O U T S I D E L E F T   stay i n d e p e n d e n t

Behind the Counterculture #26: Billy Gibbons

get the weekly Outsideleft newsletter
by Lake, Editor, London for outsideleft.com
originally published: September, 2005
Anecdotes from Behind the Retail Frontline
by Lake, Editor, London for outsideleft.com
originally published: September, 2005
Anecdotes from Behind the Retail Frontline

Billy Gibbons, ZZ Top guitarist toured all of the shops and spent a fortune. He bought some books on British cars and a couple of WW2 books. He looked quite feeble with his long beard and bony hands. He had a silver topped cane. Though thinking about it now, maybe I imagined the cane.

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 John Cleese ⇨

see more stories from outsideleft's Music archive »»

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.

more stories you really could read...


thumb through the ancient archives:

search for something you might like...


sign up for the outsideleft weekly. a selection of new and archived stories every week. Or less.

View previous campaigns.

The Greatest
The top 49 most read stories of all time on outsideleft. Oh boy that's alot of reading
Execution by Machine Gun: Peter Brotzmann and Han Bennink
Peter Brotzmann and Han Bennink, are two of the mercenaries that liberated jazz from its captors on the landmark 1968 album Machine Gun, reunite in a current tour.
Death Fugues, The Black Forest and the Wellspring of Suffering: Dan Kaufman and Paul Celan
Dan Kaufman and his band Barbez give the tragic poetry of Paul Celan an epic reading on Force of Light.
ART ROCK LONDON
Robert Mapplethorpe's seldom screened film work, and Thank You For The Music at Spruth Magers Lee
Suggested Summer Reading: Lethem's Latest?
J. Charreaux suggests that if you have to read anything this summer, it might as well be , You Don't Love Me Yet, by certified genius, Jonathan Lethem.
Come on Feel the Oidz
Some of our favorite things...