“In February 1977, Blondie was playing the Whisky with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Tom had spray-painted ‘TP’ on the front of the wedding dress that Debbie was wearing. She started ripping it during the second show that night, during the song ‘Rip Her to Shreds’.” ~Photographer Donna Santisi, via
“I used to wear wedding dresses a lot and just rip them off during ‘Rip Her To Shreds,’ and I’d have a little black dress underneath. Wedding dresses were one of my favorite things to rip. I’d get them at junk stores.” ~Debbie Harry, Blondie, via
Iggy Pop & Debbie Harry, NYC 1990, by Timothy White
New York 1977 feels like London 1966. Kids are rocking out like the sky’s the limit– making music that’s never been heard before.
Debbie Harry, Blondie. For the next time anyone tries to tell you that a little white dress ain’t punk.
Debbie Harry, via (appropriately enough) glamour
Blondie: Debbie Harry, 1979, by Janet Macoska
Debbie Harry, Blondie: The Palladium, New York 1978, by Chris Walter. Like a leper messiah! Wearing a Blondie t-shirt!
Blondie: Debbie Harry and Clem Burke at Toronto’s El Mocambo, 1977
Debbie Harry, Blondie, by Denis O’Regan
Debbie Harry and Iggy Pop by Chris Stein, via blondieofficial