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1. Where and when was Debbie Harry born?
2. Debbie's very first experience in a music group was as a back-up singer for a folk-rock group called The Wind in the Willows.
3. While performing with the cabaret act The Stilettoes in 1974, Debbie Harry met her future companion and Blondie cofounder, Chris Stein. The place was Max's Kansas City, the hangout place for which multimedia artist (who was famous for much more than 15 minutes)?
4. After a succession of hits with Blondie, Debbie released her first solo album, "Koo Koo", in 1981. The album cover, designed by H.R. Geiger, was as memorable as the music. What movie creature did Geiger also design?
5. To promote the album "Koo Koo", Debbie hosted "Saturday Night Live" and also was the musical guest. One skit included Debbie running into a guy at a store, with whom she immediately bonded because they were both from JOY-zee! Who was the actor?
6. Debbie released her first solo album, "Koo Koo", in 1981. Her next solo album, "Rockbird", didn't arrive until 1986. It yielded one hit single. What was the title of that song?
7. Debbie appeared in John Waters' "Hairspray", playing Velma Von Tussle. Her spoiled daughter Amber was played by someone who went on to a singing career of her own. Who is Amber Von Tussle known as today?
8. Her first solo album was released in 1981, her second in 1986. Her third solo album from late 1989 featured a double exposure cover of Debbie, now billed as "Deborah", looking like she just got out of the shower. It yielded the club songs "Sweet and Low" and "I Want That Man". What was the album's title?
9. In early fall 1990, Deborah appeared on the "red hot + blue" tribute to Cole Porter charity album singing Porter's campy song, "Well, Did You Evah!" Who was her duet partner?
10. Two years before Blondie reunited unexpectedly in 1998, Deborah collaborated on a full album with an avant garde American band and performed some live shows in yet another unique style. What was the band's name?
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