Debbie Harry is known as the famed singer of new wave band Blondie, a regular feature on both the UK and US charts in the 1970s and 1980s. The Heart of Glass singer will appear on the Graham Norton show tonight, where she is promoting her biography Face It. Accompanying her is a slew of other celebrities, including Terminator stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton, and Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain.
How old is Debbie Harry now?
Debbie Harry was born on July 1, 1945, in Miami, Florida, and adopted at three-months-old by Richard and Catherine Harry.
Before she started her landmark singing career, she spent time as a BBC Radio secretary in New York, and even a Playboy Bunny.
When she formed Blondie with Chris Stein, she was 29-years-old. Now, at 74-years-old, she is still the band’s lead singer.
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In her book Face It, Debbie talks about her life from beginning to present, opening up on the finer details of her career and personal experiences.
Speaking to the Guardian earlier this month, the pop star said, like many people, she had some moments in which she felt she was a “fool”.
The singer added it was sometimes difficult for her to look back over her mistakes as she wrote the book.
She said: “I tend to move on, get interested in something and see what’s about.”
“I guess there were moments when I thought: ‘God, you were such a fool.’
“You look back, and you think about all the mistakes you made: ‘Why did I ever do that?’
“But, all in all, I guess I’ve been very lucky.”
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Debbie added she felt a persistent fear of abandonment throughout her life, which Face It aptly helped her deal with.
As an adult, Debbie said the image of her parents abandoning her wasn’t difficult to face, but the book acted as her “purge”.
She said: “I think we all have a little area of clutter that’s nagging sometimes and it’s often hard to get rid of.
“Maybe this is my purge.
“I think I’ve solved a lot of those problems that were hanging on and I’m glad it’s sort of done.”
Blondie officially broke up in 1982 and remained so for another 15 years until 1997.
In 1997, the band regrouped after Chris Stein and Debbie Harry reached out to them, with live performances and new albums following for the group.
The band was also inducted into the Hollywood Rock Walk of Fame on Sunset Boulevard in 2006.
Their most recent album was Pollinator, which they released in 2017 to critical and commercial acclaim.
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