Wild Sound Studios sends out Happy Birthday Wishes to Debbie Harry

July 1, 2017

Angela Tremble aka Deborah Ann Harry 

American singer-songwriter and actress

best known as the lead singer of the new wave band Blondie

was born on this day in 1945

 

Blondie is an American rock band

founded by singer Debbie Harry and guitarist Chris Stein

 

Debbie is sometimes considered the first rapper 

to chart at number one in the United States owing to her work on "Rapture"

 

Harry’s acting career

spans over 60 film roles

and numerous television appearances

 

Debbie’s distinctive photogenic features

and two-tone bleached-blonde hair quickly became a punk icon

 

Debbie's look

was further popularized by the band's early presence

in the music video revolution of the era

 

Debbie was a regular at Studio 54

Blondie was featured on the cover of Rolling Stone

in June of 1979

 

Blondie

was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006

and toured and performed throughout the world during the following years

 

Blondie has sold 40 million records worldwide 

The band's tenth studio album Ghosts of Download was released in 2014

their eleventh studio album Pollinator was released on May 5, 2017

 

Current members

  • Debbie Harry – lead vocals (1974–1982, 1997–present)

  • Chris Stein – guitar, bass (1974–1982, 1997–present)

  • Clem Burke – drums, percussion, backing vocals (1974–1982, 1997–present)

  • Leigh Foxx – bass (session and touring musician: 1997–2004; 2004–present)

  • Matt Katz-Bohen – keyboards, piano, organ (2008–present)

  • Tommy Kessler – guitar (2010–present

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Former members

  • Fred Smith – bass (1974-1975)

  • Billy O'Connor – drums (1974-1975; died 2015)

  • Jimmy Destri – keyboards, piano, synthesizer, organ, backing vocals (1974–1982, 1997–2004)

  • Gary Valentine – bass, guitar (1975–1977, 1997)

  • Frank Infante – guitar, bass, backing vocals (1977–1982)

  • Nigel Harrison – bass (1978–1982, 1997)

  • Paul Carbonara – guitar, backing vocals (1997–2010)

  • Kevin Patrick (a.k.a. Kevin Topping) – keyboards, piano, backing vocals (2003–2007)

  • Jimi K Bones – guitar (2003)

Top Ten Blondie Hits

 

‘The Tide Is High’

From: ‘Autoamerican’ (1980)

‘Picture This’

From: ‘Parallel Lines’ (1978)

 

‘Hanging on the Telephone’

From: ‘Parallel Lines’ (1978)


‘In the Flesh’

From: ‘Blondie’ (1976)

 

‘Atomic’

From: ‘Eat to the Beat’ (1979)

 

‘Rapture’

From: ‘Autoamerican’ (1980)

 

‘Dreaming’

From: ‘Eat to the Beat’ (1979)

‘One Way or Another’

From: ‘Parallel Lines’ (1978)

 

 

‘Call Me’

From: ‘American Gigolo’ (1980)

‘Heart of Glass’

From: ‘Parallel Lines’ (1978)

 

 

 

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