Blondie Biography (Wikipedia)
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-late 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, reggae, and early rap music.
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").
- Blondie for Beginnershttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p026c1bp.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p026c1bp.jpg2014-09-09T11:59:00.000ZYour one-minute primer on the 70s icons and punk rock legendshttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p026c1c5
Blondie for Beginners
- Blondie chat to Jo Whileyhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01z25df.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01z25df.jpg2014-06-12T21:00:00.000ZBlondie were in session at Maida Vale for Jo Whiley - hear the interview.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01z26kr
Blondie chat to Jo Whiley
- Debbie Harry: International Women's Dayhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01tjj8n.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01tjj8n.jpg2014-03-08T09:50:00.000ZDebbie Harry (Blondie) on how women can benefit from music and the artshttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01tjj8z
Debbie Harry: International Women's Day
- Blondie chat to Mark Radcliffehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01ckkp5.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01ckkp5.jpg2013-07-10T15:47:00.000ZDebbie Harry and Chris Stein of Blondie chat to Mark about the group's new album.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01ckkph
Blondie chat to Mark Radcliffe
Past BBC Events
BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park
2014 Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park
Latest Blondie News
Audio & Video from Similar Artists
As Glastonbury comes to a close Cyndi Lauper chats to Jo and Dermot
Cyndi Lauper: “What about Big Mama Thornton… without her, you would have never heard Elvis singing Hound Dog!”
Cyndi Lauper: "It made me feel like I’d rather be a singer any day than a Queen who still had to wash clothing!"
Cyndi on Glasto: "I had to do a tour to prove myself first"
Cyndi Lauper is inducted in to the Singers' Hall of Fame