Despite still being considered among the Top Five rock n' roll sex symbols of all time — Blondie's Debbie Harry admits it's tough finding a good single man. Last year, Harry, who's now 74, published her critically acclaimed memoir, titled Face It. The book, which was co-written by journalist Sylvie Simmons, documents Harry's early life and meteoric rise to fame fronting Blondie.
In a new chat with ES magazine, Harry revealed that she might need to dip into the pool of married men to find a new partner, explaining how things are different for her age-bracket: “There are less men around. They’re all married with children. There’s more extra-marital relationships and maybe that is the right way. I’m looking for something really chemical.”
Harry, who battled a heroin problem in the 1970's and '80s, shed light on how addiction affected her: “Drugs are a funny thing. The thing that drove me away from taking them was having to acquire them and what a drag that was. It was kind of a full-time occupation and a waste of time. It became unpleasant. Luckily for me I was able to handle the withdrawal.”
She went on to say, “I wasn't taking drugs when I was working, so when I was working I wasn't taking drugs.”
During a recent chat with, Virgin Radio Classic, Debbie Harry spoke about how her clubbing days — and the prospect of meeting new people in that environment — is a thing of the past: “It's a different time in your life, you're not looking for that kind of social life — and basically that's what it's about; going out and meeting people. You've probably met a lot of people, already. You've come into a different time in your life, but I think it's all out there.”