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Behind the Counterculture #22: Robbie Williams

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

Robbie Williams sat in the car outside while his friend came in and bought a lot of comics. Robbie leaned out of the window and shouted to his friend. It only took a few seconds for the car to be surrounded by fans. It would have been difficult for Williams to draw more attention to himself without climbing on the roof and singing Angels.

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 Gilbert and George ⇨

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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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