Not Just a Blond(i)e Moment

With so much being a passing fad these days, it’s just lovely to celebrate 40 years of fabulosity.

Blondie – the band – are embarking on their 40th anniversary tour this year. Vanity Fair decided to honour that with an homage to the woman who altered my musical reality from a very young age. I remember dancing to Heart of Glass with my cousins in someone’s drawing room and knowing that life just wouldn’t be the same after that. It’s one of the first 45s I ever bought and it’s an admiration that has lasted my entire adult life.

While this generation is screaming for their current girl role-models, Debbie Harry was one of my early examples that a woman could do whatever she wanted to and look ATOMIC while doing so. She introduced me not only to a new sort of music (and likely showed me how to dance), but also to fashion and to art. She opened up my world to so many new things, so for that, Ms. Harry, my thanks.

For me, this is the February Annie Leibovitz shot that matters.

Debbie Harry photographed by Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair February 2014 on
Debbie Harry photographed by Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair’s February 2014 issue.

The magazine has also put together a fantastic slide show of Ms. Harry over the years. Go see that, but listen to this, while doing so.

I’ll admit, it was my phone ring tone for quite a while.

If you need me, I’ll be monitoring this page for news on the latest tour dates.

Image courtesy of @BlondieOfficial. 

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