Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Debbie Harry and Chris Stein on '20/20'

Fascinating watching this clip of Blondie's Debbie Harry and Chris Stein on "20/20" shortly after the release of "Eat to the Beat," some 40 years ago. (Ouch!) At times Deb's one-word answers had me squirming in my seat, not unlike her recent book tour appearance. (You'd have thought Pierre Salinger's creepy Playmate "aspirations" question would be the one to throw her off back in 1980.) But then she'd turn around and be warm, funny and engaging a second later, reminding us what a unique person she is. Kind of sad to think just two years later the band -- and the couple's lives -- would be in tatters, when most Americans had just fallen in love. 

1 comment:

Blobby said...

Well, it wasn't as painful as I thought it would be. But c'mon, PIerre Salinger as the interviewer? Was less out of touch Sam Donaldson not available?