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Deborah ('Debbie') Harry

(1945-), Singer and actress; lead singer for Blondie

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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Debbie Harry, by Jill Furmanovsky - NPG x125637

Debbie Harry

by Jill Furmanovsky
digital print, May 1977
NPG x125637

Debbie Harry, by Pennie Smith - NPG x125338

Debbie Harry

by Pennie Smith
bromide fibre print, 1979
NPG x125338

Debbie Harry, by Patrick Lichfield - NPG x126910

Debbie Harry

by Patrick Lichfield
archival inkjet print, November 1980
NPG x126910

Debbie Harry, by Francesco Scavullo - NPG x128285

Debbie Harry

by Francesco Scavullo
gelatin silver print, 1986
NPG x128285

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