Face It / Debbie Harry : the Rinkli Funstaz Book of the Year

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Watching TV that day in 1978 when Debbie Harry first appeared on TOTP singing Denis, I was so electrified that my drink abruptly put itself down. I tried immediately to memorise the French bit. How she drenched the tune in her insouciant beauty. And I knew, from that day forward and even though we were never going to meet, that Ms. Harry and I would be firm friends. Easily I can still bring to mind the individual moment I first heard the later tracks French Kissin’ In The USA and I Want That Man. When in a much later 21st century year she appeared one evening on the Chris Evans TV show to give us Maria, well, I slammed my drink hard down again and, as ambient friends can affirm,…
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