Not everyone remembers Gary Valentine, one of the founding members of Blondie. He went on to pursue his more esoteric interests in the occult, but left the band with a humdinger of a song in (I am always touched by your) Presence, Dear. (Which would itself make an apt, but perhaps slightly creepy valentine for these cybernaut times, so perhaps not…). But love this early video of Blondie in which he features, along with Chris Stein, Jimmy Destri and Clem Burke. As we all know, BLONDIE IS A BAND, and here they take a foray into surf culture (The Bleach boys?). Oh, and of course, there is super-cool Debbie, showing effortlessly, how to properly dance. Take note, Madonna, Beyonce et al.
In the sun, it’s for everyone.