Blondie Biography (Wikipedia)
Blondie is an American rock band co-founded by singer Debbie Harry and guitarist Chris Stein. The band were pioneers in the American punk and then the new wave scene of the mid-1970s in New York. Their first two albums contained strong elements of these genres, and although highly 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 "Heart of Glass", "Call Me", "Rapture" and "The Tide Is High". The band became noted for its eclectic mix of musical styles incorporating elements of disco, pop, reggae, and early rap music.
Blondie disbanded 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's 1st European Gighttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p053ctvj.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p053ctvj.jpg2017-05-19T08:56:24.000ZWe've discovered rare photos of Blondie performing their 1st European gig, in Bournemouth.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p053ct07
Blondie's 1st European Gig
- Blondie's Debbie Harry and Chris Stein chat with Matt Everitthttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p052dd8d.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p052dd8d.jpg2017-05-09T08:31:00.000ZDebbie Harry and Chris Stein to talk about new Blondie album 'Pollinator'https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p052dcj1
Blondie's Debbie Harry and Chris Stein chat with Matt Everitt
- Blondie - Maria (Later Archive 1998)https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p051r8h2.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p051r8h2.jpg2017-05-02T14:07:00.000ZBlondie perform Maria on Later... with Jools Holland in 1998https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p051r7cm
Blondie - Maria (Later Archive 1998)
- “We skipped school to meet Blondie and Debbie Harry put us on the guest list” – Jo Whiley recounts one listener’s Blondie storyhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04wvvv9.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04wvvv9.jpg2017-03-14T17:21:00.000ZJo tells the band a listener's story.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04wvsqs
“We skipped school to meet Blondie and Debbie Harry put us on the guest list” – Jo Whiley recounts one listener’s Blondie story
- Blondie are waiting for the Nile Rodgers "magic"!https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04wvbtj.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04wvbtj.jpg2017-03-14T14:54:00.000ZBlondie tell Jo about their working relationship with the legendary Nile Rodgers.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04wv83t
Blondie are waiting for the Nile Rodgers "magic"!
- Blondie: "Johnny Marr wrote this specifically for us!"https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04wv9p1.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04wv9p1.jpg2017-03-14T14:43:00.000ZBlondie tell Jo about how they ended up working with Johnny Marr on 'My Monster'.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04wv83y
Blondie: "Johnny Marr wrote this specifically for us!"
- Blondie chat to Jo Whileyhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01z25df.jpghttps://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.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01z26kr
Blondie chat to Jo Whiley
- Debbie Harry: International Women's Dayhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01tjj8n.jpghttps://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 artshttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01tjj8z
Debbie Harry: International Women's Day
- Blondie chat to Mark Radcliffehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01ckkp5.jpghttps://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.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01ckkph
Blondie chat to Mark Radcliffe