IN 1974 Debbie Harry and guitarist Chris Stein, her lover, left their previous band The Stilettoes and formed Blondie – the name inspired by the truck drivers who would catcall, “Hey, Blondie!” at platinum-haired Debbie as she walked by.
The band became regulars at legendary New York club CBGB’s and started to make a name for themselves. Here, in exclusive extracts from her new book, Harry recalls Blondie’s meteroric rise to the top – and the sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll along the way . . .