(born 24 April 1951, Stockport
) is an English musician
, and best known as the bass
player of the rock band Blondie
In the early 1970s Harrison lived in Princes Risborough
. He was the bassist
for the local band Farm, and later recorded
and toured with Silverhead
(fronted by Michael Des Barres
) from 1972 to 1974. He was recruited from former Doors' keyboardist Ray Manzarek's short lived band "Nite City" by Blondie in 1977 and stayed with the band until their single
" (which he co-wrote
) was released in 1982.
From 1982 to 1984 he was a member of the band Chequered Past, which also included two of his former bandmates: Des Barres, from Silverhead, and Clem Burke
, from Blondie. They released an eponymous album
in 1984. Harrison was also music supervisor/producer for the soundtrack to the 1988 comedy Tapeheads
When Blondie started to talk about re-forming in 1997, Harrison was initially asked to rejoin the group. He recorded demo
tracks with the band for the album No Exit
(1999), but was dropped from the band before the record was finished. He and another excluded former member, Frank Infante
, brought a lawsuit
over the dispute, but were unsuccessful.
He is now the bass player for The Grabs, whose album Sex, Fashion And Money
was released in November 2005.
In March 2006, Blondie, following an introductory speech by Shirley Manson
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