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  Blondie Birmingham Academy 15th November 2003
In their heyday over 20 years ago the band outgrew their punk roots to embrace pop, dance and reggae and won a whole new army of fans.
The band came on earlier than scheduled and their set ranged from early tracks like 'X Offender' and 'Rip Her To Shreds' right through to material from their new album The Curse Of Blondie.
The band seemed delighted at the warmth of their reception - and have already announced another UK tour for June next year.
members.tripod.com /reviews7/gigs/id62.htm   (358 words)

  Blondie (band) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Blondie are an American rock band that first gained fame in the 1970s and early 1980s.
The band was formed in August 1974 when guitarist Chris Stein met Deborah Harry, who had previously been in a band called The Wind in the Willows and, at that time, leading her own band The Stilettos.
The band is known, not only for the striking stage persona and vocal performances of Harry, but also for incorporating elements in their work from numerous subgenres of popular music, including punk, new wave, disco, and hip hop.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Blondie_(band)   (992 words)

 Blondie (band) -   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The band first formed in August 1974 when guitarist Chris Stein met Deborah Harry from a little known band, The Wind in the Willows, and formed the band with the remnants of his band, The Stilettos.
Another defining moment for the band was their five and half minute 1980 track, "Rapture," which introduced the then underground hip-hop genre to a larger audience.
Blondie is known for incorporating elements in their work from numerous subgenres of popular music, including punk, new wave, disco, and hip hop.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Blondie_(band)   (729 words)

 hip online: artists: blondie
The original BLONDIE was formed in 1974 by art student/fallen away hippie guitarist Chris Stein and ex-Max's Kansas City waitress and Playboy bunny, vocalist Debbie Harry, drummer Clem Burke and keyboard player Jimmy Destri joined in 1975.
BLONDIE was considered one of the inventors of new wave and/or punk, but the group always resisted classification.
BLONDIE was never a novelty act, but even their hits showed a remarkable gift for transcending genres and fusing different moods and styles.
www.hiponline.com /artist/music/b/blondie   (1048 words)

 Rock On The Net: Blondie
Blondie was one of the few "new wave" bands that grew out of the punk sound of the 70s and found pop and alternative success in the 80s.
The band's name is said to have come from what truck drivers used to call Harry when she walked by - some argue its from the popular comic strip character.
When Blondie talked with MTV the focus was on Harry's groundbreaking role as a woman fronting a rock band in the 70s: Destri commented: "She opened the floodgates kids" and Stein said "The male rock establishment, the male rock critical establishment was really sexist back in those days...
www.rockonthenet.com /artists-b/blondie_main.htm   (1548 words)

Blondie began in typical rock & roll fashion -- hippie art student meets former Playboy bunny and starts band.
Blondie was New Wave, punk, funk, disco, and doomed from the beginning, but they were never quitters and even after near tragedy, the '80s favorite pop troupe proved they would persevere - one way or another.
Stein, the hippie art student who started the band, battled the rare, and potentially fatal genetic disease with the help of long-time partner Harry, who divided her time between nursing duties and various films and plays.
www.fastcompany.com /articles/1999/11/blondie.html   (549 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Features -- Hall of fame induction an honor to many, not all
Blondie was inspired by the girl-groups of the 1960s, vintage comic books and the Big Apple's then emerging drag-queen scene.
The band's appeal also stemmed from her status as rock's leading pinup girl of the late 1970s and early 1980s.
But what ultimately makes Blondie, well, Blondie is the hair color that partly inspired the band's name and gave Harry her trademark look.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/features/20060312-9999-1a12fame.html   (1306 words)

 VH1.com : Blondie : Biography
Blondie was the most commercially successful band to emerge from the much-vaunted punk/new wave movement of the late '70s.
Blondie expanded to a sextet in November with the addition of bassist Nigel Harrison (born in Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, England), as Infante switched to guitar.
The Hunter, Blondie's sixth and last new album, was released in May 1982, preceded by the single "Island of Lost Souls," a Top 40 hit in the U.S. and U.K. "War Child" also became a Top 40 hit in the U.K., but The Hunter was a commercial disappointment.
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When Blondie first got together in the mid-70s, bands like The New York Dolls, The Heartbreakers, Television, The Voidoids, Patti Smith, and others were redefining popular music in NYC in reaction to what the "hippie" music of the 60s had become after being swallowed up into the commercialized mainstream.
Blondie stood somewhat apart from these bands, daring to produce music based on a variety of pop influences which lacked the dark, intellectual overtones of much of the music of the scene.
Other NYC bands who took themselves rather seriously didn't get Blondie's "pop art" aesthetic, and females looked down on the way Deborah played up her sexuality on stage (ah, but who could have helped but be jealous of that face!).
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 Blondie band
Blondie is the name of an American rock band formed in 1975.
The band achieved several hit singles and was noted for its eclectic mix of musical styles incorporating elements of disco, pop and reggae, while retaining a basic style as a New Wave band.
In 1982 the band broke up but was reformed in 1999, and later in 2006 the band was inducted into «The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame».
www.poprockbands.com /blondie/band/prb.html   (108 words)

 Blondie - Parallel Lines
Blondie's third album is less concentrated on infantile pop remakes of the '60s and focuses on creating its own sound within a contemporary pop framework.
Blondie's massive international success was based on the band's ability to write good commercial pop, to blend it with the tartness and freshness of punk and new wave before entrusting the songs to the undoubted vocal talents of Debbie Harry, the group's vocalist and publicity figurehead.
Blondie turned to British pop producer Mike Chapman for their third album, on which they abandoned any pretensions to new wave legitimacy (just in time, given the decline of the new wave) and emerged as a pure pop band.
www.superseventies.com /spblondie.html   (863 words)

 BBC - h2g2 - Blondie - the Band
Blondie are an American rock group considered to be one of the pioneers behind the punk and new wave music scene in the USA.
Blondie were reunited in 1998 - or at least partly - with Harry, Stein, Destri and Burke present and correct, joined by newcomers Leigh Foxx on bass, guitarist Paul Carbonara and Kevin Patrick on keyboards.
This led to conflict and an actual falling-out live on stage when the band were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in 2006, with all the original members being invited.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/A18991713   (863 words)

The instrumental track was already recorded (by Moroder, not Blondie), so it only took Deb a couple of hours to record her vocals, including harmonies.
But the band's eclectic style reflected a diminished participation by its members — Infante sued, charging that he wasn't being used on the records, though he settled and stayed in the lineup.
By 1982 the band had virtually collapsed among lawsuits and solo projects.
www.discomuseum.com /Blondie.html   (1430 words)

 Wild Horse Spirit - Blondie2
Once Blondie was in the trip, her wounds noted to be more severe than thought.
In retrospect, from the description of Blondie's band and her mother, it was felt this same home, a year earlier, may have cared for and eventually adopted Blondie’s sister, "Arrow".
This is Arrow who survived a bow and arrow shot to her chest by a resident in the Mark Twain area and at the time of this 11-9-97 photo was recovering at her adoptive home with Sherry and Dennie in the Virginia Foothills area.
www.wildhorsespirit.org /whs_blondie.htm   (713 words)

 Blondie News
Earlier this year, Blondie front woman Deborah Harry said that their upcoming U.S. summer tour with the New Cars would be the band's last.
About the artist Blondie may have had a string of number one hits and Talking Heads may have won the hearts of the critics, but the Cars were the most successful American new wave band to emerge in the late...
But according to an interview with Ashlee Simpson in Elle magazine, the blonde bombshell-ette thinks Blondie lead singer, Deborah Harry is "sexy" and loves her and the rather ghoulish Chrissie Hynde for their...
www.topix.net /who/blondie   (692 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Greatest Hits: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Consider this, Blondie are not only they most creative and original artist in rock history, but if it were not for them, we would have half the things we do have today in music.
Blondie were the #1 Selling band on the planet from 1978-1981, giving us ground breaking rock, including "Heart of Glass, Rapture and Atomic".
Blondie also gave Hip Hop the break it needed, when "Rapture" was the first ever #1 Rap song, as was "The Tide is High" the first #1 Reggae song that millions around the world ever heard.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B00006W2U3   (1087 words)

 Blondie Announces Release of Greatest Hits - Sound & Vision, Featuring Brand New Mash-Up With The Doors
The legendary band is a little bit punk, a little bit reggae, a little bit rock, a little bit new wave, a little bit pop, a little bit hip-hop and a lot of downtown attitude.
The band went on to become a worldwide attraction, combining rock and pop with salsa, funk, disco, reggae and rap.
The band made a major comeback with the 1999 release of No Exit, which spawned the international hit, "Maria," which topped the charts in 14 different countries.
www.prnewswire.com /cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/01-31-2006/0004271713&EDATE=   (571 words)

 Amazon.com: Parallel Lines: Music: Blondie   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Blondie would do several more recordings before the band collapsed, and some of them would be very good--but PARALLEL LINES is IT, a landmark in the pop music lexicon.
Bands with silly names and fresh faces could churn out platter after platter of sing-along, dance-inducing joy, and soar to the top of the charts in the process.
Blondie makes the song, actually a cover of a tune recorded by an obscure LA group called the Nerves, their own, kicking off the album with an irresistibly catchy blast.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00005MNP8?v=glance   (1831 words)

 Big Karma Records
Blondie Chaplin was born in Durban, Natal, South Africa, to a musical family.
Blondie’s first band was called The Kats, then he moved on to The Kittens, where due to the purity and range of his voice, he caught the attention of Durban”s hottest band, The Flames.
Blondie joined The Flames and they recorded two number one hits, but due to apartheid it was almost impossible to play for all audiences.
www.bigkarmarecords.com /artist   (1003 words)

 CBGB Photo History - Blondie - Debbie Harry
New York, NY- Blondie, one of America s greatest punk/pop bands, is slated to release Live By Request on both CD and DVD this fall.
Thirty years later Blondie is still going strong, dishing out their brand of infectious pop tunes for the entire world to enjoy.
Blondie s Live By Request will be released on both CD and DVD by Sanctuary Records on September 14th, 2004.
www.cbgb.com /shrine/shriners/blondie.htm   (444 words)

 Blondie (band) Info - Encyclopedia WikiWhat.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
For other uses of "Blondie", see the Blondie disambiguation page.
Blondie was a very popular band in the 1970s and early 1980s founded in August 1974 in New York, New York by Deborah Harry of Wind in the Willows and Chris Stein of The Stilettos.
Also exhibiting a good deal of longevity, their better known hits were "Call Me" and "Heart of Glass." Their song "Rapture" is widely recognized as the first number one rap hit.
www.wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/b/bl/blondie__band_.html   (156 words)

 My Way News
When Blondie, the most commercially successful band to emerge from a fertile New York rock scene that also produced Talking Heads and the Ramones, reformed after 15 years, they didn't include former members Frank Infante and Nigel Harrison.
Johnny Van Zant, who replaced his brother as the lead singer, joined Kid Rock in a duet of the band's hit "Sweet Home Alabama," such a well-known prideful statement of Southern heritage that the title was later swiped for a Reese Witherspoon movie.
Blondie and the Sex Pistols reformed after long dormant periods, and so did Sabbath, who frequently headlined the popular Ozzfest summer concert tours.
apnews.myway.com /article/20060314/D8GBAF6O0.html   (843 words)

 Once More into the Bleach - Official Blondie and Debbie Harry Tribute Band
The band wear the classic Parallel Lines look of white shirt and fl trousers with ratty ties and baseball boots, whilst Sam copies the costumes of Deborah Harry (some given to her by the lady herself!).
Her band has full approval from Blondie and are the only ones to do so.
As one of the most successful tribute bands in the Country they were featured on Central TV News and were also featured in The Stage paper as the longest established tribute band.
www.intothebleach.co.uk /editable/biography.html   (857 words)

 The Deadbolt - Black Sabbath and Blondie Inducted Into Rock Hall
It appears tensions still ran high between Blondie diva Debby Harry and former bandmates Frank Infante and Nigel Harrison, who were spurned by the blonde frontlady when the band received their award.
Infante begged to perform with the band." The AP report goes on to reveal that Infante asked Harry if they could reunite on stage, but Harry made clear her band was already onstage, forcing the former bandmates to exit the stage not before Infante groaned his displeasure into the microphone.
Blondie rose to fame during the late 70's, emerging from the legendary New York rock underground alongside such musical acts the Ramones and Talking Heads.
www.thedeadbolt.com /news/444444/rockhallfame.php   (527 words)

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