FACE IT: A Memoir


FACE IT: A Memoir

DEBBIE HARRY    Book Number: 88777    Product format: Hardback

Debbie Harry's gorgeous features were the face of punk rock for two decades as the group Blondie repeatedly hit the charts. This must-read memoir features artwork and photos by Debbie's fans, capturing those perfect features in every mood. Quintessentially a New Yorker, Debbie Harry worked for a time as a Bunny Girl, taking every opportunity to hear the stars perform on the club scene. She loved the "physicality and sensuality" of Janis Joplin, "how her whole body was in the song". Debbie's first group was Wind in the Willows, then she joined the female vocal ensemble The Stilettoes which became Blondie with the advent of Chris Stein, her long-time partner. At that time Debbie was coping with a violent stalker. In February 1977 the group hit the road and stayed on the road in a punishing schedule. Unusually, they had a theatrical director who trained them in Method acting, a big plus when it came to putting yourself across when playing gigs. Phil Spector, who was working with Leonard Cohen at the time, made an appearance when they were playing with the Ramones, and after the show he greeted them with a Colt .45 in one hand and a bottle in the other. Another idol, Andy Warhol, died on the day Debbie and Chris split up after 13 years of deep intimacy. They continued to see each other every day, and meanwhile Debbie's solo career went from strength to strength. For Debbie, cigarettes are a vice, and she smoked pot in the sixties "but I'm such a lightweight I had to give it up". 356pp, lavishly illustrated in colour and black and white. A heavy, good quality book.
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ISBN 9780008229429
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