Blondie,an American rock band formed in 1974,wasa pioneer in the new wave and punk rock scenes of the mid-late 1970s. Regarded as an underground band in the United States(performingin venues like CBGB’s in New York), the release ofParallel Linesin 1978 lit a fire under music fans everywhere,and Blondie was subsequently launched into the spotlight.
After the release of their sixth albumThe Hunterin 1982,Blondie disbanded until 1997. The group toured and performed throughout the world and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006. It’s no surprise they have sold over 40 million records worldwide and have been nominated for two Grammy Awards. Their music is far-reaching as they touched genres like new wave, punk rock, disco, pop, rap, and reggae.
Black and white concert photo of singer Debbie Harry with stylized“Blondie”text in the foreground.