric or driven only by selfish ambition. There are many well-known celebrities who have served in the US Military, sacrificing their lives in order to not only serve their country but to...