Debbie Harry

Debbie Harry

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 22 May 2011

Lead Singer of Blondie

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."

Choices

Gossip

1.

Gossip

Heavy Cross

Composer: Gossip

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Nina Simone

2.

Nina Simone

Strange Fruit

Composer: L. Allen

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Calvin Harris

3.

Calvin Harris

Merrymaking at My Place

Composer: Calvin Harris (Wiles)

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The Velvet Underground

4.

The Velvet Underground

White Light/White Heat

Composer: Lou Reed

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Fever Ray

5.

Fever Ray

When I Grow Up

Composer: Fever Ray

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Nino Rota

6.

Nino Rota

La Passerella from the film 8 1/2

Artist: Riccardo Muti and the original film soundtrack

Others who chose this artist

Peaches

7.

Peaches

Talk to Me

Composer: Gonzales, Peaches

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Gustav Mahler

8.

Castaway's favourite

Gustav Mahler

Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor - 4th movement (Adagietto)

Artist: Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Sir Simon Rattle

Others who chose this artist

Book

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

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Luxury item

Paints and paper

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Occupations

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