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David Bowie once flashed his “notorious” penis at Debbie Harry to thank her for scoring him some cocaine


Debbie Harry once revealed that the great David Bowie was flashed his “notorious” penis at her after she helped score some cocaine for him and Iggy Pop.

The Blondie lead singer, who was reflecting on her life to date at a time when she was writing her memoir ‘FACE IT’, explained that “David’s size was notorious” before adding that it was “so funny, adorable and sexy”.

Detailing the story further, Harry explained: “One time David and Iggy [Pop] were looking for some blow. Their connection in New York had suddenly died and they were out,” she writes in the book. “A friend had given me a gram, but I had barely touched it. I didn’t care for coke too much — it made me jittery and wired and it affected my throat. So I went upstairs with my vast quantity of cocaine and they just sucked it right up in one swoop.”

Attempting to compose herself slightly after the line, Harry was greeted by Bowie’s slightly unusual gesture of thanks: “After they did the blow, David pulled out his cock — as if I were the official cock checker or something. Since I was in an all-male band, maybe they figured I really was the cock-check lady,” she added.

“David’s size was notorious, and he loved to pull it out with both men and women. It was so funny, adorable and sexy.”

In the book, Harry explains that she believed Bowie whipped it out as a gesture of thanks, a move she actually took as a compliment: “It was very funny… I didn’t touch it. But I did think, well – very nice. I don’t know, it’s too bad you can’t ask him,” she said.

“I guess I was sort of flattered, you know? He’s one of the great men that I admire in the music world, clearly a genius.”

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