When Blondie broke up in 1982, it seemed like the end for the former darlings of the New York punk/New Wave underground, who'd enjoyed a torrid string of pop hits during the late-'70s and early-'80s. As it turned out, they just needed a 15-year break.
In 1978, Blondie began to skyrocket to the big time. When the band first appeared on the scene at famed NYC club CBGB in 1975, they were dismissed as a '60s throwback pop group. But they had the last laugh, becoming the most successful act to emerge form that rock 'n' roll underground.
This October will see the premiere of 'CBGB," a movie about the legendary Manhattan club that witnessed the birth of punk. Yesterday (Aug. 2), the contents of the soundtrack were released, and it contains some of that scene's most familiar names.
Blondie lead singer Debbie Harry is considering retiring after one last world tour with the group, according to drummer Clem Burke. As he explains, the move would put an end to the groundbreaking band: "Obviously there’s no Blondie without Debbie Harry."
Back in the late '70s, music was on a collision course of genres that would forever divide charts, playlists and fans. But as this list of the Top 10 Blondie Songs prove, the band seemed oblivious to it all. Or, more accurately, they were well aware that they were crossing lines -- they just didn't care.
New York rock and roll legends Blondie are heading back out on the road this fall. Many of the band's recent tours have seen the band sharing the stage with other bands of similar vintage such as Cheap Trick, B-52's, Devo and Pat Benatar. This time out, they are bringing along LA punk pion
Two of the most iconic bands of the late '70s and early '80s, Blondie and Devo, are combining forces for a short summer tour. The 'Whip It To Shreds' tour (get it?!) will kick off Sept. 7 outside Seattle and wrap up in Chicago on Sept. 26.
John Lennon, Blondie and the Ramones share a common thread with legendary photographer Bob Gruen: New York City. Gruen has been synonymous with rock 'n' roll for over 40 years and though he's internationally renowned, he's spent a great deal of his career capturing the sights and sounds of NYC with his camera.
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