Debbie Harry (born July 1, 1945 in Miami, Florida) is an American rock and roll musician who grew up in Union City, New Jersey. She originally gained fame as the frontwoman for New Wave band Blondie, which originated in the mid 1970s and achieved commercial success in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
She was a regular at CBGB's, a famous New York City club that was an early center for punk rock.
Her band Blondie became the epitome of the New Wave style, and Debbie Harry, with her two-tone bottle-blonde hair, became its best known icon. Launching just on the cusp of MTV, Debbie Harry and Blondie put out some of the first rock music videos, in some cases inventing some of the clich├ęs of the form.
Up to that point, rock had been a heavily male-dominated field. Many female musicians have acknowledged Debbie Harry's pioneering role.