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Unexpected Encounters With Rock Stars

Chris Charlesworth, Rock's Backpages, April 2009

THIS doesn't happen often, though I've actually bumped into Paul Weller once or twice unexpectedly (in Holland Park and also in the Surrey village of Shere near where I now live), and I'm not talking about concerts, front or back stage, where it's more likely to happen. But I can't resist recalling my funniest one… when Steven Tyler surprised me (and a girl he knew) in New York back in the summer of 1975.

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