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Blondie Parallel Lives
Blondie Parallel Lives

Blondie Parallel Lives


368 Pages, 6.25 x 9.25

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $24.99 (US $24.99) (CA $33.99)

Publication Date: March 2019

ISBN 9781785582943

Rights: US & CA

Omnibus Press (Mar 2019)

Price: $24.99


Trusted confidantes of the band recount Blondie's history, examining a comprehensive archive of personal material and previously unpublished interviews

One of the most iconic groups of their generation, Blondie experienced an unparalleled rise to global superstardom during the late 1970s. Drawing upon extensive new firsthand interview material from Debbie Harry, Chris Stein, and many other significant players in the band's long history, Blondie: Parallel Lives is the definitive eye-witness account of the group's long and often tumultuous existence. Beginning with their childhoods and influences, the book is also an evocative homage to the unique New York scene of the 1970s. It charts the development of Blondie to their massive popular success and eventual break up and covers how Debbie Harry set her career aside to nurse Chris through a debilitating genetic disease. It recounts the group's 1997 renaissance with their No Exit album, the controversies surrounding the 2006 induction to the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, and the most recent release of Panic of Girls.

Author Biography

Kris Needs is a former NME journalist and Zigzag editor. He has written several rock biographies including Joe Strummer and the Legend of the Clash, The Scream: The Music Myths and Misbehaviour of Primal Scream, and Trash! The Complete New York Dolls. He is a regular contributor to Record Collector and Mojo. Dick Porter has written several rock biographies including Trash! and The Cramps: A Short History of Rock n Roll Psychosis. He is a regular contributor to the award winning Mudkiss website.