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Blondie is an American rock band founded by singer Debbie Harry and guitarist Chris Stein. The band was a pioneer in the early American new wave and punk scenes of the mid-1970s. Its first two albums contained strong elements of these genres, and although successful in the United Kingdom and Australia, Blondie was regarded as an underground band in the United States until the release of Parallel Lines in 1978. Over the next three years, the band achieved several hit singles including "Call Me", "Atomic" and "Heart of Glass" and became noted for its eclectic mix of musical styles incorporating elements of disco, pop, rap, and reggae, while retaining a basic style as a new wave band.

Blondie broke up after the release of its sixth studio album The Hunter in 1982. Debbie Harry continued to pursue a solo career with varied results after taking a few years off to care for partner Chris Stein, who was diagnosed with pemphigus, a rare autoimmune disease of the skin.

The band re-formed in 1997, achieving renewed success and a number one single in the United Kingdom with "Maria" in 1999, exactly 20 years after their first UK No.1 single ("Heart of Glass").

The group toured and performed throughout the world[9] during the following years, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006. Blondie has sold 50 million records worldwide and is still active today. The band's ninth studio album, Panic of Girls, was released in 2011, and their tenth, Ghosts of Download, was released in 2014.


Blondie had their first #1 record (in the United States) with their song Heart of Glass.
Blondie was inducted into the Hollywood's Rock Walk of Fame in May, 2006.
Blondie was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March, 2006.
The name of the band was taken from comments of the truck drivers who said "Hey, Blondie!" to Harry as they drove by.
Their album Parallel Lines was produced by Mike Chapman.
Blondie have influenced different singers and musicians like Gwen Stefani, or Madonna, the band L7, Shirley Manson etc.
They released their seventh album, No Exit, in 1999. Album's single Maria reached #1 on the UK charts.
They released their sixth album, The Hunter, in 1982. Album's singles, Island of Lost Souls reached #11 on the UK charts, and War Child reached #39 on the UK charts, but didn't reach the US charts.
They got their first record deal with Private Stock Records and they released their debut album Blondie in 1976. But, Private Stock Records was then bought by the UK-based company, Chrysalis Records, and they re-released Blondie on the new label in 1977.
They released their fifth album, Autoamerican, in 1980. Album's singles The Tide is High reached #1 in the UK and Us charts, while single Rapture reached #1 in the US charts, while in UK charts it reached #5.
They released their fourth album, Eat to the Beat in 1979. Album's singles Atomic (reached #1 in the UK charts), Dreaming (reached #2 in the UK charts), Union City Blue (reached #13 in the UK charts) weren't so successful in the US charts as they were in the UK charts.
They released their third album Parallel Lines in 1978. Album's singles Picture This and Hanging on the Telephone were hits in the UK, but they weren't in the US charts.
They released their second album, Plastic Letters, in 1977. Album's single Denis reached #2 on the British charts.
They released the album The Curse of Blondie in October 2003 featuring 14 songs.
The band consists of several people: Deborah Harry (vocals), Clem Burke (drums), Chris Stein (guitar), Paul Carbonara (guitar), Leigh Foxx (bass), Kevin Patrick(keyboards).

 

80's Hits

Call Me
Rapture
The Tide Is High

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