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Blondie is a popular and successful American new wave and punk band formed in 1974, led by the talented vocal allure of Deborah Harry, the band hails from New York, New York, U.S.
Prior to the earliest incarnation of Blondie, singer Deborah Harry had performed in the folk-rock band the Wind in the Willows, and subsequently the new wave band Stilettoes. Guitarist Chris Stein also joined the Stilletoes, in 1973, however a year after, the pair parted ways and formed the group Angel and the Snake. The name lasted only until October 1974, after which Blondie was born, and the duo invited drummer Clem Burke and bass player Gary Valentine to join their ranks. Following regular and successful spells at the bars Max’s Kansas City and CBGB, the band caught the attention of Private Stock Records, who signed Blondie in 1976.
Blondie’s self-titled debut arrived the same year and although failing to be a great commercial success, highlighted the group’s early musical eclecticism, which is showcased on later albums. Due to this disappointment in 1977 Blondie bought back their contract with Private Stock and signed with Chrysalis Records. Following their song “In the Flesh” mistakenly appearing on the Australian TV show “Countdown”, Blondie earned a host of national exposure, and resulted in the single peaking at No. 1 in the country. A year later the group’s sophomore album “Plastic Letters” appeared, charting at No. 10 in the UK, No. 78 in the U.S., and No. 64 in Australia. The album spawned the singles “Kidnapper”, “Denis”, and “(I’m Always Touched by Your) Presence, Dear”, and marked Blondie’s critical and commercial breakthrough.
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The album also marked the departure of Gary Valentine and arrival Franke Infante, who subsequently switched to guitar following the addition of bassist Nigel Harrison. Blondie’s third full-length “Parallel Lines”, produced by Mike Chapman, built on the success of it predecessor breaking the band to a worldwide audience. The album’s first two singles “Picture This” and “Hanging on the Telephone” both cemented the band’s new wave appeal, however it was the hit single “Heart of Glass” that proved them as a cut above their peers. The single topped the charts in both the UK and the U.S., earning the alluring Debbie Harry celebrity status.
Known for combining the sounds of punk, garage rock, British Invasion rock, disco, and hip-hop, the band’s fourth full-length “Eat to the Beat”, topped the UK charts with their stylistic mash, although failed reproduce that success in the U.S. Released in October 1979, the record spawned the singles “Dreaming”, “Union City Blue”, and the UK No. 1 “Atomic”, after which Harry collaborated with disco producer Giorgio Moroder. The result of the collaboration was the highly successful disco smash single “Call Me”, which became Blondie’s second chart topper in both the UK and U.S. Blondie’s fifth full-length “Autoamerican” arrived in November 1980, led by the trans-atlantic No. 1 “The Tide is High”.
The album “The Hunter” followed in May 1982 spawning the singles “Island of Lost Souls” and “War Child” however didn’t prove as successful as its predecessor. The same year, with Stein suffering from the genetic disease pemphigus, Blondie disbanded until 1998. With a lineup consisting of Harry, Stein, Destri, and Burke, Blondie toured for the first time in 16 years, and in the process released a host of previously unreleased material.