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What was a falling band?

What was a falling band?

“Falling band. Wide collar turned down over shoulders; usually of linen or other fine fabric, often lace-trimmed. Worn by men during 17th century after accession of Charles I in 1625. Also called Vandyke and, in France, Louis XIII collar.” (72-73)

Who made the London Bridge fall down?

The Countdown Kids
The Countdown Singers
London Bridge Is Falling Down/Artists

Why is a collar called a collar?

The Oxford English Dictionary traces collar in its modern meaning to c. 1300, when collars served as neck-protecting armour.

What is the meaning of London Bridge is falling down?

“London Bridge is Falling Down” (also known as “My Fair Lady” or “London Bridge”) is a traditional English nursery rhyme and singing game, which is found in different versions all over the world. It deals with the depredations of London Bridge and attempts, realistic or fanciful, to repair it.

What is the meaning of the band Train?

For the musical group Train, see Train (band). Look up trainband in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Trainbands were companies of militia in England or the Americas, first organized in the 16th century and dissolved in the 18th. The term was used after this time to describe the London militia.

What’s the meaning of the song London Calling?

Mick Jones created these sounds on one of his guitar pickups. The SOS distress signal has often been used metaphorically in songs (like the 1975 Abba song ), but in “London Calling” it’s more literal, implying that the disaster has struck and we are calling for help.

Why did clash make London Calling double album?

London Calling was a double album, but it wasn’t supposed to be. The band were angry that CBS had priced their previous EP, The Cost of Living at £1.49, and so in the interests of their fans they insisted that London Calling be a double LP.