Biography

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 1st UK No1 single.

The group toured and performed throughout the world during the following years, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006. Blondie has sold 40 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.

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Blondie News

Blondie's Clem Burke: ‘Debbie Harry says this tour could be the last'

Blondie's Clem Burke: ‘Debbie Harry says this tour could be the last'

Harry hinted it may be time for the band to call it quits

  • Jul 17, 2014

Blondie announce two UK gigs for August

The band recently played Glastonbury Festival

  • Jul 5, 2014

Blondie announce show at London's O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire

The band release their new album 'Ghosts Of Download' on Monday (May 12)

  • May 9, 2014

Debbie Harry in support of Blondie biopic

This year's Godlike Genius says the film would help people have a "finer appreciation" for the band

  • Mar 16, 2014

Debbie Harry joins Dum Dum Girls on stage at SXSW – watch

Blondie frontwoman performs 1979 song 'Dreaming' with US band

  • Mar 15, 2014

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Blondie Music Videos

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Blondie

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Heart Of Glass

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Blondie Play 'One Way Or Another' At The NME Awards 2014 Play Video

Blondie Play 'One Way Or Another' At The NME Awards 2014

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Heart of Glass DJ GI Joe Soundbunker Remix Play Video

Heart of Glass DJ GI Joe Soundbunker Remix

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Heart Of Glass

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Blondie Reviews

Album Review: Blondie - 'Panic For Girls'

Album Review: Blondie - 'Panic For Girls'

It's Blondie, so we'll forgive her for this mediocre, cyber-punk with reggae crossover

  • Jun 1, 2011

This Week's Singles Reviewed - 23/05/2011

Blondie, Villagers, Jessie J

  • May 23, 2011

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