Debbie Harry

Born Jul 1, 1945

Deborah Ann "Debbie" Harry is an American singer-songwriter and actress best known for being the lead singer of the punk rock and New Wave band Blondie. She has also had success as a solo artist, and in the mid 1990s, recorded and performed with The Jazz Passengers. Her acting career spans over thirty film roles and numerous television appearances.… Read More

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1945 Birth Born on July 1, 1945.


1963 18 Years Old Harry was born in Miami, Florida, and adopted by Catherine (Peters) and Richard Smith Harry, gift shop proprietors in Hawthorne, New Jersey. She attended Hawthorne High School, where she graduated in 1963.


1965 20 Years Old She graduated from Centenary College in Hackettstown, New Jersey, with an Associate of Arts degree in 1965. … Read More
1968 23 Years Old In the late 1960s, Deborah Harry began her musical career as a backing singer for the folk rock group, The Wind in the Willows, which released one self-titled album in 1968 on Capitol Records. … Read More
1974 29 Years Old In 1974, Harry joined The Stilettoes with Elda Gentile and Amanda Jones. … Read More


1976 - 1979 2 More Events
In 1981, Harry issued a press release to clarify that her name was not "Debbie Blondie" or "Debbie Harry", but Deborah Harry, though Harry later described her character in the band as being named "Blondie", as in this quote from the No Exit tour book: … Read More
1982 37 Years Old After Blondie split up in 1982, Harry's solo output slowed down as she cared for ailing partner Chris Stein.
1983 38 Years Old She released the single "Rush Rush" in 1983 (produced by Giorgio Moroder and taken from the film Scarface), but this was unsuccessful. … Read More


1986 41 Years Old In 1986, Harry released her second solo album called Rockbird, which peaked at No. 97 in the US and No. 31 in the UK (where it has been certified Gold for 100,000 sales by the BPI). … Read More
In 1989 and 2010 interviews, Harry claimed that she had been lured into a car driven by serial killer Ted Bundy while in New York City during the early 1970s, but said that she luckily escaped. … Read More
1991 46 Years Old 1 More Event
In July 1991, she played Wembley Stadium supporting INXS.
1993 48 Years Old 1 More Event
Harry's fourth solo album, Debravation, appeared in July 1993. … Read More
In early 1994, Harry took the Debravation tour to the US. … Read More


1995 50 Years Old 1 More Event
She also sings on a cover of The Beatles' "Strawberry Fields Forever" and on the song "Estrella de Mar" by Argentine band Los Fabulosos Cadillacs from their 1995 album Rey Azúcar. … Read More
1999 - 2001 2 More Events
2002 57 Years Old In May 2002, she accompanied The Jazz Passengers and the BBC Concert Orchestra in a performance of her jazz material at the Barbican Centre in London.
2003 58 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2003, she was featured vocalist on the song "Uncontrollable Love" by DJ duo Blow-Up.


2006 - 2008 2 More Events
2011 66 Years Old In a 2011 interview, Harry said that "After witnessing Elton John and his tireless efforts against HIV/AIDS", she had been inspired to put philanthropy as her top priority. … Read More
2014 69 Years Old In a 2014 interview, Harry confirmed the rumors about having affairs with women.
2015 70 Years Old 1 More Event
In March 2015, Harry started a residency of several weeks at the Café Carlyle in New York.
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