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2006 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Blondie

Blondie

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  • Year:
    2006
  • Inducted by:
    Shirley Manson
  • Category:
    Performers

Hall of Fame Essay

2006

Barbara O’Dair

A Blondie classic is hard to characterize.

The group has produced both hits and experiments in multiple musical genres to dizzying and dazzling effect - raw punk gems; goofy homages to girl groups, comics, and B films; hard, fast rock; and gorgeous melanges of disco, rap and techno pop.

“Hanging on the Telephone,” “One Way or Another,” “Heart of Glass,” “Call Me,” “Rapture” — the songs that charted in the U.S. or U.K. were staggeringly different from one other.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Program Cover 2006
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no bling, no flash, no ego - they truly are a rare breed.

Shirley Manson

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The vanguard of the New Wave

Blondie have experimented with nearly every genre on record—reggae, rap, punk, disco, etc. Yet their willingness to experiment is anchored by their roots in tuneful Sixties pop.

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Photography: Henry Diltz

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