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Blondie: London Sound Republic

Terry Staunton, Uncut, March 1999

MADONNA turned 40 last year and marked the occasion with the most critically-acclaimed album of her career. The biggest selling single in the UK was by 52-year-old Cher. And here comes Debbie Harry, just a few months shy of 54, reminding young pretenders half her age - hell, in the case of Billie or B*witched, less than a third her age - that she is still Goddess Of All That Is Pop.

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