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Behind the Counterculture #26: Billy Gibbons

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

Billy Gibbons, ZZ Top guitarist toured all of the shops and spent a fortune. He bought some books on British cars and a couple of WW2 books. He looked quite feeble with his long beard and bony hands. He had a silver topped cane. Though thinking about it now, maybe I imagined the cane.

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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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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