LIFE - September 1979

Page 106 & 107

Photography: Norman Seeff
Reporting: Jennifer Allen

Blondie

Blondie takes its name from the spiky, yellow-tinted tresses of lead singer Deborah Harry. For four years the group ruled New York's tough teen-punk underground, with Harry - in tiger-striped miniskirts and leather leotards - as its pouty, gum-chewing moll. But her new image as a grown-up sex symbol, and the group's tart, cynical hit "Heart of Glass," which sold 1.6 million so far this year, have made Blondie the most commercial of the new groups.

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