Happy 71 CHRISSIE HYNDE

7 September 2022

Christine Ellen Hynde was born in Akron, Ohio on 7 September 1951. Happy 71 to an utterly cool songstress who flew to London in the mid 70s to dive into the punk scene of London where she joined the young brats who hung out at the late Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren’s fashion clothes shop SEX.

Later she was a writer for NME magazine, before starting her band
The Pretenders in 1978 who made 11 LPs between 1979 and 2020
and had multiple singles hits.

Three big Chrissie moments

– BRASS IN POCKET –
(1979)

– BACK ON THE CHAIN GANG –
(1982)

– I GOT YOU BABE –
(Sonny and Cher cover with UB 40.
This is a great live rendition at the
massive ‘Free Nelson Mandela
rock event in London in 1988)

CHRISSIE HYNDE: Biography – Discography