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Another TERRIBLE omission from this forum. This is THE Rock'n'Roll chick!

Deborah Ann Harry (born July 1, 1945, in Miami, Florida,, ) is a singer-songwriter and actress most famous for being the lead singer for the punk rock/new wave band Blondie. She has also had some success as a solo artist, recording five solo albums in addition to the eight albums she has recorded with Blondie. In the mid 1990s she also performed and recorded as part of the Jazz Passengers. Harry has also engaged in an acting career with over 30 film roles and several television appearances to her credit.

She began her musical career with a folk rock group, the Wind in the Willows. Harry then joined a girl-group trio, The Stilettos, in the early 1970s. The Stilettos' backup band included her eventual boyfriend and Blondie guitarist, Chris Stein. Harry and Stein formed the band Blondie in the mid-1970s, naming it for the wolf whistle men often yelled at Harry from passing cars. Blondie quickly became regulars at Max's Kansas City and CBGB's in New York City. After a debut album in 1976, commercial success followed in the late 1970s and early 1980s, first in Australia and Europe, then in the United States.



Blondie is an American rock band that first gained fame in the late 1970s, and who have so far sold over 40 million records. The band was a pioneer in the early American punk rock and New Wave scenes. Its first two albums contained strong elements of these genres, and although successful in Australia and the United Kingdom, Blondie was regarded as an underground band in the United States until the release of Parallel Lines in 1978. Over the next three years, the band achieved several hit singles and was noted for its eclectic mix of musical styles incorporating elements of disco, pop and reggae, while retaining a basic style as a New Wave band.

Lead singer Deborah Harry achieved a level of celebrity that eclipsed other band members, leading to tension within the group. Following a poorly received album, and with core member Chris Stein diagnosed with a potentially fatal disease, the group disbanded in 1982. As members pursued other projects, Blondie's reputation grew over the following decade and the group reformed in 1997, achieving renewed success and a number one single in the United Kingdom with "Maria" in 1999. The group toured and performed throughout the world over the following years, and was inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the RockWalk of Fame in 2006. Blondie has sold 55 million records worldwide since their explosion onto the music scene in the 1970s.


Honestly - this woman is RAUNCH. When I was a kid I remember seeing grown men with posters of her on the walls and (more disturbingly and peculiarly for a young boy) on their ceilings!

She is the epitome of the sweat-soaked, fuck-you, sneering, sex-drugs-rock'n'roll female lead singer...

She wasn't the girl you'd marry. She wouldn't even be a girlfriend. Maybe not even a casual fling... And she certainly wouldn't be the sort of girl you'd take home to meet your parents (your Mum would HATE her - but I'll wager your Dad might secretly like her a little bit...)!!!

But she WAS the girl they ALL wanted to take to bed...

Just watch any 'Blondie' video - and you'll see the magnetism.

A singer, actress, and Playboy bunny - Debbie Harry was the IT girl of the late 70's/early 80's New Wave scene. She could just throw on some over-sized men's shirt, crawl straight outta bed, shimmy up on stage still addled by whatever from the night before and...


... Well, you would, wouldn't you?

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Thanks for starting the thread, Baron. She really needed to get one. She was so stylish and it was a shame - the band splitted much too soon.

Kinda liked her comeback song "Maria", but then every radio station started to play it and it got on my nerves :laugh:

Didn't she had a solo album released last year?

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