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Behind the Counterculture #2: Jimmy Nail

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by Lake, Editor, London for outsideleft.com
originally published: January, 2005
Anecdotes from the retail frontline
by Lake, Editor, London for outsideleft.com
originally published: January, 2005
Anecdotes from the retail frontline

Jimmy Nail was in with his kids. They looked at some comics. On the counter was a blank Christmas Card that was part of a promotion by the Royal Mail. I had thought my mother was a fan of Jimmy Nail so I asked him to sign it for her. He did it, but looked at me like I was taking the piss. When I posted it to my mother she was somewhat bemused.

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 Johnny Depp ⇨

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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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