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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Blondie IS a Group and Still Touring!

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On this date in 1978, Blondie began a 2-night, sold-out stand at the erstwhile Starwood club in West Hollywood. Blondie was up and coming and constantly on the road. That spring time 1978 tour had a slogan: Blondie is a Group! and in six months' time, the band would have a breakthrough smash hit with their own "disco song," a chestnut from their own archives, Heart of Glass.

The album Parallel Lines which included "Heart of Glass" and other hits such as "Hanging on the Telephone," and "One Way or Another" would support that "Blondie is a Group" slogan by showcasing the song writing talents of band members other than the Debbie Harry/Chris Stein combination, as well as showing off the group's continuing penchant for picking the perfect pop cover.

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That Starwood show was a hot sweaty spring time night of excitement, and the backstage well-wishers included Rodney Bingenheimer and Nick Gilder.

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Debbie Harry backstage at the Starwood with Pleasant.

Blondie will be on tour this year - read the tour dates at the Vintage Vinyl News blog!

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