Ok, so I know that BLONDIE is not a girl group persay, but they certainly had one helluva front woman in Deborah Harry. This tough as nails sex kitten was the best of both worlds; hot and haute!!! She rates high on my list of rock divas as one of the most innovative and influential pre - 80s rock muscians bar - none. Additionally, the band lead by guitarist Chris Stein, was the perfect union of new wave and punk laced with a little bit of disco, pop, rap, and raggae. With hits such as Call Me and Rapture, this band would leave its punk rock pop foot print on the world of American Rock and Roll.
For all of the Gwen Stefani's and Lady Gaga's of the world, it begins and ends with Deborah Harry. She was the Queen of the safety pin turned clothing notion, the mother of all things stripped, ripped, and rugged. Platinum blonde and fierce, her rocka-billy meets punk princess was a massive fashionable hit and she would turn the Studio 54 world into a glamorous disco of dolled up punk vixens with a touch of Marilyn Monroe foxiness. She dripped talent and most of all she created fashion out of truth and nothing she did was contrived. She is still and will always be one of the most fashionable divas of rock and roll.