Debbie Harry

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Kirsty Young's castaway is the singer Debbie Harry.

Her group Blondie started out in seedy New York bars and went on to achieve international success - selling tens of millions of albums along the way. She was ultra cool - a striking beauty with platinum hair and a sneer. Now aged 65, her trademark look continues to serve her well, she says: "As far as ageing goes it's rough - I try my best - I'm healthy and I exercise like a fiend. I'm glad that I've had all the radical experiences in my life - it suits me."

Record: Mahler's Symphony No.5 in C sharp Minor -4th movement
Book: War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
Luxury: Paints and papers

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

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45 minutes

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Fri 27 May 2011 09:00

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Role Contributor
PresenterKirsty Young
Interviewed GuestDebbie Harry

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