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Blondie is an American rock band that was started in the mid-1970s by singer Deborah Harry and guitarist Chris Stein. Although at their start they aimed to be an ironic update of trashy 1960s pop, they ended up becoming pioneers of the American New Wave and punk scenes.
A former waitress and Playboy Bunny, Deborah Harry had been a vocalist with the band The Stilettos when Chris Stein joined the band as their guitarist in 1973. Just a year later, the two parted ways with The Stilettos, and along with drummer Clem Burke, keyboardist Jimmy Destri, and bass player Gary Valentine, formed a new band named Angel and the Snakes. They would rename themselves Blondie in 1975 after Harry received numerous catcalls of "Hey, Blondie" from truckers driving by.
Blondie’s self-titled debut album was issued in December of 1976, and, after signing with Chrysalis Records, was re-released in October 1977. With this re-release came great success in Australia, with the album reaching the Australian top five and a successful tour in Australia. In the beginning of 1978 Blondie released their second album, Plastic Letters, which led to a British top ten hit and a subsequent United Kingdom tour. Although Gary Valentine had left the band prior to the recording of their second album, Frank Infante and Nigel Harrison joined in time to find the band a mainstream success in the United Kingdom and the two made the band a six-piece for the first time.
Their first break out moment in the United States came in 1979 with the chart topping single "Heart of Glass" released from their third album Parallel Lines. Over the next two years Blondie found much more success both stateside and overseas, with multiple chart topping hits and many music videos. Blondie took a brief break in 1981 and, after a disappointing album release, cancelled 1982 tour plans and split up as a group. During the 1990s Blondie served as inspiration for such bands as No Doubt and Garbage, and after a brief run of performances by Harry, Burke, and Stein, attempts at a real reunion began. By 1997 they had successfully reunited, with Harry, Stein, Burke, Valentine, and Destri taking the stage at outdoor festivals at first and in 1998 and 1999 embarked on international tours. They have legion fans across the country and Blondie concerts are going to be hot events no matter what.
Blondie is best known for their first six albums released and the progression in their music styles from one to the next. They incorporate elements from varying genres of music including punk rock, New Wave, disco, Europop, and rap and in their performances are known for the striking stage persona and vocal performances of Deborah Harry. In 2006, Blondie were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as well as the Rock Walk Fame at Guitar Center on Hollywood’s Sunset Boulevard. They have consistently released music in the 2000s. Their latest album is dropping in 2017 titled Pollinator. They are touring with Garbage on the "Rage and Rapture Tour" in support of their upcoming album.
Plastic Letters (1978)
Parallel Lines (1978)
Eat to the Beat (1979)
The Hunter (1982)
No Exit (1999)
The Curse of Blondie (2003)
Panic of Girls (2011)
Ghosts of Download (2014)