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Fact Sheet

Musical genre:Punk, Rock  
City  New York, New York, USA
Years active1974-
Blondie was a very popular band in the 1970s and early 1980s founded in August 1974 in New York, New York by Deborah Harry of Wind in the Willows and Chris Stein of The Stilettos. Sometimes disco, sometimes punk, sometimes new wave, sometimes rap, Blondie re-invented themselves at every turn. Also exhibiting a good deal of longevity, their better known hits were "Call Me" and "Heart of Glass." Their song "Rapture" is widely recognized as the first number one rap hit. Debbie Harry and Blondie were close to the Warhol-Haring-Boho New York art scene of the early 80's; they featured graffiti artists Fab Five Freddy and Jean-Michel Basquiat in the video for "Rapture".