Blondie

Happy 72nd birthday to Chris Stein born 5 Jan 1950, co-founder and guitarist of the new wave band Blondie. They scored five UK No.1 singles including the 1979 UK & US No.1 single ‘Heart Of Glass’ and the 1978 world-wide No.1 album Parallel Lines. Stein is also an accomplished photographer. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/artists/blondie/ Blondie Read the full […]

30 Oct 1978, Blondie released the single ‘Hanging on the Telephone’, as the second single from the album Parallel Lines. Written by Jack Lee from US West Coast power pop trio The Nerves. The song gave Blondie their first UK Top 10 hit. https://youtu.be/uWhkbDMISl8 Blondie – Hanging On The Telephone Read the full article at […]

Happy 76th birthday to Deborah Harry, born 1 July 1945, American singer, songwriter, and actress with Blondie who scored five UK No.1 singles including the 1979 UK & US No.1 single ‘Heart Of Glass’ and the 1978 world-wide No.1 album Parallel Lines. As a solo artists she scored the 1986 UK No. 8 single ‘French […]

28 April 1979, Taken from the band’s third studio album, Parallel Lines, Blondie’s ‘Heart Of Glass’ was at No.1 on the US chart, the first of their four chart-toppers in the US. Debbie Harry and Chris Stein wrote an early version of ‘Heart of Glass’, called ‘Once I Had a Love’, in 1974–75. This original […]

26 April 1980, Blondie were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Call Me’, the group’s fourth UK No.1, featured in the Richard Gere movie ‘American Gigolo’, the track was also a No.1 in the US where it became the band’s biggest selling single. Producer Giorgio Moroder originally asked Stevie Nicks from Fleetwood Mac […]

28 March 1981, Blondie started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Rapture’, the group’s fourth US No.1 and the first No. 1 song in the US to feature rap and its lyrics, notable for name-checking hip-hop pioneers Fab Five Freddy and Grandmaster Flash. https://youtu.be/pHCdS7O248g Blondie – Rapture Read the […]

1 Feb 1980, Blondie released ‘Call Me’, the main theme song of the 1980 film American Gigolo. It peaked at No. 1 for six consecutive weeks, and became the top-selling single of the year in the United States in 1980. https://youtu.be/StKVS0eI85I Blondie – Call Me (Official Video) Read the full article at The Day InMusic!: […]

30 Oct 1978, Blondie released the single ‘Hanging on the Telephone’, as the second single from the album Parallel Lines. Written by Jack Lee from US West Coast power pop trio The Nerves. The song gave Blondie their first UK Top 10 hit. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/artists/blondie/ Blondie | This Day In Music Read the full article at […]

12 Oct 1974, Blondie appeared at CBGB’s in New York City, under the name Blondie for the first time. The name is derived from comments made by truck drivers who catcalled “Hey, Blondie” to Harry as they drove by. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/artists/blondie/ Blondie | This Day In Music Founded in New York in 1974, Blondie became one […]

Happy 75th birthday to Deborah Harry, born 1 July 1945, American singer, songwriter, and actress with Blondie who scored five UK No.1 singles including the 1979 UK & US No.1 single 'Heart Of Glass' and the 1978 world-wide No.1 album Parallel Lines. As a solo artists she scored the 1986 UK No. 8 single 'French […]


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