1950 – Chris Stein of Blondie is born in Brooklyn,…

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1950 – Chris Stein of Blondie is born in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Chris Stein (born January 5, 1950, Brooklyn, New York) is co-founder and guitar player in the New wave band, Blondie. He is also a producer and performer for the classic soundtrack of the Hip hop film Wild Style.

Stein wrote th Sunday Girl as well as writing some of Blondie’s hits with Debbie Harry; “Heart of Glass“, “Picture This” (with Jimmy Destri), “Dreaming“, “Island of Lost Souls“, “Rapture“, “Rip Her to Shreds“. Stein also ran the Animal Records label between 1982 and 1984.

In 1983, Stein was diagnosed with pemphigus, a rare autoimmune disease of the skin, but he has recovered fully. As of 2008, he is still touring and recording music with Blondie.

He married the actress Barbara Sicuranza, in 1999. They have two daughters, Akira and Valentina.

His Myspace page.

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=76996872

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