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Behind the Counterculture #32: Marilyn

He brought joy to thousands with the hit ''Calling Your Name" in 1983...

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

Marilyn, one hit wonder and Boy George sycophant, looked in poor shape. He tried to sell me two steam irons. When I told him I didn't want them he became rather upset. His sallow faced "friend" then became aggressive. We had to threaten to call the police. It was a surreal scene. I remembered Marilyn on the original Band Aid video. He wasn't quite so agitated in those days.

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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