Blondie is a punk rock band founded in 1975.
Biography and Career :
Guitarist Chris Stein, Deborah Harry, a singer, along drummer Clem Burke, keyboard player Jimmy Destri and bass player Gary Valentine founded the "Angel and the Snake" band which later became "Blondie". They started singing in New York clubs like Club 51, Max's Kansas City and CBGB and soon were a popular group.
After signing a contract with Private Stock Records they released the debut album, "Blondie". In 1977 in Australia they recorded their first great success. The album released in 1978, "Parallel Lines", had an amazing success and the band was then known worldwide. After the album in 1982 they stopped producing another album, but in 1999 they reunited and released the album "No Exit". This was also a
huge success and they entered the charts again. The ex-members of the band are Nigel Harrison, a bass guitarist, Frank Infante, guitarist and bass guitarist and Gary Valentine, bass guitarist.
Now (2007) the band is formed of Chris Stein, Deborah Harry, Clem Burke, Leigh Foxx, Paul Carbonara, Kevin Patrick and Jimmy Destri. Since 2006 they are in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and in the Rock Walk of Fame at Guitar Center on Hollywood's Sunset Boulevard. Some of their most popular singles since they reunited are "Maria", "Nothing Is Real but the Girl", "No Exit", "Good Boys" and "Rapture Riders".
- 1976 Blondie
- 1977 Plastic Letters
- 1978 Parallel Lines
- 1979 Eat to the Beat
- 1980 Autoamerican
- 1982 The Hunter
- 1999 No Exit
- 2003 The Curse of Blondie.
- "I did have regular boyfriends and with them, I could be a bad girl, but I wasn't like a bad girl for the neighborhood or a big slut." -Deborah Harry.
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