Blondie came out of the same fertile New York City rock scene of the mid-'70s that spawned the Ramones, Television, Talking Heads and other pre-punk, punk and post-punk legends. Led by singer Debbie Harry, the group played girl-group songs updated for street-toughened modern ears. After two albums of proto-New Wave, they hit the big time with their third, 1978's 'Parallel Lines,' which included the No. 1 hit single 'Heart of Glass.' Over the next four years, Blondie placed three more songs at the top of the chart: 'Call Me,' 'The Tide Is High' and 'Rapture.' Along the way, the group adapted new sounds and attitudes. 'Heart of Glass' and 'Call Me' were disco hits, 'The Tide Is High' injected an island rhythm into its grooves and 'Rapture' was one of the first hip-hop songs to go mainstream. Blondie broke up in 1982 but got back together in 1999 for a series of albums and tours.
Chris Stein and Mike Chapman Revisit 'Heart of Glass' at 40
We spoke with Blondie's guitarist and producer about the controversial No. 1 hit, "Heart of Glass.'
Elvis Costello and Blondie Announce Co-Headlining Tour
Thirteen-date road trip takes place from July to August.
How Blondie Closed Out Their First Era With 'The Hunter'
Always a band in search of new sounds, Blondie's 1982 album holds up well despite its lackluster performance on the charts.
Watch Blondie's Deborah Harry and Chris Stein 'Moderate' the Auto-Tuned First Presidential…
The first debate of the presidential campaign between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump has gotten the Auto-Tune treatment.
Watch Debbie Harry, Michael Stipe + Others Pay Tribute to David Bowie
A crowd of classic rock, pop, and alternative artists gathered at Carnegie Hall on Thursday night for the first of two David Bowie tribute shows.
When the Sex Pistols and Blondie Caused Trouble at the Rock Hall
The 2006 induction ceremony turned into a "very embarrassing public display."
40 Years Ago: Blondie Get Adventurous on 'Autoamerican'
This band was already well established, but that doesn't mean they were resting on their laurels.