Debbie Harry says she struggles to think of herself as an icon and that she still can't believe how successful her career has been.
Debbie Harry: I'm not an icon
Blondie singer still amazed by her success – but finds term 'silly'
The Blondie frontwoman is the subject of a new photo exhibition at London's Somerset House called Negative: Me, Blondie and The Advent of Punk.
Looking at the images from throughout her career, she says she is uncomfortable with the tag 'icon.' Harry, 69, tells Hello Magazine: "Someone like Judi Dench is a great icon. Icon is such a strange word and when they started using it about me, I thought it was kind of silly.
"It's interesting, I suppose, that I ended up having such a different life than I ever thought. I'm happy that it worked. I didn't really have an artistic upbringing, or background in music or anything.
"I just wanted to get into my own world. I had no way of knowing whether it would turn into a career. I was like a kid who was in some kind of weird candy store. It was great."