NYC UNDERGROUND ICON: ‘HIYA KIDS, BLONDIE FANS ARE THE BEST’ (1978-82)

MY LIFE IS LIKE A LATE NIGHT RERUN. – DEBBIE HARRY

In a pre-digital era, fan clubs were a means of community building and disseminating information, from new record releases, bios, and tour schedules to exclusive band merchandise. Beyond the promotional aspect of building artist identity, fan club ephemera were a means of establishing a personal connection with fans and followers.

Wild Dog Archives includes a number of press kits and promotional items from now defunct fan clubs as well as handwritten letters. Henry Wild Dog was a superfan of female-fronted bands such as the Helen Wheels Band and Blondie.

  OFFICIAL BLONDIE FAN CLUB EPHEMERA AND PUNK ZINE NO. 10 COURTESY OF   WILD DOG ARCHIVES  .

OFFICIAL BLONDIE FAN CLUB EPHEMERA AND PUNK ZINE NO. 10 COURTESY OF WILD DOG ARCHIVES.