Christine Ellen Hynde born September 7, is an American singer-songwriter and musician. She is a founding member and the guitarist, lead vocalist, and primary songwriter of the rock band the Pretenders , as well as its only constant member. She has also released a number of songs with other musicians including Frank Sinatra , Cher and UB40 , and she released the solo album Stockholm in She performed at Live Aid in Hynde was born in Akron, Ohio , the daughter of a part-time secretary and a Yellow Pages manager. She graduated from Firestone High School in Akron, but stated that "I was never too interested in high school.
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The Pretenders frontwoman has been defying musical expectations for 40 years. Here she talks about feminism, censorship and the power of putting brush to canvas. T he art studio of the latest rock star to trade in the plectrum for the paintbrush is not in the most starry of locations. Rock stars becoming painters remains one the most cliched career transitions in showbiz, however. Hynde has reservations about entering this gang. Of course I am!
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Chrissie Hynde, born September 7 in Akron, Ohio, is an American musician who is best known as a founding member of the rock band The Pretenders. She has also released a number of hits with other musicians including Frank Sinatra and UB After a number of spells in other bands, in , she formed her own band, The Pretenders, with the late Pete Farndon, the late James Honeyman-Scott and Martin Chambers. As singer, songwriter and guitarist, she has been the only constant member of the band throughout its history. Hynde issued her first solo album Stockholm in and published her autobiography, Reckless: My Life as a Pretender in
Separating Chrissie Hynde from the Pretenders is an impossibility. From the start, Hynde was the undisputed leader of the band -- its lead singer and songwriter, its heart and soul. And, as the group started to lose members to a variety of tragedies, her name and face became practically synonymous with the group, the one constant over the decades. She'd occasionally step outside of the confines of the band -- she sang with UB40 on a pair of hit covers in the '80s -- but the Pretenders were her calling. It wasn't until the new millennium that she toyed with the idea of a solo album, first with the collaboration with JP Jones called Fidelity!