Pinboard #10 (Sunday 21st February 2021)
If you name your band Blondie, it is inevitable that the focus will be on your blonde lead singer, especially if she happens to be Debbie Harry. This month's pinboard has some of Blondie's biggest singles and a few Blondie-related records, all discarded empty sleeves that I rescued from the BBC Gramophone Library cataloguing section from my days there as chief rock cataloguer.
21.2.2021 (1255 hr)
Blip #3368 (#3118 + 250 archived blips taken 27.8.1960-18.3.2010)
Consecutive Blip #003
Blips/Extras In 2021 #025/265 + #011/100 Extras
Day #3984 (871 gaps from 26.3.2010)
LOTD #2511 (#2352 + 159 in archived blips)
Old Forge series
Treasure Trove series
Taken with Nikon Coolpix P900 (24-2000mm equivalent bridge camera)
Lozarhythm Of The Day:
Blondie - The tide is high (recorded 1980, United Western Recorders, Hollywood CA)
Blondie: Deborah Harry (vocals), Chris Stein (guitar), Jimmy Destri (keyboards, vocal), Frank Infante (guitar, vocal), Nigel Harrison (bass, vocal), Clem Burke (drums, vocal)
with Ollie E Brown, Emil Richards, Alex Acuña (percussion) and Jimmie Haskell (string and horn arrangements)
John Holt originally wrote this to record with his reggae group The Paragons in 1968, but this reimagining by Blondie for their album Autoamerican (they'd wanted to call it Coca Cola) became a number one single on both sides of the Atlantic and is the one now remembered. Incidentally, the late U-Roy also had success with his toast version of the Paragons' original).