We got this spooky story from Debbie when we interviewed her in London…
Phil Spector, the man who was not only behind The Wall of Sound but, seemingly, also behind the gun that shot a woman in the head (and who is on trial for murder as we speak), was always interested in Debbie Harry. She thought it was professional, until he got his gun out…
‘He pulled a gun,’ she said while we were asking if she ever considered working with Spector, as he was famously sniffing around the band before going off to work with The Ramones. ‘That notorious thing he does. He stuck it in my boot. And he went “Bang!” I was like, “Erm, thank you…!”‘
Did you think it was funny, or deranged?
‘I thought, “Get me out of here! I want to go home!” It’s his schtick, you know but why a person would be walking around carrying a 45. automatic in their home… and now he’s finally gone and done it.’
When you heard about it [the woman’s death], did you think that it was something that was bound to happen?
‘I don’t know if I was that judgemental about it, but I sort of felt really awful about it really. I guess I did feel that it was inevitable really.’
Did we mention that’s an exclusive?