Former teen dream Debbie Gibson turns 44 this Sunday, and since I’ve been paying attention all along, I’m in a position to toss you a few not-entirely-random factoids regarding the Debster:
- She’s played both Sandy and Rizzo in Grease.
- On her 2001 album M.Y.O.B., she did an amped-up version of “Knock Three Times” — with Tony Orlando, of course.
- That Playboy pictorial she did in 2005? She says they’d asked her four times before.
- In 2013, she came down with Lyme disease.
Oh, and she still dresses up nicely:
Of course, the main event for the evening was Rockets vs. Knicks, but hey: it’s exposure, and it’s New York exposure.
And because I think highly of this song, here’s Deb’s last official Billboard Hot 100 chart item: “Losin’ Myself,” a seriously moody number written by DG with Carl Sturken and Evan Rogers (Rythm Syndicate), which peaked at #86 in early 1993.
Too much too soon, maybe?