The band Blondie shot to fame in the mid-late 1970s. Fronted by singer Debbie Harry, the rock band began churning out hit after hit including “Heart of Glass,” “Call Me,” “Rapture,” and “The Tide Is High.”
But before Harry and guitarist Chris Stein founded the group, they were a couple of musicians trying to make their mark on the world.
In a brand-new memoir titled Face It, out October 1, Harry writes vividly about her rockstar life including events before she was famous that really shaped her.
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In the book, Harry revealed that when she and Stein were a living in New York together in the very early days of Blondie, the home they shared was broken into. She writes that the robber, “poked round searching for anything worth anything.”
He “piled up the guitars and Chris’ camera” while the two musicians were tied up.
The robber “then untied my hands and told me to take off my pants,” she writes.
She detailed the rape at knifepoint, saying that afterwards, the robber told her, “Go clean yourself.”
According to The Sun, Harry shrugged off the attack saying, “The stolen guitars hurt me more.”
You can purchase Face It here.