In 1978 Blondie released the album, “Parallel Lines” produced by Mike Chapman. 40 years ago on April 28th, 1979, the fourth single from that album, “Heart of Glass,” hit the number one spot on the Billboard Charts and suddenly the band were transported from CBGB’s and the New York punk clubs to bigger venues across the country and international popularity.
Since today is the 40th anniversary of their groundbreaking single going to the number one spot back in 1979, I have a half dozen links to online articles about the song “Heart of Glass” and the album it was featured on, “Parallel Lines.”
And of course below that are the Coming Attractions for the upcoming week here on MBIP!
How Blondie Got to “Heart of Glass” - Here’s a nice history of how Blondie started out in the punk scene and then the song “Heart of Glass” propelled them deep into the heart of mainstream rock ‘n roll culture.
Songfacts: “Heart of Glass” by Blondie - This post details how “Heart of Glass” was first written in 1974 by Debbie Harry and Chris Stein with the name, “The Disco Song.”
Don't Trip on the 3/4 Measure: Changing Meter in Blondie's "Heart of Glass" - A learned observation of the tune that goes from “4/4 (duple-duple) to 3/4 (triple-duple).”
Hear The Evolution Of Blondie’s “Heart Of Glass” - This feature has the different versions of “Heart of Glass” as it evolved through time.
A Cool Blonde and a Hot Band - Blondie - A 1979 article about Blondie’s breakout success due to “Heart of Glass” in the NY Times.
35 Years Ago: Blondie Release ‘Parallel Lines’ - A review of the album that featured “Heart of Glass”, “Parallel Lines,” 35 years after its release.
We’ve got a big week here at MBIP and I’ll be introducing a couple new weekly segments for this spring/summer season of posts.
Monday: Last night was the 24th anniversary party of Nick ‘N Willy’s in the Metro Centre and they had a reunion party with past employees, pizza, cake from Le Bakery and presents from Relics! It was a lot of fun and we’ll have highlights of the festivities tomorrow!
Wednesday: Last week Chelsie Tamms had a ribbon cutting ceremony at The Nest celebrating her three years of doing creative business as Lettering Works here in Peoria. There was a big crowd with cake, music from Projekts and a pair of giant scissors!
Thursday: This is one of the new weekly series which is a live cooking segment called, “30 Minute Marty Meals.” Look out Rachael Ray!
Friday: Yet another new series and this one is called, “Casual Fridays at MBIP World Headquarters.” Basically this will be me writing about stuff inside of the MBIP World Headquarters. Tune in as I’m still trying to figure this segment out myself.
Saturday: The second feature of another new series that debuted yesterday, “Saturday Night Dinner Suggestions.”
That’s what’s happening next week, have a wonderful and funderful Sunday everybody!
Related Posts: Sunday Links: The Kent State Shootings, Good Vibrations by The Beach Boys and The 55th Anniversary of the Beatles First Ed Sullivan Appearance.