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Behind the Counterculture #10: Angela Rippon

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by Lake, Editor, London for outsideleft.com
originally published: March, 2005
Anecdotes from Behind the Retail Frontline

Angela Rippon, BBC newsreader and dancing sidekick of Morecambe and Wise enquired about selling some books. A week later I read in the Evening Standard that she had been mugged in a street just around the corner and had had her Rolex stolen.

Behind the counterculture is a recurring series of celebrity encounters or near encounters in or close to a West London used book and record store.

Behind the counterculture episodes compiled by Lake

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the first journalism Lake ever had published was a history of Johnny Thunders for Record Collector magazine, since then he has written for publications including the Guardian, Dazed and Confused, the Idler and more recently, outsideleft.com as you have just seen.

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