Tuesday, April 5, 2016

#AtoZChallenge D is for Debbie

It's time again for the A to Z challenge. The challenge is to write posts 6 days a week (Monday through Saturday) during the month of April.  I've chosen the theme of Women in Music for this years challenge.

Debbie Gibson was born in Brooklyn, New York, the third daughter of four for Diane and Joseph Gibson. She grew up in the Long Island suburb of Merrick and was raised Catholic. At age 5, she began performing in community theater with her sisters Karen, Michele, and Denise, and cousin T.J. Normandin and wrote her first song, "Make Sure You Know Your Classroom". At age eight, she sang in the children's chorus at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. She began playing the ukulele and taking piano lessons soon after, including with American pianist Morton Estrin. She said that her household was probably the only one where bystanders would hear children fighting over piano playing time.

In 1988, she was pronounced the youngest female artist to write, produce, and perform a No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100, with her song "Foolish Beat". She has gone on to starring roles on Broadway and touring musicals, as well as independent film and television work. She continues to record, and reached the adult contemporary chart as high as No. 24 during 2006 in a duet with Jordan Knight titled "Say Goodbye".

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2016 A to Z challenge!
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