By CHARLOTTE DEAN FOR MAILONLINE – 3rd July 2023
She recently wowed crowds during her Glastonbury performance.
And Debbie Harry has definitely still got it at 78, as she celebrated her birthday with a cake following her gig at Dog Day Afternoon at Crystal Palace Park in London.
The Blondie star flashed a beaming smile as she posed beside her record player-shaped cake, which also featured an iced version of her iconic Parallel Lines album.
Debbie was sporting a pair of stylish sunglasses with her brown turtle neck top and black blazer, layered with a waistcoat and jacket at the event on Sunday.
The drinks were clearly flowing on her big day, judging by the glass of white wine which was positioned next to her in the photo.
It has been a busy few weeks for Debbie, who as well as performing at Dog Day and Glastonbury, also stormed the stage at Lytham Festival last week.
Debbie looked every inch the edgy rock star as the took to the Pyramid Stage to perform with her band during day five of Glastonbury Festival.
The singer was watched on by the likes of fashion designer Stella McCartney, 51, and actress Kate Hudson, 44, at the site in England’s Somerset.
She wore a black sequinned mini dress and a matching jacket with a black T-shirt underneath.
The American hitmaker wore black over-knee leather boots and futuristic mirrored dark visor sunglasses as she stormed the stage with the band.
Blondie launched their set with hit song One Way Or Another and opened the performance with static buzzing across the back screen, however some in the audience and viewing at home claimed they were unable to hear.
Debbie then said the band had to get the ‘phone songs out of the way’ at the beginning of their set, seemingly suggested they wanted the crowd to stop filming and just enjoy the rest of the show.
Addressing the crowd, she said: ‘Good afternoon, good evening, good day, good night.
‘Hello, thank you, it’s very nice to be here, I hope you’re all having a lovely time.
‘We had to get those phone songs out of the way because none of it is relevant today, we all have our phones in our pockets.’
The US rockers continued to rattle through hits Will Anything Happen and Atomic, which ended with the guitarist playing his instrument behind his head.
Debbie came to the edge of the stage to whip up the crowd further as they performed Rapture, which featured intense guitar riffs.
They later changed to a more joyful sound as they moved on to The Tide Is High. Harry got the audience to sing back the tune at one stage, describing it as ‘so pretty” and adding: ‘I love it.’
She reflected on Blondie’s relationship with Glastonbury as they returned to the festival after playing in 1999 and 2014.
She told the crowd: ‘We’ve got a long track record with you guys so thank you very much for that.’
However, many festival goers and viewers at home said they struggled to hear as the band performed.
‘Blondie doesn’t sound the best, can’t hear her!,’ wrote one person on Twitter.
Another shared from the audience: ‘Sound is awful here for Blondie, backing music way too loud and can’t hear any vocals.’
While another television viewer posted: ‘I’m going deaf of my telly isn’t working. I can hardly hear them.’
‘Blondie we can’t hear you hun,’ tweeted someone else.