This week was Miami born singer and songwriter Debbie Harry of Blondie (born Deborah Ann Harry) Happy 73rd Birthday. (Born: July 1, 1945)
Harry recordings with the band reached the number-one charts place in the United States and the United Kingdom on many occasions through 1978 to 1981 (plus a sixth UK number-one in 1999). She is considered the first rapper to chart at number one in the U.S. for her vocals on "Rapture". Harry also achieved success as a solo artist before reforming Blondie in the late 1990s. Her acting career includes over 60 film roles, and numerous television appearances
Harry was born initially named Angela Tremble, she was adopted at three months by Richard Smith Harry and Catherine (née Peters), gift shop proprietors in Hawthorne, New Jersey, and renamed Deborah Ann Harry. Harry learned of her adoption at four years old and later, in the late 1980s, she tracked down her birth mother, who refused to have any contact with her.