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     Destri, Jimmy (13th April 1954-Present)

    He is a keyboardist, producer and songwriter born James Destri in Brooklyn, New York  In 1974/5 he became a member of the New Wave band, Blondie that had been put together by Debbie Harry and Chris Stein and with them has seen success that has so far spanned over a three-decade period.  Writing many of their songs including "Maria", "11:59" and co-writing "Atomic" he rejoined them in 1997 after they had been disbanded for a 15 year period and still performs and records with them, although stopped touring in 2004.  .  His sister, Donna, was a backing singer for Blondie's single "Living in the Real World".  In 1981 he began following his solo career and released the album Heart on a Wall and in the interim period when Blondie were apart, he ran his own business renovating and selling old buildings.  Working as a producer he has worked on recordings by artists that include INXS and Prince.

     

    Blondie recordings

    11:59 (Jimmy Destri)

     

    Sources:

    1.      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Destri

    1. http://www.myspace.com/jimmydestri

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     



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