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Behind the Counterculture #1: Johnny Depp

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

Johnny Depp bought a book on Terry Gilliam. He had two minders with him. He paid cash and he had to struggle to get the huge wad of notes out of the front pocket of his 501s.and you know how much space there is in the front pocket of a pair of 501s...

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
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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