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Embracing a wide selection of pop music that encompassed British Invasion rock and roll, garage rock and roll, disco, reggae, Latin rhythms, and hip-hop, Blondie was probably the most commercially successful strap to emerge from the brand new York punk/new wave community from the late ’70s. The group was shaped in NEW YORK in August 1974 by vocalist Deborah Harry (b. July 1, 1945, Miami, Florida), previously from the folk-pop group Blowing wind within the Willows, and guitarist Chris Stein (b. January 5, 1950, Brooklyn, NY) from the remnants of Harry’s earlier group, the Stilettos. The lineup fluctuated on the following yr; drummer Clement Burke (b. November 24, 1955, NY) joined in-may 1975, and bassist Gary Valentine authorized on in August, while key pad player Wayne Destri (b. Apr 13, 1954) arrived up to speed in Oct, completing the original permanent lineup. Among the 1st bands for the CBGB picture to score an archive offer, Blondie released their 1st recording, Blondie, on Personal Stock Information in Dec 1976. In July 1977, Valentine was changed by Frank Infante. In August 1977, Chrysalis Information bought Blondie’s agreement from Private Share and in Oct released their second record, Plastic Words. (Chrysalis also reissued the debut LP.) Blondie extended to some sextet in November by adding bassist Nigel Harrison (blessed in Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, Britain), as Infante turned to electric guitar. Blondie broke commercially within the U.K. in March 1978, when their cover of Randy & the Rainbows’ 1963 strike “Denise,” renamed “Denis,” became a high Ten strike, as did Plastic material Letters, accompanied by another U.K. TOP, “(I’m Always Handled from your) Existence, Dear.” Blondie considered U.K. manufacturer/songwriter Mike Chapman because of their third record, Parallel Lines, that was released in Sept 1978 and finally broke them world-wide. “Picture This” became a U.K. Best 40 strike, and “Dangling on calling” produced the U.K. TOP, nonetheless it was the album’s third one, the disco-influenced “Heart of Cup,” that had taken Blondie to number 1 in both U.K. as well as the U.S. “Weekend Girl” strike number one within the U.K. in-may, and “Some way” strike the U.S. Best 40 in August. Blondie adopted with their 4th album, Eat towards the Defeat, in Oct. Its 1st solitary, “Thinking,” went TOP within the U.K., Best 40 within the U.S. The next U.K. solitary, “Union Town Blue,” proceeded to go Best 40. In March 1980, the 3rd U.K. solitary from Eat towards the Defeat, “Atomic,” became the group’s third English number 1. (It later on produced the U.S. Best 40.) In the meantime, Harry was collaborating with German disco maker Giorgio Moroder on “Contact Me,” the theme through the film American Gigolo. It became Blondie’s second transatlantic chart-topper. Blondie’s 5th album, Autoamerican, premiered in November 1980, and its own 1st solitary was the reggae-ish tune “The Tide Can be Large,” which visited number one within the U.S. and U.K. The next solitary was the rap-oriented “Rapture,” which topped the U.S. pop graphs and went TOP within the U.K. However the band’s eclectic design reflected a lower life expectancy involvement by its users: Infante sued, charging that he wasn’t used around the information, though he resolved and stayed within the lineup. In 1981, the users of Blondie done individual tasks, notably Harry’s gold-selling solo recording, KooKoo. THE VERY BEST of Blondie premiered in nov the entire year. The Hunter, Blondie’s 6th album, premiered in-may 1982, preceded from the solitary “Isle of Shed Souls,” a high 40 strike within the U.S. and U.K. “War Kid” also became a high 40 strike within the U.K., however the Hunter was a industrial disappointment, mainly because was the concert tour that adopted. By enough time The Hunter was finished, Stein became significantly ill using the hereditary disease pemphigus. Because of this, Blondie quietly split up in Oct 1982, with Debbie Harry starting a part-time single career while looking after Stein, who ultimately retrieved. In 1998, a fresh Blondie lineup anchored by Harry, Stein, Destri, and Burke united to tour European countries, their initial series of schedules in 16 years; a fresh LP, No Leave, followed early another year. After even more touring, another studio room established, The Curse of Blondie, implemented in 2003, along with a DVD from the Live by Demand plan from A&E premiered in 2004. In 2006, Blondie celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary making use of their induction in to the Rock and roll & Move Hall of Popularity and the discharge of Greatest Strikes: Audio & Eyesight, a best-of collection that included all their traditional videos aswell. Blondie returned to focus on first material in Oct 2009, decamping to upstate NY to start documenting a new studio room album. Additional periods were kept in Hoboken, as well as the ensuing Panic of Women premiered in July 2011. In 2013, Blondie lay out on the concert tour with another iconic female-fronted music group, X, and came back towards the documenting studio to focus on a new studio room set, that was released in 2014 as Spirits of Download. 3 years later on, Blondie teamed with maker John Congleton for Pollinator, which presented tunes and cameos from famous brands Charli XCX, Nick Valensi from the Strokes, Sia Fuller, Bloodstream Orange, Dave Sitek, and Johnny Marr.

Quick Facts


Full Name Blondie
Height 1.6 m
Profession Actor, Lead Vocals, Singer-songwriter, Film Score Composer
Nationality American
Parents Richard Harry, Catherine Harry
Awards Juno Award for International Single of the Year, TV Land Icon Award
Music Songs Heart of Glass, Call Me, Rapture, One Way or Another, Maria, The Tide Is High, Dreaming, Hangin on the Telephone, Atomic, Sunday Girl, Picture This, In The Flesh, Union City Blue, Denis, X Offender, Rip Her to Shreads, The Hardest Part, Presence Dear, Good Boys, Island of Lost Souls, Fun, Long Time, War Child, I'm Gonna Love You Too, A Rose By Any Name, Nothing Is Real but the Girl, What I Heard, No Exit, Sugar On the Side, Die Young Stay Pretty, Detroit 442, Fade Away and Radiate
Albums Parallel Lines, Autoamerican, Plastic Letters, Eat to the Beat, Pollinator, Live, Blondie 4(0)-Ever, Panic of Girls, No Exit, The Hunter, Blondie, The Curse of Blondie, Live by Request, Picture This Live, Greatest Hits, The Best of Blondie, Once More into the Bleach, Blonde and Beyond, Remixed Remade Remodeled: The Remix Project, Atomic: The Very Best of Blondie, The Complete Picture: The Very Best of Deborah Harry and Blondie, The Platinum Collection, Beautiful: The Remix Album, Picture This – The Essential Blondie Collection, Singles Box, At the BBC, Paradise Ballroom (Live), In the Flesh (Live), Paradise, Boston, November 4th, 1978 (Doxy Collection, Remastered, Live on Fm Broadcasting), Live At The Old Waldorf, San Francisco CA, 21 Sep '77 – Early And Late Shows (Remastered) [Live FM Radio Broadcast Concert In Superb Fidelity], X Offender - Live FM Radio Broadcast Concert. Old Waldorf, San Francisco. Sep 1977 (Remastered), Live at El Mocambo, Toronto, 1978 - FM Radio Broadcast, Greatest Hits: Sight + Sound, Rapture in Toronto (Live), The Best Of Blondie - Live in '79, Hits Live! - Paradise, Boston, MA. 4 Nov 78 (Remastered) [Live FM Radio Broadcast In Superb Fidelity], Singles Collection: 1977-1982, Denis, Swim To The Moon, Real Real Blondie (Live), The Essential Collection, Bite Size Blondie
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal


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#Fact
1 Blondie was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 13, 2006 and the Rock Walk Hall of Fame on May 22, 2006.
2 Members have included Deborah Harry, Chris Stein, Clem Burke, Nigel Harrison, Jimmy Destri, Gary Valentine.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Up the Academy 1980 performer: "X Offender", "One Way Or Another"
Union City 1980 performer: "Union City Blue"
Little Darlings 1980 performer: "One Way Or Another"
American Gigolo 1980 performer: "Call Me"
The Old Grey Whistle Test 1979 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Polizeiinspektion 1 1979 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live 1979 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Bitch 1979 performer: "Denis Denee"
WKRP in Cincinnati 1979 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Midnight Special 1979 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Rock Concert 1978 TV Series performer - 1 episode
T2 Trainspotting 2017 performer: "Dreaming"
Who's Doing the Dishes? 2016 TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Nocturama 2016 "Call Me"
Educando a Nina 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Everybody Wants Some!! 2016 performer: "Heart Of Glass"
Molly: The Real Thing 2016 TV Movie documentary performer: "One Way Or Another"
Molly 2016 TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode
The Mysteries of Laura 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
That's So... 2016 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Black Mass 2015 performer: "War Child"
Doctors 2010-2015 TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Wimbledon 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Holding the Man 2015 performer: "Dreaming"
RuPaul's Drag Race 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Ochéntame... otra vez 2015 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Top of the Pops: The Story of 1980 2015 TV Movie documentary performer: "Atomic"
The Comeback 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Atop the Fourth Wall 2011-2014 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Connection 2014 performer: "Call Me"
If I Stay 2014 performer: "Picture This"
Satisfaction 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Os Homens São de Marte... E é pra Lá que Eu Vou! 2014 performer: "Heart of Glass"
Blondie at BBC Maida Vale 2014 TV Movie performer: "Sugar on the Side", "Hanging on the Telephone", "Call Me", "Mile High", "Atomic", "Heart of Glass", "One Way or Another", "A Rose By Any Name", "Rapture", "You Gotta Fight for Your Right To Party!"
Masters Snooker 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Skeleton Twins 2014 performer: "Denis"
Rude Tube 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
CBGB 2013 performer: "Denis", "X Offender", "Sunday Girl"
The '80s: The Decade That Made Us 2013 TV Mini-Series documentary performer - 3 episodes
When Albums Ruled the World 2013 TV Movie documentary performer: "Heart of Glass" - uncredited
Mein, Lover, sein Vater und ich 2013 TV Movie performer: "Call Me" - uncredited
Top of the Pops: The Story of 1978 2013 TV Movie documentary performer: "Picture This"
One Hit Wonderland 2012 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Girl Most Likely 2012 performer: "Sunday Girl", "Dreaming"
The Iceman 2012 performer: "Heart of Glass"
Stars 80 2012 performer: "Call Me"
For the Love of Money 2012 performer: "CALL ME"
Sex, Lies & Rinsing Guys 2012 TV Movie documentary performer: "Atomic" - uncredited
La vie d'une autre 2012 performer: "Maria"
For a Good Time, Call... 2012 performer: "Call Me"
Death in Paradise 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Poppies 2011 Video performer: "Rapture"
Shame 2011 performer: "Rapture"
Super 8 2011 performer: "Heart of Glass"
Les neiges du Kilimandjaro 2011 performer: "Heart of Glass"
Bridesmaids 2011/I performer: "Rip Her to Shreds"
Supernatural 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
American Idol 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
20 to 1 2011 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Amigos... 2011 performer: "One Way or Another"
Cuéntame 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Til the End of the Day 2011 Short performer: "Fade Away and Radiate"
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2010 TV Special "Call Me Uprising"
Di Di Hollywood 2010 performer: "One War or Another"
Virginia 2010 performer: "One Way Or Another"
Todd's Pop Song Reviews 2010 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Robert Williams Mr. Bitchin' 2010 Documentary performer: "Rapture"
Glee 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Cold Case 2006-2010 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Skateland 2010 performer: "THE TIDE IS HIGH", "HEART OF GLASS"
Waiting for 'Superman' 2010 Documentary performer: "Dreaming"
The Spy Next Door 2010 performer: "One Way or Another"
Loose Women 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Accidents Happen 2009 performer: "Dreaming"
Everybody Hates Chris 2007-2009 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
El agente 00-P2 2009 performer: "One Way or Another"
Ghost Whisperer 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Vilaine 2008 performer: "Heart Of Glass"
Guitar Hero World Tour 2008 Video Game performer: "One Way or Another"
Zack and Miri Make a Porno 2008 performer: "Dreaming"
Psych 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Daylight Robbery 2008 performer: "One Way Or Another"
Skins 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Wire 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Ugly Betty 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Heartbreak Kid 2007 performer: "Rapture"
Los cronocrímenes 2007 performer: "Picture This"
In the City of Sylvia 2007 performer: "Heart of Glass"
Margot at the Wedding 2007 performer: "Union City Blue"
The Nanny Diaries 2007 performer: "The Tide Is High"
Damages 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Abridged Movie 2007 TV Movie performer: "One Way or Another" - uncredited
We Own the Night 2007 performer: "Heart of Glass", "Rapture"
ER 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Gracie 2007 performer: "Hanging on the Telephone", "Heart of Glass"
Son of Rambow 2007 performer: "Rapture"
The Lather Effect 2006 performer: "The Tide Is High"
Will & Grace 2003-2006 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Alias 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Gilmore Girls 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Sopranos 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories 2006 Video Game performer: "Heart Of Glass"
Dancing with the Stars 2006 TV Series 1 episode
AMV Hell 3: The Motion Picture 2005 performer: "The Tide is High", "One Way or Another"
L'anniversaire 2005 performer: "Call Me"
Tjenare kungen 2005 performer: "Hanging On The Telephone", "HEART OF GLASS"
The Business 2005 performer: "Heart of Glass", "Call Me"
Sugar Rush 2005/I TV Series performer: "One Way Or Another"
Quo Vadis, Baby? 2005 performer: "X Offender"
Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live 2005 TV Special documentary performer: "Dreaming"
Ellie Parker 2005 performer: "Heart of Glass"
Le plus beau jour de ma vie 2004 performer: "Heart of Glass"
Narco 2004 performer: "Heart of Glass"
In the Battlefields 2004 performer: "Heart of glass"
The Simpsons 2004 TV Series performer - 1 episode
New York Minute 2004/I performer: "One Way or Another"
Mean Girls 2004 performer: "One Way or Another"
Monster 2003 performer: "Tide Is High" 1980
Mayor of the Sunset Strip 2003 Documentary performer: "Dreaming"
Anger Management 2003 performer: "Heart of Glass"
End of the Century 2003 Documentary performer: "Heart of Glass"
Absolutely Fabulous 2002 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 2002 Video Game performer: "Atomic" / writer: "Atomic"
The Rules of Attraction 2002 performer: "Sunday Girl"
Bend It Like Beckham 2002 performer: "Atomic" 1980
The Wash 2001 performer: "Rapture"
Glitter 2001 performer: "Heart Of Glass"
When Strangers Appear 2001 performer: "Atomic"
EastEnders 2001 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Wie Feuer und Flamme 2001 performer: "Hanging on the telephone"
Walk on By: The Story of Popular Song 2001 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Viktor Vogel - Commercial Man 2001 performer: "Call Me"
100 Greatest Number One Singles 2001 TV Special documentary performer: "Heart of Glass"
Top of the Pops: The True Story 2001 TV Movie documentary performer: "Dreaming"
Attachments 2000 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Lucky Numbers 2000 performer: "Rapture"
Coyote Ugly 2000 performer: "One Way or Another"
The '70s 2000 TV Movie performer: "One Way or Another", "Heart of Glass" - uncredited
Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo 1999 performer: "Call Me"
Ang Boyfriend kong pari 1999 performer: "Time is High"
The Big Tease 1999 performer: "Out In The Streets"
Queer as Folk 1999 TV Series performer - 4 episodes
200 Cigarettes 1999 performer: "Rapture", "In the Flesh", "Maria", "No Exit The Loud Allstar Rock Remix"
No Exit 1999 TV Movie documentary performer: "Dreaming", "Hanging on the Telephone", "Screaming Skin", "Atomic", "Forgive and Forget", "Shayla", "Union City Blue", "Sunday Girl", "Maria", "Call Me", "One Way or Another", "In the Flesh", "Rapture", "Rip Her to Shreds", "Living in the Real World", "Heart of Glass"
The Rugrats Movie 1998 performer: "One Way or Another"
Bride of Chucky 1998 performer: "Call Me"
SLC Punk! 1998 performer: "Dreaming"
The Adventures of Sebastian Cole 1998 performer: "Call Me"
54 1998 performer: "Heart Of Glass"
Whatever 1998 performer: "The Hardest Part"
The Last Days of Disco 1998 performer: "The Tide Is High", "Heart of Glass"
Overnight Delivery 1998 Video performer: "One Way or Another"
One Night Stand 1997 performer: "Heart of Glass"
L.A. Johns 1997 TV Movie performer: "Heart Of Glass"
True Love and Chaos 1997 performer: "Heart of Glass"
Donnie Brasco 1997 performer: "One Way or Another" 1978, "Heart Of Glass" 1975
Beverly Hills Ninja 1997 performer: "One Way or Another"
Sunset Beach 1997 TV Series performer: "Tide Is High", "Maria"
Striptease 1996 performer: "The Tide Is High"
Due South 1996 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Kicking and Screaming 1995 performer: "Heart of Glass"
Muriel's Wedding 1994 performer: "The Tide Is High"
Top of the Pops TV Series 1 episode, 1981 performer - 36 episodes, 1978 - 1994
Beavis and Butt-Head 1993 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Sjans 1992 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol 1990 Documentary performer: "Heart of Glass"
Diese Drombuschs 1990 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Quantum Leap 1990 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Longtime Companion 1989 performer: "The Tide Is High"
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master 1988 performer: "In The Flesh"
My Best Friend Is a Vampire 1987 performer: "One Way Or Another"
Summer School 1987 performer: "Rapture"
Women in Rock 1986 Video documentary performer: "The Tide Is High"
Electric Blue 22 1985 Video performer: "Heart Of Glass" - uncredited
The A-Team 1985 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Cool Cats: 25 Years of Rock 'n' Roll Style 1983 Video documentary performer: "The Hardest Part", "Heart of Glass" - uncredited
California Girls 1983 performer: "Heart of Glass"
Wild Style 1983 performer: "Pretty Baby", "Rapture"
The Last American Virgin 1982 performer: "In the Flesh"
Partners 1982 performer: "Call Me"
A Night at Halsted's 1982 performer: "I Didn't Have the Nerve to Say No" - uncredited
Splitz 1982 performer: "Heart of Glass", "One Way or Another"
Downtown 81 1981 performer: "Rapture"
Just Before Dawn 1981 performer: "Heart Of Glass"
Endless Love 1981 performer: "Heart Of Glass"
Voorbij, voorbij 1981 TV Movie performer: "Heart of Glass" - uncredited
The Hand 1981 performer: "Union City Blue"
Valehtelija 1981 performer: "Living In The Real World"
Roadie 1980 performer: "Ring of Fire" / producer: "Ring of Fire"

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Notoriety 2002 Short composer: additional music
California Girls 1983 musician

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Blondie: Mother 2011 Short

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Concussion 2013 the producers wish to thank
Sing Your Song 2011 Documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 85th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 2016 TV Movie Herself
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf 2014-2015 TV Series Themselves
Good Morning America 2014 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guests
Live with Kelly and Michael 2014 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guests
The Daily Show 2014 TV Series Themselves
Blondie at BBC Maida Vale 2014 TV Movie Themselves
Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2014 2013 TV Movie Themselves
New Year's Rockin' Eve Presents the 30 Greatest Women in Music 2013 TV Movie Themselves - Performer
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1999-2011 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest / Herself - Musical Guest
Live from Abbey Road 2011 TV Series Themselves
Isle of Wight Festival 2010: Live 2010 TV Special Themselves
VH1 Divas 2004 2004 TV Movie Themselves
Late Show with David Letterman 1999-2004 TV Series Themselves / Themselves - Musical Guest
VH-1 Where Are They Now? 2002 TV Series documentary Themselves
Power Vision - Pop Galerie 2000 TV Series documentary Themselves
Música sí 1999 TV Series Themselves
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1999 TV Series Themselves
Later... With Jools Holland 1998 TV Series Themselves
Music Central 1981 TV Movie Themselves
New Year's Rockin' Eve 1980 1979 TV Special Themselves - Performers
The Old Grey Whistle Test 1979 TV Series Themselves
Top of the Pops 1978-1979 TV Series Themselves
Saturday Night Live 1979 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
The Mike Douglas Show 1979 TV Series Herself - Vocalist
New American Bandstand 1965 1979 TV Series Themselves
The Midnight Special 1979 TV Series Themselves
Rock Concert 1978 TV Series Themselves
The Blank Generation 1976 Documentary Themselves

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ochéntame... otra vez 2015 TV Series documentary Themselves
Peter Andre's 90 Party Hits of the 90s 2014 TV Movie Themselves
When Albums Ruled the World 2013 TV Movie documentary Themselves
Top of the Pops: The Story of 1978 2013 TV Movie documentary Themselves
Getaway 2007 TV Series Themselves
Mayor of the Sunset Strip 2003 Documentary Themselves
Walk on By: The Story of Popular Song 2001 TV Series documentary Themselves
Cool Cats: 25 Years of Rock 'n' Roll Style 1983 Video documentary Themselves
Top of the Pops 1978-1981 TV Series Themselves
The Old Grey Whistle Test 1979 TV Series Themselves

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