around 16,951,203 stories served since 2004  
get the weekly Outsideleft newsletter

BEHIND THE COUNTERCULTURE #19: FRED WARD.

by Lake, Editor, London
originally published: June, 2005

Anecdotes from Behind the Retail Frontline


Anecdotes from Behind the Retail Frontline

BEHIND THE COUNTERCULTURE #19: FRED WARD

story by Lake
Editor, London
originally published: June, 2005

Outside the door, I could hear this guy getting excited.
"I know you. I know you. You're that guy.You know.In that film. That film...
This young guy was pointing at the older man who was wearing  a linen suit and smiling. He did look familiar. But I couldn't name him.
"Yes. You were in that film. I can't remember now.Tell me. Tell me. You're...
"Fred Ward." said Fred Ward surprisingly politely.
"Oh," said the young guy, "You're not who I thought you were."

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

Previously on Behind the Counterculture Ivor Cutler ⇨

Lake
Editor, London

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.

Sign up for outsideleft's weekly newsletter

get a selection of new stories and archive items in your mailbox, every week. Or less.

 

View previous campaigns.

Behind the Counterculture #33: Ian Brown
Stone Roses front man Ian Brown comes up dry at the R&T
Picture This #1: Bryan Ferry
Ahhh, another series of fleeting encounters (now with photos!!!) with the famous and infamous. Number One, Jason Lewis bumps into Bryan Ferry
This Bird Can Change After All
Not Just For Drunk College Girls Anymore.
A Stay of Execution for Gil Scott-Heron
What Gil Scott-Heron was, and still is, is a poet. A blues singer. A snake charmer with a cobra fed on a diet of a desperation, insight and hope.
The Return of the Poet
New York poet Debra Ifill restores some much needed grace to outsideleft.
Some of our favorite things...