Blondie

Blondie Popular and influential New York-based new wave band that produced classic singles from disco to pop to punk.

Blondie

Debbie Harry met guitarist Chris Stein in the 1970's, and the two started a band that would later become the world-famous Blondie. Categorized as new wave (a genre of music shaped by styles that include punk, electronica, reggae and funk), Blondie eventually met commercial and critical success. The band's third album, Parallel Lines, catapulted Harry to stardom and the song "Heart of Glass" reached No. 1, later followed by other chart-toppers like "Call Me," "The Tide Is High" and "Rapture." With her musical know-how and mesmerizing aesthetics, Harry became a pop icon, influencing many female singers to come.

Blondie's third album, the critically exalted Parallel Lines, helped catapult the band to pop music stardom. The disco/glam single "Heart of Glass" reached the top of the U.S. charts in 1978, while the campy, more traditionally rock-ish "One Way or Another" became a top 25 hit. Harry served not only as lead vocalist for the group but wrote many of its songs with Stein. With her white-blond hair, high cheekbones and commanding, cool style partially inspired by comic books and movies, Harry became a pop music icon. Harry was one of the few female recording artists to rise to the top and paved the way for later acts like Madonna and many more...