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Chrissie Hynde

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Separating Chrissie Hynde in the Pretenders can be an impossibility. Right away, Hynde was the undisputed head from the music group — its business lead vocalist and songwriter, its core — but because the group began to lose associates to a number of tragedies, her name and encounter became synonymous using the group, the main one constant on the years. She’d occasionally stage beyond the confines from the music group — she sang with UB40 on a set of hit covers within the ’80s — however the Pretenders had been her contacting. It wasn’t before brand-new millennium when she began to gadget with the thought of a single record, initial using the 2010 cooperation with JP Jones known as Fidelity! and with 2014’s Stockholm, her public single debut. Stockholm made an appearance almost 35 years following the 1st Pretenders recording, an archive that arrived in 1979, 2 yrs timid of her 30th birthday. It had been a long street to stardom for the indigenous of Akron, Ohio. Created on Sept 7, 1951, she 1st fell deeply in love with rock and roll & roll through the English Invasion of 1964 and 1965. She 1st dabbled in carrying out as a skill college student at Kent Condition, playing inside a music group called Sat. Sunlight. Mat. that also presented Mark Mothersbaugh, who later go to prominence as an associate of Devo. Restless, she remaining the U.S. for London in 1973, where she ultimately crossed pathways with rock and roll journalist Nick Kent, who furthermore to dating her helped obtain her a composing work at NME. This is short-lived and she quickly wound up operating at SEX, the clothes boutique work by Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren. This shop was central towards the delivery of English punk nonetheless it was right before the picture started. Right before its development, Hynde remaining Britain. Following a short sojourn in France, she returned to Ohio in 1975 but lasted just a year. Going back over the sea, she tried to obtain a music group moving in France, ultimately heading back again to London where she auditioned for 999 but didn’t obtain the gig. She and Mick Jones, who shortly begin the Clash, attempted an organization but didn’t obtain anywhere, after that McLaren asked her to become listed on a music group called Masters from the Backside. This also became a nonstarter, as she was terminated ahead of it getting the Damned. Finally, in 1978 Hynde made a decision to type her own music group, recruiting guitarist Wayne Honeyman-Scott, bassist Pete Farndon, and drummer Martin Chambers to create the Pretenders. The music group documented a demonstration that produced its method to Nick Lowe, who created their initial one, “End Your Sobbing”/”The Wait around.” It climbed in to the U.K. Best 30 early in 1979 plus they documented their debut record quickly afterward. The Pretenders made an appearance in January of 1980 and became popular because of the one “Brass in Pocket.” The Pretenders had been increasing and so had been their troubles. Agreement disputes had been a roadblock, delaying the discharge of Pretenders II until middle-1981, however the true problem found its way to 1982 when Hynde terminated Farndon and Honeyman-Scott passed away of heart failing; both departures had been drug-related. Hynde rallied and taken together a fresh lineup for 1983’s Understanding how to Crawl, an archive that became a larger mainstream strike than its predecessors. All of the lineup changes place the concentrate on Hynde and she also gained some headlines on her behalf own, especially through her romances with Kinks head Ray Davies — both had a little girl in 1983 — and relationship with Simple Thoughts head Jim Kerr (the few also acquired a little girl). On the following decade, more achievement was included with the Pretenders — 1986’s Get Close generated the one “DO NOT GET Me Wrong” — with UB40, who highlighted her for the 1985 U.K. chart-topper “I ACQUIRED You Babe” and its own 1988 sequel, “Breakfast time during intercourse,” which visited quantity six. Hynde also gained a reputation like a sociable activist, particularly when it comes to pet privileges — she was a vocal person in PETA — and vegetarianism. The Pretenders continued to be a heading concern before second 10 years of the brand new millennium. After 2008’s SPLIT UP the Cement, Hynde started to stretch out, 1st teaming with her partner JP Jones for the 2010 recording Fidelity! Four years from then on record, she released her 1st official single recording, Stockholm. Unlike the Pretenders information, which were mainly constructed from songs Hynde taken to the music group, this was nearly entirely a cooperation with Björn Yttling, an associate from the Swedish pop music group Peter Bjorn and John — an irony Hynde under no circumstances failed to take note in her advertising for the record. Stockholm debuted at 36 for the Billboard 200 and 22 for the U.K. recording charts.

Quick Facts


Full Name Chrissie Hynde
Height 1.73 m
Profession Guitarist, Author, Songwriter, Voice Actor, Singer-songwriter
Education Firestone Community Learning Center, Kent State University
Nationality American
Spouse Lucho Brieva, Jim Kerr
Children Yasmin Kerr, Natalie Ray Hynde
Parents Dolores Hynde, Melville Grant Hynde
Siblings Terry Hynde
Music Groups The Pretenders, Johnny Moped, The Moors Murderers
Music Songs You Or No One, Dark Sunglasses, Love Can Build a Bridge, Don't Get Me Wrong, Down the Wrong Way, Adding the Blue, A Plan Too Far, Big Bad Cat, Postcard From London, Sweet Nuthin', In a Miracle, 2000 Miles, The Joker / Everything I Own, Like In the Movies, Everyday Is Like Sunday, It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll, Mystery Train, Let It Be
Albums Stockholm, Alone, Pretenders II, Learning to Crawl, Viva el Amor, Last of the Independents, Pretenders, Break Up the Concrete, The Isle of View, Get Close, Greatest Hits, The Singles, Fidelity!, Original Album Series, The Best Of The Pretenders
Movies Happy Feet, Rugrats Go Wild, The Damned: Don't You Wish That We Were Dead, Pretenders: Loose in L.A., The Very Best of Cher: The Video Hits Collection, Concert for Kampuchea, A Reggae Session, Paul McCartney and Friends: The PETA Concert for Party Animals, A Night of Reggae Rhythm, The Pretenders: Greatest Hits


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#Fact
1 Longtime best friend of fellow musician, environmental and animal rights activist Linda McCartney.
2 Former owner of the acclaimed vegan restaurant "VegiTerranean" (now closed) in her hometown of Akron (OH) (2007-2011).
3 Gave birth to her 3rd child, a son, with her 2nd husband Lucho Brieva.
4 Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 33, a daughter Yasmin Paris Kerr (aka Yasmin Kerr) on March 25, 1985. Child's father is her 1st husband, Jim Kerr.
5 Gave birth to her 1st child at age 31, a daughter Natalie Ray Hynde in January 1983. Child's father is her now ex-boyfriend, Ray Davies.
6 An instrumental version of her song "My City Was Gone" is used by Rush Limbaugh as the theme song for his daily radio program. Hynde receives $100,000 per year from Limbaugh for use of the song, which she donates to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
7 A former journalist and shop assistant.
8 Ranked #89 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists.
9 Her closest friend is singer Annie Lennox.
10 Is an active, outspoken, passionate vegetarian.
11 Ranked #7 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll
12 Performed (as The Pretenders) at the BBC's annual "Children in Need" charity event. [November 2003]
13 In 1980, was cited in divorce of Ray Davies & his wife. Her daughter by Ray Davies, Natalie, is now (2003) studying English Literature at University of London.
14 Attended Kent State University but dropped out to play in the band "Jack Rabbit" before moving to London where she formed The Pretenders in 1978.
15 Gave the famed lock necklace to Sid Vicious as a gift.
16 Helped set up PETA headquarters in Norfolk, Virginia.
17 Active member of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals).
18 Lead singer, guitarist and song writer of the band The Pretenders.
19 Once asked by a reporter what she had done to help advance her vegetarian views, she joked that she had blown up a McDonald's restaurant. When a misguided fan later did blow up a McDonald's in her honor, she apologize for her accidental role in the tragedy.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sweet Sixteen 2002/I writer: "I'll Stand by You"
Passions 2002 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Not Another Teen Movie 2001 writer: "Message of Love"
Prozac Nation 2001 writer: "Mystery Achievement"
Bridget Jones's Diary 2001 writer: "Don't Get Me Wrong"
Dogtown and Z-Boys 2001 Documentary writer: "Bad Boys"
The Pretenders: Greatest Hits 2000 Video documentary "Brass In Pocket", "Message of Love", "Don't Get Me Wrong", "Kid", "Night In My Veins", "Talk Of The Town", "2000 Miles", "Popstar", "Middle Of The Road", "Back On The Chain Gang", "I'll Stand By You" / performer: "I Got You Babe", "Spiritual High State Of Independence", "Breakfast In Bed"
Top of the Pops TV Series writer - 10 episodes, 1979 - 2000 performer - 3 episodes, 1985 - 2000
Kevin & Perry Go Large 2000 performer: "Kid 2000" / writer: "Kid 2000"
Stars in Their Eyes 1992-1999 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Eye of the Beholder 1999 performer: "I Wish You Love"
Cupid 1998 TV Series performer: "Human"
Whatever 1998 writer: "Mystery Achievement"
Gia 1998 TV Movie writer: "Brass In Pocket"
Dawson's Creek 1998 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Food of Love 1997 writer: "Nght in My Veins"
G.I. Jane 1997 writer: "The Homecoming"
'Til There Was You 1997 writer: "Don't Get Me Wrong"
Romy and Michele's High School Reunion 1997 writer: "Don't Get Me Wrong"
Private Parts 1997 writer: "Brass In Pocket"
The X-Files 1997 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Chicago Hope 1996 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Friends 1995 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Immortals 1995 writer: "Money Talks" - uncredited
Peter's Friends 1992 writer: "Don't Get Me Wrong"
Candyman 1992 "STATE OF INDEPENDENCE"
Single White Female 1992 "STATE OF INDEPENDENCE"
Immediate Family 1989 writer: "My City Was Gone"
The Living Daylights 1987 lyrics: "Where has Every Body Gone ?", "If there was a Man"
Women in Rock 1986 Video documentary writer: "Back on the Chain Gang"
Saturday Night Live 1986 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Miami Vice 1986 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Gung Ho 1986 "DON'T GET ME WRONG"
Live Aid 1985 TV Special documentary writer: "Message of Love", "Middle of the Road"
Roadhouse 66 1985 writer: "THUMBELINA"
UB40 and Chrissie Hynde: I Got You Babe 1985 Video short performer: "I Got You Babe"
Grace Quigley 1984 writer: "Bad Boys Get Spanked", "Thumbelina"
Breathless 1983 writer: "Message of Love"
The King of Comedy 1982 writer: "Back on the Chain Gang"
Times Square 1980 writer: "Talk of the Town"
WKRP in Cincinnati 1980 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tu cara me suena 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ochéntame... otra vez 2016 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
A Kylie Christmas: Live from the Royal Albert Hall 2015 TV Movie performer: "2000 Miles" / writer: "2000 Miles"
La Marató 2015 2015 TV Movie writer: "Jo seré amb tu I'll Stand by You"
Sounds of the 80s 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
El making of del disc de La Marató 2015 TV Movie documentary writer: "Jo seré amb tu I'll Stand by You"
Guapas 2014 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Glee 2009-2013 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Voice of the Philippines 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Girls 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2011-2012 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Britain's Favourite Christmas Songs 2011 TV Movie documentary writer: "2000 Miles"
Generació D 2011 TV Movie documentary writer: "Don't Get Me Wrong"
Jack and Jill 2011/I performer: "I Got You Babe"
Dancing with the Stars 2011 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Love Bites 2011 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Glee Encore 2011 Video writer: "I'll Stand By You"
I Melt with You 2011 writer: "Talk of the Town"
The Glades 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Going the Distance 2010 writer: "Don't Get Me Wrong"
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rev. 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
20 to 1 2010 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Live from Studio Five 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
En ganske snill mann 2010 writer: "Time the Avenger", "Thumbelina"
Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief 2010 TV Movie documentary writer: "I'll Stand By You"
All You Need is Love - Meine Schwiegertochter ist ein Mann 2009 TV Movie writer: "Don't Get Me Wrong" - uncredited
17 Again 2009 writer: "Kid"
Dancing on Ice 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The X Factor 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Operación triunfo 2008 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
In Bruges 2008 writer: "2000 Miles"
The Singing Bee 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idols 2005-2007 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
SingStar '80s 2007 Video Game writer: "Brass in Pocket"
So You Think You Can Dance 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
It Takes Two 2007 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Sopranos 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
La tele de tu vida 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Happy Feet 2006 performer: "The Joker Mash-Up with Everything I Own" - uncredited
Guitar Hero II 2006 Video Game "TATTOOED LOVE BOYS"
The Groomsmen 2006 writer: "Mystery Achievement"
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories 2006 Video Game writer: "Private Life"
Just Like Heaven 2005 writer: "Brass in Pocket"
Tjenare kungen 2005 writer: "Middle Of The Road"
Canadian Idol 2005 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Stealth 2005 performer: "Neither of Us Can See"
Un vrai bonheur, le film 2005 writer: "Brass In Pocket" - uncredited
Six Feet Under 2005 TV Series writer - 1 episode
EastEnders TV Series writer - 4 episodes, 2000 - 2004 performer - 1 episode, 1985
Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Catherine Tate Show 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Torque 2004 performer: "Fire and Flame"
Idol 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Deutschland sucht den Superstar 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Lost in Translation 2003 writer: "Brass in Pocket" 1980
Rugrats Go Wild 2003 performer: "Big Bad Cat"
The Challenge 2003 TV Movie performer: "I Got You Babe"
American Splendor 2003 writer: "My City Was Gone" 1982
I Love the '80s 2002 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The 3rd Annual Women Rock! Girls and Guitars 2002 TV Movie performer: "Stand By You" / writer: "Stand By You"

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
If You Let Me 2010 Short Chrissie Hynde
JBTV 2010 TV Series Band
Glenn Martin DDS 2010 TV Series
Happy Feet 2006 Michelle (voice)
Rugrats Go Wild 2003 Siri (voice)
Friends 1995 TV Series Stephanie Schiffer
The Glam Metal Detectives 1995 TV Series Bob Dylan
UB40 and Chrissie Hynde: I Got You Babe 1985 Video short Chrissie Hynde

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Love Bites 2011 TV Series composer - 8 episodes

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
No Turn Left Unstoned 1995 TV Movie documentary

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Women in Trouble 2009 special thanks
V.I.P. 2000 TV Series special thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Are We Not Men? 2012 Documentary post-production Herself
A Kylie Christmas: Live from the Royal Albert Hall 2015 TV Movie Herself - Musical Guest
Sounds of the 80s 2015 TV Series Herself - Special Guest
Conan 2014-2015 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself - Musical Guest
Good Morning America 2015 TV Series Herself
CBS News Sunday Morning 2015 TV Series documentary Herself
The Damned: Don't You Wish That We Were Dead 2015 Documentary Herself
The Life of Rock with Brian Pern 2014 TV Mini-Series Herself
Skavlan 2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Graham Norton Show 2014 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
Harry & Paul's Story of the 2s 2014 TV Movie Herself
Night of the Proms 2013 TV Series Herself - Singer
CMT Crossroads 2011 TV Series Herself
CMT Insider 2011 TV Series Herself
The Hour 2011 TV Series Herself - Performer
The Pretenders: Live in London 2010 Video Herself - vocals, guitar
Music 2010 Documentary Herself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2010 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
Search and Destroy: Iggy & The Stooges' Raw Power 2010 Documentary Herself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Message of Love 2009 Video Herself
Later... With Jools Holland 2003-2009 TV Series Herself - Interviewee / Herself
Els matins a TV3 2009 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
London by Night 2009 TV Movie Herself
Not in My Name 2007 Video documentary short Herself
Decades Rock Live 2006 TV Series Herself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2005 TV Movie Herself
Inky Fingers: The NME Story 2005 TV Movie documentary Herself
Live Aid Remembered 2005 TV Movie documentary Herself
Punk: Attitude 2005 Documentary Herself
All We Are Saying 2005 TV Movie documentary Herself
Buenafuente 2005 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
Great Performances 2005 TV Series
New York Doll 2005 Documentary Herself
Blind Boys of Alabama: Go Tell It on the Mountain 2004 TV Special Herself - Performer
The Very Best of Cher: The Video Hits Collection 2004 Video Herself
Today with Des and Mel 2003-2004 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself - Musical Guest
Children in Need 2003 TV Series Herself
Pretenders Loose in L.A. 2003 Video documentary Herself - Vocals & Guitar
BingoLotto 2003 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
Música sí 2003 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
El show de Flo 2003 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
Richard & Judy 2003 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn 2003 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
Billy Connolly: A BAFTA Tribute 2002 TV Movie documentary Herself (uncredited)
The 3rd Annual Women Rock! Girls and Guitars 2002 TV Movie Herself
Jeff Buckley: Everybody Here Wants You 2002 TV Movie documentary Herself
Pop Goes Christmas 2001 TV Special Herself
Lilith on Top 2001 Documentary Herself
It's Only Rock 'n' Roll 2000 Video documentary Herself
The Pretenders: Greatest Hits 2000 Video documentary Herself
Top of the Pops 1979-2000 TV Series Herself / Herself - The Pretenders / Herself - Musical Guest / ...
Da Ali G Show 2000 TV Series Herself
V.I.P. 2000 TV Series Herself
VH1 Legends 1999 TV Series documentary Herself
Here, There and Everywhere: a Concert for Linda 1999 TV Special documentary Herself
Never Mind the Buzzcocks 1999 TV Series Herself
The Righteous Babes 1998 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Young Person's Guide to Becoming a Rock Star 1998 TV Series Herself
Jo Whiley 1998 TV Series Herself - Special Guest
Burt Bacharach: One Amazing Night 1998 TV Special documentary Herself
VH1 Presents the 70's 1996 TV Mini-Series Herself
The History of Rock 'n' Roll 1995 TV Series documentary Herself
Saturday Night Live 1986-1995 TV Series Herself / Herself - Musical Guest
No Turn Left Unstoned 1995 TV Movie documentary Herself
Comic Relief: Behind the Nose 1995 TV Special Herself
¡Hola Raffaella! 1994 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
Bob Dylan: 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration 1993 TV Special documentary Herself
Teen Vid II 1991 Video Herself
The Howard Stern Show 1991 TV Series Herself - Guest
Late Night with David Letterman 1991 TV Series Herself
Pero ¿esto qué es? 1991 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
Nelson Mandela: An International Tribute for a Free South Africa 1990 TV Movie Herself
Freedomfest: Nelson Mandela's 70th Birthday Celebratation 1988 TV Special documentary Herself
A Reggae Session 1988 TV Movie Herself
A tope 1987-1988 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
Tocata 1987 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
Women in Rock 1986 Video documentary Herself (The Pretenders)
MTV Video Music Awards 1985 1985 TV Special Herself - Presenter
Rock for Kampughea 1983 TV Movie documentary Herself
Musikladen 1980 TV Series Herself
Punk and Its Aftershocks 1980 Documentary Herself (as Pretenders)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ochéntame... otra vez 2016 TV Series documentary Herself
Pop Gold 2015 TV Mini-Series Herself
Common Ground: The Music Festival Experience 2014 Short Herself
The Sweet Lady with the Nasty Voice 2008 Documentary Herself
When the Stranglers Met Roland Rat 2007 TV Movie documentary Herself (1979)
La tele de tu vida 2007 TV Series Herself
80s 2005 TV Series documentary Herself
Essential Music Videos: Classic '80s 2004 Video short HHimself - The Pretenders (segment "Brass in Pocket") (uncredited)
Top of the Pops 1980-1995 TV Series Herself / Herself - The Pretenders

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#Quote
1 When I hear myself singing, I hear Iggy Pop and Jimi Hendrix. There's a conversational thing going on. I suppose it depends on which The Pretenders song you're listening to.
2 I don't know any guitar player, any of the real greats, who don't rate Joni Mitchell up there with the best of them.
3 Look, as long as we can make records and sell enough so we can do some shows, that's all I want. You know what? I just want to play guitar and be in a band. Same as I always did.

#Trademark
1 Heavy black eyeliner
2 Fender Telecaster guitar

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