Christopher "Chris" Stein (born January 5, 1950) is the co-founder and guitarist of the New Wave band, Blondie. He is also a producer and performer for the classic soundtrack of the hip hop film, Wild Style.
In addition to being the sole writer of the Blondie hit song, "Sunday Girl", Stein co-wrote numerous hits with Blondie's lead vocalist, Deborah Harry, including "Heart of Glass", "Picture This", "Dreaming", "Island of Lost Souls", "Rapture", and "Rip Her to Shreds". Stein also ran the Animal Records label between 1982 and 1984.
In 1983, Stein was diagnosed with pemphigus vulgaris, a rare autoimmune disease of the skin, but he has since regained normal function. As of 2011, he was still touring and recording with Blondie.
Personal life 
Stein is Jewish, and was born to Jewish parents in Brooklyn, New York. While in Blondie, Stein and Harry maintained a romantic relationship but never married. In 1989, the couple went their separate ways but have continued to work together on a professional basis. Stein was co-host of TV Party a public-access television cable TV show in New York City that ran from 1978 to 1982.
In 1999, Stein married the actress Barbara Sicuranza, and they have two daughters.
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