Blondie’s iconic career in pictures

The world’s coolest band, through the ages

Their eponymous debut album was released in 1976 under Private Stock Records, and re-released in 1977 under Chrysalis Records. Blondie’s big break came when their B-side ‘In The Flesh’ was played by accident instead of ‘X-Offender’ on Australian music television programme Countdown. The resulting success got so intense, fans almost rioted in Brisbane when Harry cancelled a show due to illness.

With a career spanning over 40 years, number one hits in three consecutive decades and an NME Godlike Genius award under their belts, Blondie have built an unparalleled legacy, all without breaking a sweat. And with new album ‘Pollinator’ due in May – a star-studded eleventh LP that’s testament to their pulling power – we’re taking a look at how the new wave heroes went from CBGB residents to one of the most iconic groups in the world.

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