As the lead singer of the new wave band Blondie, Debbie Harry was a constant part of the music charts during the seventies and eighties. The band and Harry saw great success with hits such as “Call Me,” “The Tide Is High,” “Atomic,” and “Rapture.”
The band took a hiatus, and the time gave Debbie a chance to work on her first solo album. “KooKoo” came out in the same year, and it also saw Harry starting an acting career. The band regrouped the following year, but the band split up for good in 1982, after which Harry was able to put all of her focus on her solo career.
Angus Young of AC/DC
Joined by his brother Malcolm, Angus Young formed a little band you might find familiar: AC/DC. Their first album in 1975, “High Voltage,” got them started, and then four more followed in short order. In 1979, however, they released “Highway to Hell,” which was their springboard to international fame – before, they really only had much of a fanbase in their home country of Australia.
Their lead singer Bon Scott died in 1979, and then the band released “Back in Black” in his honor. No doubt you've heard of this album since it's only the second highest-selling album of all time. EVER. The only song that tops it is Michael Jackson's “Thriller.”
Debbie Harry Today
As a tried-and-true punk icon, Debbie Harry is still one of those names that fans of the era will talk at length about. She released a total of five solo albums. She seems to love touring since she not only tours with her own material, but she also is ready to join Blondie whenever they get back together for a few shows.
Harry worked with the band Arcade Fire while they performed at Coachella, and then she started a residency for several weeks at the Cafe Carlyle in New York in 2015. Thanks to the length and output of her career, she was able to join VH1's “100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll.”
Joel And Benji Madden Today
While the band was on hiatus, the Madden brothers still put out some music. The band came back together in 2015, and soon after, they made the announcement that they had put out the single “Makeshift Love,” and they would perform the song at their first concert since the hiatus in November 2015.
Their sixth studio album came out in 2016, “Youth Authority.” The brothers have grown up a little and are now family men. Joel married TV personality, fashion designer (and daughter of Lionel Richie) Nicole Richie, while Benji is married to actress Cameron Diaz. Both marriages are still going strong, which is always nice to see.
Joel And Benji Madden of Good Charlotte
Through the beginning of the new millennium, Joel and Benji Madden had incredible popularity thanks to their band Good Charlotte. They broke through into the mainstream with their album “The Young and the Hopeless” thanks to the hit song “Lifestyles of The Rich and the Famous.”
They represented a hard-charging skate-punk aesthetic but combined it with a melodious pop sound and the spooky mascara sensibilities of 80s goth music. The band went on for a bit and then announced a hiatus in 2011 via an interview with “Rolling Stone."