Happy B. To Riot Pop Grrrl CHRISSIE!

7 September 2021

Christine Ellen Hynde was born on 7 September 1951
in Akron, Ohio, US. Happy 70 Chrissie! Forever young!

She formed world-famous pop/rock band the Pretenders in 1975 and became their primary singer-songwriter, guitarist and their gorgeous face. After all these years the band’s still going strong. So far they released 11 studio albums with Hate For Sale (2020)
as the most recent one.

Her flamboyance, her outspokenness, her huge pop songwriting skills
and her don’t mess with me rock chick girl appearance is still intact, she’s
just a little bit older. Coolness in motion.

Turn Up The Volume picked these
3 top Chrissie moments to celebrate
the eternal Riot pop grrrl’s birthday.

– BRASS IN POCKET –


– 2000 MILES –

– BACK ON THE CHAIN GANG –
(Striking live performance)

PRETENDERS: Facebook
CHRISSIE HYNDE: Career

(photo: from the front cover of her solo album ‘Stockholm’)

CHRISSIE HYNDE Honors BOB DYLAN With Covers Album ‘STANDING IN THE DOORWAY’

23 May 2021

Artist: CHRISSIE HYNDE

Album: STANDING IN THE DOORWAY
Chrissie Hynde sings Bob Dylan who
turns 80 tomorrow(24 May)
Released: 21 May 2021

Chrissie: “A few weeks into lockdown last year, James sent me the new Dylan track ‘Murder Most Foul’… I remember where I was sitting the day that Kennedy was shot – every reference in the song. Whatever Bob does, he still manages somewhere in there to make you laugh because as much as anything, he’s a comedian. He’s always funny and always has something to say. That’s when I called James and said, “let’s do some Dylan covers”, and that’s what started this whole thing.”

Rolling Stone writes: “Chrissie Hynde proved the bona fides of her Bob Dylan fandom
decades ago. She sang “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue” with him onstage at London’s Wembley
Stadium in ’84 and serenaded him with her own jaw-dropping, gospel-tinged rendition of “I Shall Be Released” at his 30th anniversary concert in ’91… So an album like Standing in the Doorway, which collects nine Dylan cover songs, must have felt like second nature to her… What’s most striking about Standing in the Doorway is how easy the recordings came to Hynde and Walbourne. The Pretenders have always been underrated covers artists, going back to their first single, a cover of the Kinks’ “Stop Your Sobbing,” and Hynde has always had a rare knack for figuring out what she has in common with the soul of song and playing that up. “

Full review here. Score: 4/5.

Turn Up The Volume: As much as I love Chrissie Hynde‘s voice and artistic persona,
and her bold choice – not the obvious ones – of Dylan songs she covered to celebrate
the living legend’s 80th birthday, only Dylan can really sing Dylan.

Stream album here…

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CHRISSIE HYNDE: Facebook

Perfect Pop Past – ‘I GOT YOU BABE’ By SONNY & CHER Topped US Charts 55 Years Ago Today

Top singles from the past…

26 August 2020

Artists: Sonny & Cher
Active: 1964–1977 (one-off reunions 1979, 1987)
RIP Sonny Bono, who passed away in 1998
Single: I Got You Babe
B-side: It’s Gonna Rain

Released: 9 July 1965
Score: No 1 on the US charts on 26 August 1965
(starting a five-week run) – 55 years ago today

C’mon, babes

You know this ace cover

CHER: Website

 

CHRISSIE HYNDE & JAMES WALBOURNE Cover BOB DYLAN – Here’s ‘DON’T FALL APART ON ME TONIGHT’

17 July 2020

Imperishable star Chrissie Hynde and James Walbourne revealed the seventh
instalment in their Dylan Lockdown Series. Previously we got Dylan gems like
Standing in the Doorway‘, ‘In The Summertime’ and ‘You’re A Big Girl Now’.

Next up is emotional ballad DON’T FALL APART ON ME TONIGHT.
A highlight from the living legend’s 1983 album Infidels.

Hynde and Wallbourne‘s take is tender, sincere, and emphatic.
Notable again is Chrissie‘s never-changing, gripping voice.
Still arresting and touching. Respect! Love you!

Embrace the pearl here…

The original

CHRISSIE HYNDE: Facebook / JAMES WALBOURNE: Facebook


From the master’s 22nd album INFIDELS (1983)

(Photo on top: Facebook James Walbourne)