Blondiefest: Tony Fletcher + David Quantick
How Blondie came to epitomise New York's multiple musical influences
Music writers and biographers Tony Fletcher and David Quantick kick off Blondiefest with a talk about Blondie's music in the context of the New York music scene of the 1970s. Blondie emerged from Village folk and underground rock, via the girl groups and glam to embrace punk, disco and hip-hop. As Tony Fletcher says, 'Without Blondie, pop music would have sounded so very very different - and it wouldn't have looked half as good, either.' General admission.
'Blondie were the finest pop band of the era.'