BP Fallon & Debbie Harry at Electric Picnic, Ireland 2014. Photography by Radek
Happy Happy 70th Birthday Debbie Harry !!!
We’re always touched by your presents, dear…
BP Fallon & Debbie Harry first met in London in 1977, introduced by Blondie’s English bass-player Nigel Harrison with whom BP had worked in 1972/1973 with the magnificent ripped-velvet roses-in-the-gutter punk group Silverhead. Blondie were doing their first-ever UK tour, supporting Television.
Here we present a unique collection of photographs of these two rock’n’roll legends Debbie & BP… and friends including former New York Doll David Johansen, BP Fallon & The Bandits whose lineup includes Nigel Harrison & Clem Burke from Blondie plus Aaron Lee Tasjan, Scott Asheton from The Stooges God bless him, Barry Cadogan from Primal Scream… and also here, The Strypes.. and even Ben E King, God bless him too.
Debbie in Dublin 2011. Photography by BP Fallon
Debbie in her dressing-room at the Joey Ramone Birthday Bash NYC 2001. Photography by BP Fallon
Two Dolls – David Johansen & Debbie perform at the at The 34th Annual John Lennon Tribute, New York City 2014. Photography by BP Fallon
Stand By Me – Ben E King & Debbie at The 34th Annual John Lennon Tribute, New York City 2014. Photography by BP Fallon
BP & Debbie chinwagging outside the Blondie exhibition at The Chelsea Hotel Gallery NYC 2014. Photography by Bob Gruen
Blondie ‘Parallel Lines’ photo-session out-take 1977 – Nigel Harrison (bass guitar) & Frank Infante (guitar) & Chris Stein (guitar) & Debbie Harry (vocals) & Clem Burke (drums) & Jimmy Destri (keyboards). Photography by Edo Bertoglio
No Debbie – BP Fallon & The Bandits’ very first gig, Austin 2010 – Aaron Lee Tasjan (guitar) & Clem Burke (drums) & BP Fallon (vocals) & Nigel Harrison (bass guitar). Photography by Bob Gruen
Blondie – Union City Blue 45 written by Debbie Harry/Nigel Harrison – Nigel Harrison & Chris Stein & Clem Burke & Jimmy Destri & Frank Infante & Debbie Harry, New York 1979
BP Fallon & The Bandits 2013 – Nigel Harrison & Aaron Lee Tasjan & BP Fallon & Barry Cadogan & Scott Asheton RIP & Clem Burke. Photography by Christopher Durst
Debbie & Clem. Photographer unknown
BP & Debbie, Austin 2014. Photography by Linda Carbone
Charlotte Kemp Muhl & BP Fallon at Blondie, Austin 2014. Photography by Glen Brown
Clem & Debbie & The Strypes
BP Fallon & The Strypes with Clem – Ross Farrelly (guitar/backing vocals) & BP Fallon (vocals) & Josh McClorey (guitar/backing vocals) & hidden Evan Walsh (drums) & Pete O’Hanlon (bass guitar) & Clem Burke (cowbell) – Lou Reed Tribute Concert, Austin 2014. Photography by Christopher Durst
One Dodgy Geezer – Electric Picnic in Ireland. Photography by Radek
Debbie Harry In The Flesh. Photography by Chris Stein