Glastonbury 2014: Blondie bans photographers from taking close-ups of Debbie Harry's ‘gnarly face’



Don’t expect to see any close-up shots of Debbie Harry from her Glastonbury set today.

The charismatic Blondie frontwoman, 68, banned photographers from the pits on the Other Stage, because ‘no-one wants to see pictures of her gnarly face’, one snapper said.

Harry’s iconic features have been a talking point for the musician over recent years.

In 2009, she admitted to having undergone cosmetic surgery for "business reasons".


"Yeah, I had a facelift years ago. Why not? It gives you all the things you need to be part of the action. I don’t feel like hiding myself away,” the Daily Mail quotes her as saying.

“Everybody knows that I’ve had plastic surgery. I did it for business reasons. You photograph better, and looks are a key part of being an entertainer, so I felt it was something I had to do. All sorts of horrific things happen in life - why make it worse by worrying about getting older? Do some charity work, or learn a new skill instead.”


5 Interesting Facts You Might Not Know About Blondie

Debbie Harry celebrates her 69th birthday on July 1, 2014. In her honour, we take a look at some interesting facts that you might not know about her band, Blondie.



1. Blondie was originally called ‘The Angel and the Snake’.

Long before 'Blondie ' was thought about, Chris Stein began playing the guitar in a band called The Stilettos and became involved with one of the band’s singers, Debbie Harry . Eventually the two left the band to start ‘Angel and the Snake’, dubbed ‘Blondie’ in 1975 after Harry’s nickname.

2. It was planned for Blondie to write and record the theme for 1981 James Bond film, For Your Eyes Only.



Blondie’s 1981 album 'The Hunter' includes the track ‘For Your Eyes Only’, which was originally recorded for the James Bond film. However, the producers rejected it and went for a song by Sheena Easton.



3. Debbie Harry worked as a Playboy Bunny before starting Blondie.



Debbie Harry worked as a Playboy Bunny for nine months after a brief stint as a waitress.

4. Originally, Blondie's song 'Call Me' was meant to be sung by Stevie Nicks.

'Call Me' was originally written for Fleetwood Mac 's Stevie Nicks but it ended up being recorded by Blondie. It became a number one hit for the band.



5. Debbie Harry originally started singing in her church choir.

The super-cool Debbie Harry started singing in choir and was even a cheerleader in high school.



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reading this and that dolly parton post makes me sad tbh