DEBBIE HARRY OF BLONDIE posed
This photo of Debbie Harry of Blondie was made in January 1978 while she was in Amsterdam, Holland (the Netherlands) for a concert at the Paradiso. Journalists and photographers invited by the record company were hoping to get to meet Debbie at the American Hotel across the street where she was supposed to do press. After waiting a long time we were told that she was sick.
As I was leaving the hotel I noticed a blond girl at the reception desk asking for directions to a pharmacy, and I offered her a ride in my car, hoping that it was Debbie Harry.
I wasn't completely sure if it was her.
She asked if she could bring a friend along as well.
I had Debbie Harry and Chris Stein in the back seat of my car!
I didn't tell them that I was a photographer, because she was sick, but it paid off in the end.
That night I photographed them live in the Paradiso.
The next year I went backstage when they were playing in L.A. and Debbie said, "Look Chris, it's our taxi driver from Amsterdam!" She allowed me backstage to take some photos.
Photo: Barry Schultz