Wednesday, April 14, 2010

New Wave Wednesday: "Dreaming", by Blondie

In the mid-70's "Blondie", fronted by lead singer and former Playboy Bunny Debbie Harry, topped the charts in Europe and Australia with their New Wave/ Punk sound. It wasn't until 1978 that the band broke through in the states with the release of their album "Parallel Lines" which included the hits "Heart of Glass", "The Tide is High". In 1979, the band released the album "Eat to the Beat", featuring the hit "Dreaming".

Debbie Harry went on to a successful film career, most notably as Velma Von Tussle, who hid a bomb in her beehive in the 1988 John Waters classic "Hairspray" (the original, not the sucky movie version of the Broadway musical).

Blondie was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006

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