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Behind the Counterculture #37: Bobby Gillespie Primal Scream singer looks left and right and waits until its safe to cross

Behind the Counterculture #37: Bobby Gillespie

Primal Scream singer looks left and right and waits until its safe to cross

by Lake, Editor, London
first published: April, 2006
Anecdotes from Behind the Retail Frontline

Mick Jagger impressionist Bobby Gillespie was carrying a pair of  worn out brown Cuban heel shoes in a clear plastic bag. He looked a little tired and stood waiting on the edge of the kerb. A Japanese girl who was in the shop got her camera out and took a photograph from the doorway. After an age he crossed the road. Maybe he was posing for the photo or maybe he couldn't see if there were any cars coming through his lank fringe.

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 Paul Weller ⇨

Lake
Editor, London

Kirk Lake is a writer, musician and filmmaker. His published books include Mickey The Mimic (2015) and The Last Night of the Leamington Licker (2018). His films include the feature films Piercing Brightness (2014) and The World We Knew (2020) and a number of award winning shorts.


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