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Debbie Harry on Heroin, Rape, Robbery – and why she Still Feels Lucky

Humanosity says…. Icon is often an overused term but in the case of Debbie Harry, it’s perhaps well deserved. Without Debbie Harry, it’s hard to imagine Madonna becoming the celebrity that she became. In this interview in the Guardian, she muses on her life and career…

It wasn’t until she was 31 – relatively old by pop-star standards – that Debbie Harry became famous. This goes some way to explain how she managed to cram in so much before she became the superstar frontwoman of Blondie. To name but a few of her experiences, as a child, she survived being in a coma as a result of pneumonia; as a young woman in New York, she worked for the BBC, hung out with Andy Warhol and other New York faces, escaped an abusive relationship, became a driver for the New York Dolls, started a girl band, formed Blondie and believes she had a lucky escape from the serial killer Ted Bundy. “I’m sure I don’t have all my experiences on tap,” Harry writes in her new autobiography, Face It.

Click here to read the full article at www.theguardian.com

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