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07/29/2014 05:38 EDT | Updated 07/29/2014 05:59 EDT

40 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About Blondie To Mark Their 40th Anniversary

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Debbie Harry and Blondie performs at Perez Hilton's One Night in Austin showcase at the Austin Music Hall at the 2014 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival, on Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by John Davisson/Invision/AP)

Blondie have had much to celebrate this year as the New Wave icons turned 40.

Having headlined at SXSW, released a double-disc package titled "Blondie 4(0) Ever" in May and then hit the summer festival circuit, including stops at Ottawa Bluesfest, Festival d'ete de Quebec and Pemberton Music Festival in B.C., the band is clearly still going strong.

Having gotten their start as staples of the CBGB's scene in the mid-70s, Blondie skyrocketed to stardom with the release of their third studio album, 1978's, "Parallel Lines." Their musical mixture of punk rock, reggae, funk, disco and even rap, combined with frontwoman Debbie Harry's streetwise style and cool sexuality, solidified Blondie's place near the top of 20th century pop.

So you know Blondie, but do you know everything about Blondie? Probably not.

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