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Blondie was formed by vocalist (and former Playboy Bunny) Deborah Harry and guitarist Chris Stein in New York.  The two had performed together in a band called The Stilettos in the early 1970's, and after becoming romantically involved, they decided to strike out on their own.  Initially, they called themselves Angel and the Snakes, but by 1975, they had switched to Blonde in homage to the cat calls Deborah would receive ("Hey, Blondie!").  After being a regular in the club scene around NYC, Blondie caught the attention of record execs, and their self-titled debut album was released in 1976 and re-released in 1977 under a new label.

Blondie's initial success came from Australia after an Australian music television show accidently played of of their videos ("In the Flesh").  In 1978, Blondie released Plastic Letters, and their success spread to the USA with songs like "Denis", and "I'm Always Touched by Your Presence, Dear".  It was Blondie's 1978 release, Parallel Lines, that stands as the band's most successful effort to date.  Hit songs from this release included "Picture This", "Hanging On The Telephone", "Heart of Glass", "Sunday Girl", and "One Way or Another".  Blondie followed up with Eat to the Beat, which although did not do as well as its predecessor, did feature the hit songs "Atomic", "Dreaming", and "Union City Blues".  Blondie's hit song "Call Me", which was no. 1 in the USA and Canada for 6 weeks in 1980, was actually released on as a single on the movie soundtrack for American Gigolo.  Also released in 1980 was Autoamerican, which featured the hit songs "Rapture" and "The Tide is High".

In 1981, Blondie took a break, and Deborah Harry released a solo album called KooKoo and could also be found on the Silver Screen.  By 1982, the band was back together, and The Hunter was released.  This album did not do very well, but did feature two minor hits that some of you may remember: "Island of Lost Souls" and "War Child".  By 1982, the Blondie had broken up.  Harry and Stein continued their relationship in the midst of excessive drugs and financial hardship.  After an attempt and controling the madness, Harry continued her solo career by releasing Rockbird in 1986.  This solo career was modestly successful and continued in the 1990's.

By the mid to late 1990's, Blondie had reunited for several tours and was back in the studio.  They released No Exit in 1999 which featured the hit song "Maria".  At the time of this writing in early 2013, Blondie was still very active on stage and in the studio.  Blondie's current Discography is as follows:

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  • 1976: Blondie
  • 1978: Plastic Letters
  • 1978: Parallel Lines
  • 1979: Eat to the Beat
  • 1980: Autoamerican
  • 1981: The Best of Blondie
  • 1982: The Hunter
  • 1988: Once More into the Bleach
  • 1991: The Complete Picture
  • 1993: Blonde and Beyond
  • 1994: The Platinum Collection
  • 1995: Beautiful: The Remix Album
  • 1995: Remixed Remade Remodeled: Remix Project
  • 1996: Denis
  • 1997: Picture This Live
  • 1998: Picture This: The Essential Blondie Collection
  • 1998: Atomic: The Very Best of Blondie
  • 1999: No Exit
  • 2000: Livid
  • 2002: Greatest Hits
  • 2003: The Curse of Blondie
  • 2004: Live by Request
  • 2005: Greatest Hits: Sight and Sound
  • 2011: Panic of Girls

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