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DEBORAH HARRY CDs available from booksmusicfilmstv.com - in association with Amazon.com

Born in Miami in 1945, Deborah Harry was one of the new breed of ballsy female singers in the 1970s, alongside the likes of Chrissie Hynde, Siouxsie Sioux and Pauline Black.

A former Bunny girl and befriended by Andy Warhol, the then Debbie Harry made her name as the lead singer of Blondie during the punk explosion. At the time, any new band or singer tended to be pigeonholed as punk or later as new wave.

But, thought "Rip Her to Shreds" was in keeping with the anger of punk, Blondie were very much a pop/rock group. Debbie was more than a pretty face, and was an accomplished songwriter along with partner and guitarist, Chris Stein.

Debbie Harry's versatility as a singer was also evident on songs that varied from the soaring electronic pop of "Atomic" to the rap influenced "Rapture. While "Dreaming", "Hanging on the Telephone", "Union City Blue" and "Picture This" became pop classics. Blondie's 1978 album, "Parallel Lines", was also one of the greatest albums by any American group since the advent of rock and roll.

After pretty much sacrificing both her music and film career to look after a seriously ill Chris Stein, Debbie and Blondie roared back in 1999 with the hit "Maria". Still as stylish as ever, and now Deborah Harry,  she is the greatest example of a rock chick ageing gracefully.

- Paul Rance/booksmusicfilmstv.com.

 

Amazon.com Deborah Harry CDs

Deborah Harry - KooKoo

Deborah Harry - Rockbird/Debravation

Deborah Harry - Def Dumb & Blonde

Deborah Harry - Necessary Evil

 

Deborah Harry Studio Albums

KooKoo (Chrysalis, 1981)
Rockbird (Chrysalis/Geffen, 1986)
Def, Dumb & Blonde (Chrysalis/Sire, 1989)
Debravation (Chrysalis/Sire/Reprise, 1993)
Necessary Evil (Eleven Seven, 2007)

 

 

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