Blondie‘s iconic front woman, Debbie Harry, has a new autobiography, Face It due out this fall. The memoir follows the 73-year-old pop icon’s life from suburban teen to new wave sensation and into superstar status. Her relationship with bandmate and ex, Chris Stein and nights spent on the road with The Ramones, and Iggy Pop among others along with the story of the band’s first split in ’82.
Harry told Rolling Stone, shortly after she finished writing the tome,
“It’s such a long period of time, and there’s so much to tell, that I couldn’t really isolate a lot of little stories and events. It’s an overview of the way we got through and maintained and continued and carried on through all that time from my sort of warped little perspective.”
From Heart of Glass to Rapture to In the Flesh, Blondie’s long success is one of constant musical reinvention. In addition to selling more than 50 million albums worldwide, Harry has also acted in dozens of films and been pals everyone from Jean-Michel Basquiat to Andy Warhol to Bowie.
“I didn’t want to, but I did. And I’m prepared for the best and the worst comments.”
HarperCollins will release Face It October 1, 2019.
(Photo, Chris Stein/The Morrison Hotel, Andy Warhol; via British Vogue)