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    • Blondie had their first #1 record (in the United States) with their song Heart of Glass.

    • Blondie was inducted into the Hollywood's Rock Walk of Fame in May, 2006.

    • Blondie was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March, 2006.

    • The name of the band was taken from comments of the truck drivers who said "Hey, Blondie!" to Harry as they drove by.

    • Their album Parallel Lines was produced by Mike Chapman.

    • Blondie have influenced different singers and musicians like Gwen Stefani, or Madonna, the band L7, Shirley Manson etc.

    • They released their seventh album, No Exit, in 1999. Album's single Maria reached #1 on the UK charts.

    • They released their sixth album, The Hunter, in 1982. Album's singles, Island of Lost Souls reached #11 on the UK charts, and War Child reached #39 on the UK charts, but didn't reach the US charts.

    • They got their first record deal with Private Stock Records and they released their debut album Blondie in 1976. But, Private Stock Records was then bought by the UK-based company, Chrysalis Records, and they re-released Blondie on the new label in 1977.

    • They released their fifth album, Autoamerican, in 1980. Album's singles The Tide is High reached #1 in the UK and Us charts, while single Rapture reached #1 in the US charts, while in UK charts it reached #5.

    • They released their fourth album, Eat to the Beat in 1979. Album's singles Atomic (reached #1 in the UK charts), Dreaming (reached #2 in the UK charts), Union City Blue (reached #13 in the UK charts) weren't so successful in the US charts as they were in the UK charts.

    • They released their third album Parallel Lines in 1978. Album's singles Picture This and Hanging on the Telephone were hits in the UK, but they weren't in the US charts.

    • They released their second album, Plastic Letters, in 1977. Album's single Denis reached #2 on the British charts.

    • They released the album The Curse of Blondie in October 2003 featuring 14 songs.

    • The band consists of several people: Deborah Harry (vocals), Clem Burke (drums), Chris Stein (guitar), Paul Carbonara (guitar), Leigh Foxx (bass), Kevin Patrick(keyboards).

  • Quotes

    • Jimmy Destri: (about band's disbanding) It was never one thing where anyone said "Let's stop!". We just stopped.

    • Deborah Harry: The guys have gotten really good at what they do. I mean they always were good players and songwriters, but I think now you could say they're accomplished.

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