Interesting Flashback: Watch Deborah Harry Introduce Some Kid Named Courtney Love

Back in 1987 when a pre-nose job Courtney Love looked remarkably like Tina Yothers, she worked her way into a series of minor movie and TV roles. Blink and you’d miss her.

Back in ’86, she auditioned for the part of Nancy Spungen in the Alex Cox film, Sid and Nancy.

She didn’t get the part, obviously, but if you think back to the opening sequence of the film that shows Nancy’s body being carried out of the Chelsea Hotel, the crying female punk next to the gurney is Courtney.

A year later, she appeared on a short-lived TV show created by Andy Warhol called–what else?–Fifteen Minutes. Introducing her is Blondie’s Deborah Harry.

The clip runs all of two minutes, but Ms Love has certainly done well to extend her fifteen minutes, hasn’t she?

(Via Dazed Digital)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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