10 Women Who Defined And Made Rock History – Deborah Harry (Blondie) [VIDEOS]
It pretty much got started in 1974 for Deborah Harry as she was singing in a little-known folk band when she was sought out and recruited for the band that eventually became ‘Blondie.’
Some say it wasn’t only because of her ability to sing, but her two-tone hair color that was very distinctive was an added bonus to that decision.
Blondie’s third album, ‘Parallel Lines’ which was released in 1978 got them worldwide distinction and categorized them in the punk/new wave genre that blew up in the 80′s.
Oddly enough, the band went their separate ways in 1982, but no matter to Deborah as she achieved much success as a solo artist and even as an actress. However; she did rejoin ‘Blondie’ when they re-formed in 1997.
Their first album was titled, ‘Blondie’ (released in 1976), genre style was punk/new wave/rock. Deborah was a singer, as well as; percussionist.
Their best known song was titled, “One Way or Another” they had 14 studio albums (includes her solo LP’s) and three ‘Live’ albums.
Many artists were influenced by her, such as; Madonna, Gwen Stefani, Garbage, The Cardigans and Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins).
Here’s Deborah Harry and Blondie performing the hit, “One Way or Another” on American Bandstand.