Debbie Harry says don’t call me as she looks to retire next year


From The Daily Mail:

With her peroxide hair and trademark miniskirts, Debbie Harry will always be the ultimate pin-up for a certain generation of men. But at the age of 68, she is ready to quit legendary pop group Blondie.

After nearly 40 years since they formed, the band are planning a swansong world tour next year before Harry hangs up her microphone for good.

Drummer Clem Burke says that discussions about splitting up have been going on for the past year, with Harry, a former Playboy Bunny, concerned about her age.

‘Debbie is 11 years older than the rest of us, so it’s on her mind,’ Burke, 57, said at an exhibition of paintings by the late singer Ian Dury at London’s Royal College of Art.

‘We’ve tried to keep it going for as long as possible, but it’s not just up to me. Nothing is finalised yet, but obviously there’s no Blondie without Debbie Harry.’