Lou Reed's memorial held at the Apollo Theater in NYC

Lou Reed's memorial held at the Apollo Theater in NYC

NEW YORK, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Friends and family have gathered for an invitation-only memorial at New York's Apollo Theater for the late rocker Lou Reed.
Debbie Harry mistaken for Lindsay Lohan

Debbie Harry mistaken for Lindsay Lohan

NEW YORK, March 7 (UPI) -- Photographers outside a New York hotel mistook 66-year-old Blondie singer Debbie Harry for 25-year-old actress Lindsay Lohan, observers said.

Debbie Harry's trademark hair going gray

NEW YORK, March 1 (UPI) -- U.S. singer Debbie Harry, whose blond hair was the trademark of her disco-era band Blondie, is starting to show her age by revealing her graying hair.

Debbie Harry back with new album, tour

NEW YORK, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. rock star Debbie Harry doesn't intend to fade away but has no intention of resting solely on her past achievements either, The New York Times has reported.

Britney Spears prepares for 'True Colors'

LOS ANGELES, June 24 (UPI) -- Britney Spears is preparing to join the "True Colors" concert tour June 30 at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles.

Lauper, others tour for gay rights issues

LAS VEGAS, March 19 (UPI) -- Cyndi Lauper, Blondie's Debbie Harry and Erasure said they will tour North America this summer in an effort to raise awareness of gay rights issues.

Celebrity Christmas cards looking funny

NEW YORK, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- This year's celebrity Christmas cards are out and some of them are looking hard for laughs.

Rocker says he loves dog for its honesty

NEW YORK, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Rock singer Gene Poole claims he loves his dog, Chico, for its honesty -- and planned to sing about it at this weekend's Dog Show and Parade in New York.

Moby joins Debbie Harry for new single

NEW YORK, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Big Apple musicians Moby and Blondie's Debbie Harry have put their own touches on the classic ode to their city, "New York, New York."

Producer won't release Ramones tapes

NEW YORK, July 14 (UPI) -- The family of the late Joey Ramone, frontman for the Ramones, has accused a U.S. record producer of holding hostage tapes made by the late singer.

Debbie Harry wants no other blondes

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, June 7 (UPI) -- Blondie's lead singer, Debbie Harry, reportedly pushed her opening act into the headlining spot in Amsterdam because she has blonde hair.

Cooking: Salad Daze

WASHINGTON, May 28 (UPI) -- I have to be careful -- I can get quite lyrical about salads. It's probably because they've undergone such a radical makeover since I was a child.

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Ray Manzarek of the Doors, who was born in 1935 (age 68); Elephant's Memory drummer Rick Frank in 1942 (age 61); Moe Bandy also in 1942 (age 61); Three Dog Night bassist Joe Schermie in 1945 (age 58); guitarist Stanley Knight of
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Feb. 8-14.
By United Press International

Today in Music: A look back at pop music

Today's musical birthdays include R&B singer Eddie Floyd, a member of the 1950s group The Falcons, in 1935 (age 67); Carly Simon in 1945 (age 57); guitarist Ian McDonald of King Crimson and, later, Foreigner, and Blue Oyster Cult keyboardist Allen Lanier,
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Debbie Harry
Fashion model Kate Moss (left) and Debbie Harry confer at the May 18, 2004 New York book launch party for "Picture This: Debbie Harry and Blondie" by photographer Mick Rock. (UPI/Ezio Petersen)

Deborah Ann "Debbie" Harry (born July 1, 1945) is an American singer-songwriter and actress, most famous for being the lead singer for the punk rock/New Wave band Blondie. She has also had success as a solo artist, and in the mid-1990s she also performed and recorded as part of the Jazz Passengers. Harry has also engaged in an acting career with over 30 film roles and several television appearances to her credit. She also has 2 children and a cat.

Harry was adopted when she was three months old by Catherine and Richard Smith Harry, gift shop proprietors from Hawthorne, New Jersey. She attended Hawthorne High School, where she graduated in 1963. Prior to starting her singing career she moved to New York in the late 1960s and worked as a secretary at BBC Radio's New York office for one year. Later, she was a waitress at Max's Kansas City, and worked in a Dunkin' Donuts, after which she was a dancer in Union City, and a Playboy Bunny.

She began her musical career with a folk rock group, The Wind in the Willows. Harry then joined a girl-group trio, The Stilettos, in the early 1970s. The Stilettos' backup band included her eventual boyfriend and Blondie guitarist, Chris Stein. Harry and Stein formed the band Blondie in the mid-1970s, naming it for the wolf whistle men often yelled at Harry from passing cars. Blondie quickly became regulars at Max's Kansas City and CBGB's in New York City. After a debut album in 1976, commercial success followed in the late 1970s to the early 1980s, first in Australia and Europe, then in the United States.

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