Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Blondie On The Rockwalk

Multi-Platinum Rock Act Blondie To Be Inducted Into Hollywood's
Rockwalk

Hollywood, CA. (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) -The newest inductees into
the
prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Blondie emerged as the one of
the
great pop icons of New York's celebrated late '70s new wave punk scene.
The
original Blondie was formed in 1974 by art student/guitarist Chris
Stein and
vocalist/songwriter Deborah Harry. Drummer Clem Burke and keyboard
player
Jimmy Destri joined in 1975. The band played the fabled New York
downtown
circuit of CBGB's, Max's Kansas City and Mothers, amassing a major
following
before recording their first album Blondie in 1976. They followed that
album
with 1977's Plastic Letters which spawned the No 2 single in the U.K.
"Denis." That summer the band set to work on their third studio album,
Parallel Lines, with producer Mike Chapman. Released in 1978 and
selling
over 25 million copies worldwide, Parallel Lines produced the first
ever No
1 record for Blondie in the U.S. with "Heart of Glass." The highly
prolific
group continued to release influential albums and singles such as Eat
to the
Beat, which was released in 1979 and was quickly certified platinum,
and
they climbed the U.S. charts again, in 1980, with the hit single "Call
Me"
from the American Gigolo soundtrack. Autoamerican, also went platinum
and
produced the No 1 smash "The Tide Is High" while The Hunter, released
in
1982, included the single "Island of Lost Souls," their final U.S. hit
before Chris fell ill and the group disbanded. After 16 years apart
Blondie
reformed in 1999 and released their seventh studio album No Exit that
reached No 1 in 14 different countries on the success of the single
"Maria".
They returned again in 2004 with the release of The Curse of Blondie.
Blondie most recently released their Live By Request CD/DVD in 2004 and
their Greatest Hits: Sound and Vision CD/DVD in March of 2006. Blondie
is
currently on the road for the Road Rage Tour 2006 presented by VH1
Classic.
For more information on Blondie please visit www.blondie.net.
Hollywood's RockWalk is the only sidewalk gallery dedicated to honoring
those artists who have made a significant impact and lasting
contribution to
the growth and evolution Rock 'n' Roll, Blues and R&B. Their handprints
and
signatures will reside alongside other equally accomplished musicians
and
innovators such as Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, Johnny Cash, Elvis
Presley,
Bonnie Raitt, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Marvin Gaye, James Brown,
Brian
Wilson, Stevie Wonder, John Lee Hooker and Earth Wind & Fire among
numerous
others.

WHERE: Hollywood's RockWalk
7425 Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, CA
WHEN: Monday, May 22nd 2006 at Noon
*This event is FREE and OPEN to the public

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