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



(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

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


SONNY & CHER Scored No 1 Hit In The UK 54 Years Ago With ‘I GOT YOU BABE’…

Knockouts from the past

26 August 2019

Artist: Sonny & Cher
Song: I Got You Babe
Note: This perfect jingle jangle pop track was written by the late
Sonny Bono who, obviously, was a great The Byrds fan. In 1985
reggae popsters UB 40 covered it successfully
Score: The single hit the top spot of the UK Singles Chart
on 26 August 1965, 54 years ago today

Here we go…

SONNY & CHER: Sonny & Cher