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Behind the Counterculture #25: John Cleese

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

John Cleese was ridiculously tall. He had to duck his head to get in the doorway. Or maybe he was doing a funny walk. In any case he didn't buy anything.

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 Bob Geldof ⇨

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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.

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