Top 10 Lesser Known Facts About Debbie Harry

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1 Her main band, Blondie, first had a commercial success in Australia and Europe, and then in the United States, despite the band is American
2 Her persona became so closely associated with the group's name that many came to believe "Blondie" was the singer's name (her name)

In 1981, Harry issued a press release to clarify that her name was not "Debbie Blondie".
Later the band even featured a promotional slogan, "Blondie is a group." - Metal_Treasure

3 She was initially named Angela Tremble
4 She was adopted at three months of age by Richard Smith Harry and Catherine, and renamed Deborah Ann Harry
5 She learned of her adoption at four years old
6 In the late 1980s, Debbie Harry tracked down her birth mother, who refused to have any contact with her
7 Debbie Harry and her bandmate Chris Stein were a couple from the 70s to 1989, and in the 80s she took a few years off to care for him who was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease (pemphigus)

But they never married (in the late 90s he married another woman) - Metal_Treasure

8 Before starting her singing career, she worked as a secretary at BBC Radio's office for one year, a waitress at Max's Kansas City, a go-go dancer in a Union City, New Jersey, discothèque, and a Playboy Bunny
9 Harry began her musical career in the late 1960s as a backing singer for the folk rock group The Wind in the Willows
10 She was born on July 1, 1945 in Miami, Florida, US

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11 In the early 1980s, she was rumored to be the daughter of Marilyn Monroe

At least over here, when she first became big, many newspapers and magazines spread the gossip. It's not remotely true, though. - Martin_Canine

12 Her band Blondie had their most number one songs in the UK

Five overall. - Martin_Canine

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1. Her main band, Blondie, first had a commercial success in Australia and Europe, and then in the United States, despite the band is American
2. Her persona became so closely associated with the group's name that many came to believe "Blondie" was the singer's name (her name)
3. She was initially named Angela Tremble
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