Debbie Harry

(Deborah Ann Harry)

Debbie Harry
Debbie Harry
  • Born: July 1, 1945
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Singer, Songwriter, Actress

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Deborah Ann Harry is an American singer, songwriter, model and actress, known as the lead singer of the new wave band Blondie. Her recordings with the band reached the number-one charts place in the United States and the United Kingdom on many occasions through 1979 to 1981 (plus a sixth UK number-one in 1999). Blondie's song "Rapture" is considered the first rap song to chart at number one in the US. Harry also achieved success as a solo artist before re-forming Blondie in the late 1990s. Her acting career includes credits in over 60 films and television programs.

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And I wasn't convinced that I was the most talented person in the world.
And living in a metropolitan area which is ethnically diverse, our lives are very complicated, so our emotional experiences are going to be varied like that.
And New Year's Eve is very, very important to me.
Being hot never hurts!
But as a writer and performer, I want to get paid for what I do.
But computers have changed the world for everyone, so there will be some way of working it out. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
But, you know, the issues of humanity and what is fair treatment and good treatment of a fellow human being should not really be based on a personal sense of right and wrong or judgment.
Capote wrote every day. He said that's the only way, you have to sit down every day and do it.
Christina Aguilera is an incredible musician and singer.
I always say the new album is the best one yet. I always feel that - I really do, because it's the latest and it's the newest and it's a little bit better.
I always work on New Year's Eve, no matter what. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I could be a housewife... I guess I've vacuumed a couple of times.
I do know the effect that music still has on me - I'm completely vulnerable to it. I'm seduced by it. Music, Chants & Rapps
I don't mind if my skull ends up on a shelf as long as it's got my name on it.
I feel like I have to have a voice.
I get myself a gig somewhere, whether it's in a club, whether it's in a bar, it doesn't matter, and I just work on New Year's Eve because I always feel it's very symbolic for me for the next year, for the new year. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I guess people assume I have some sort of totally magical life, but I'm a working musician, fortunately. I've worked on my craft, and I'm very fortunate I've been able to survive in a very competitive industry and enjoy my success. It's not easy. Life ;Success
I have a lot of regrets, but I'm not going to think of them as regrets.
I love the ACLU and I'm concerned now, especially when it comes to our rights, with current politics and the religious community and the Conservative majority or minority - I don't know who they are. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
I mean I think that Blondie's influence is a little bit in a way more eclectic than those bands.
I really, really like writing songs.
I think it's a Blondie tradition that all of our albums sort of have a wide spread of styles.
I thought I'd live to a ripe old age, because I always felt there was a lot to do. I had a driven feeling. I always thought in the present.
I turned on VH1 this morning just to get a little warm-up before I came over here, and I think it's just terrific. There's so much great stuff: diverse and wonderful music, good performances, great looking girls, great videos, the whole thing. Morning ;Music, Chants & Rapps
If I were to do a foundation, it would be to promote solar energy. And I'm worried about drilling for oil. I think it is harming the earth, 'cos it drains the layer of oil under the surface, and that could be causing earthquakes. It's like we're giving the earth arthritis. I don't know if that sounds crazy.
I'm a culture vulture, and I just want to experience it all.
It's amazing to me to see how bands evolve and how they take all their influences and come up with their own sound.
I've had some lovely extraordinary experiences on New Year's Eve. New Years
Lately I've been believing that music predates speech. Music, Chants & Rapps
Music does not carry you along. You have to carry it along strictly by your ability to really just focus on that little small kernel of emotion or story. Music, Chants & Rapps
Music has its own emotional embodiment. It carries an emotion with it. When you associate a lyric with the music, it's much easier; but when you're standing there completely dry in front of the camera with no musical background, just a fine-tuned, get-this-emotional-story across, it's a very, very intense kind of focus. Music, Chants & Rapps
Music is wonderful. Especially if there's some kind of content to it. Music, Chants & Rapps
New York has always been a city of change and a city about change, and it is a back-leading development. Nobody's going to want to come to New York if it looks like another strip mall.
Something's that written out is okay, but it's not always a clear indication of what a person means.
That was the impetus for me to do music or art, because I knew if I didn't try when I was young, then I would get to be in my 40's and I'd be really unhappy that I hadn't. Music, Chants & Rapps ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
The only person I really believe in is me.
The word 'iconic' is used too frequently - an icon is a statue carved in wood. It was shocking at first, when I got that reference. It was a responsibility, and it's impossible to live up to - you're supposed to be dead, for one thing.
We probably, as primitive people, made music before we actually had a language, and that's where language comes from. Music, Chants & Rapps
We wanted to enjoy what we were doing and we had business things we had to straighten out and personnel problems and it sort of took a little time to do it. Time ;Business, Commerce & Finance
You always fall for the rascal or the guy who's got a little bit of the devil in him. You can't help it.

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