Debbie Harry(1945-), Singer and actress; lead singer for Blondie
Deborah ('Debbie') Harry
Sitter in 4 portraits
Blondie were originally a New York based quintet fronted by Miami-born ex-Bunny Girl Deborah Harry whose first major hit Denis (1977) was followed by chart-toppers Heart of Glass, Sunday Girl, Atomic, Call Me and Tide is High. The multi-million selling album Parallel Lines (1978) continued their success. Autoamerican (1980) pioneered the rock/rap crossover with Rapture. The group disbanded in 1982 and Harry pursued other projects, releasing four solo albums. The group reformed in 1998, achieving renewed success and a number one single, Maria, in the United Kingdom the following year.
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William Eggleston was closely associated with the alternative music scene in Memphis. Revisit our 2016 exhibition and listen to a special playlist.
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