Chrissie Hynde
Rock singer-songwriter and founder of Pretenders
Chrissie Hynde
Christine Ellen "Chrissie" Hynde is an American musician best known as the leader of the rock/new wave band the Pretenders. She is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist, and has been the only constant member of the band throughout its history.
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The Pretenders On World Cafe
NPR - 3 months
"You need new, fresh blood sometimes," Chrissie Hynde says of making the new Pretenders album. "You need to feed off of something that inspires you." (Image credit: Tiana Timmerberg/WXPN)
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Review: Chrissie Hynde revives Pretenders on soulful 'Alone'
Yahoo News - 5 months
The Pretenders, "Alone" (BMG)
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Audiobooks: Chrissie Hynde’s ‘Reckless: My Life as a Pretender’
NYTimes - over 1 year
A memoir by the singer and songwriter Chrissie Hynde.
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Light Me Up</em>: Chats With Bronze Radio Return's Chris Henderson, Steve Forbert, and Martin Turner, Plus a Slaughterhouse-Five/James Franco Exclusive
Huffington Post - over 1 year
JAMES FRANCO INTERPRETS SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five gets the James Franco treatment on Audible Studio's audiobook version of the classic. Vonnegut's breakthrough masterpiece brought him international praise and cult status, and Franco's read personalizes the adventures of Billy Pilgrim with a mix of innocence and eventual world-weariness. The below is an exclusive excerpt from the audiobook that gives a taste of the actor's performance... The performance can be downloaded at http://www.audiblie.com ******************************** A Conversation with Bronze Radio Return's Chris Henderson Mike Ragogna: Chris, Light Me Up, the album not the suggestive overtone, is your band's, what, 20th album? What's the secret to a Bronze Radio Return album these days? Chris Henderson: This is our fourth full-lengther. As for the secret, I don't believe there is one. We are a band of six guys that like writing and playing music. When it comes tim ...
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Pretenders Chrissie Hynde discovers London
CNN - over 1 year
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Chrissie Hynde: 'I'm Just Telling My Story'
NPR - over 1 year
The Pretenders founder discusses her new memoir, Reckless: My Life as a Pretender. The book is about her life as a musician; "the rest of me," she says, "isn't really up for grabs." » EMail This
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Dum Dum Girls Go Glam in L.A. (CONCERT PHOTOS)
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Dum Dum Girls - The Echo - 1/28/14 - Photo by Leonard Drorian If Dee Dee Penny's sequin nylons weren't enough, her Elvis-tinged vocals and gimlet eyed stare mesmerized those of us who expected to see the same garage rocker--torn stockings and Ray-Bans--from the End of Daze tour in 2012. But her aesthetic, along with rest of the Dum Dum Girls standing beside her, matched the sound on their new LP Too True, which is covered in a metallic gleam that sparkles brighter than their more minimalist origins. Two years removed after nearly destroying her voice (the drawback of endless touring), Dee Dee's vocal range remained intact throughout a glistening set at the Echo on Tuesday. Her voice is now a tenderer version of her trademark Chrissie Hynde motorbike rumble, but throughout the set, her distinct "All Shook Up" delivery showed a level of range you don't see from her peers--none of them have Dee Dee's pipes. Dum Dum Girls - The Echo - 1/28/14 - Photo by Leonard Drorian Durin ...
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Morrissey’s relationship with a man reportedly edited out of U.S. version of autobiography
Salon.com - over 3 years
Many details involving Morrissey's two-year relationship with a man "are missing or edited down" from the U.S. version of the singer's autobiography according to WENN. The news agency noticed that several anecdotes involving photographer Jake Owen Walters, whom Morrissey "writes movingly" of, appear in the U.K. version but not the U.S. version. Among the material cut out is "a photograph of Walters as a boy" and an exclusion of Walters in "a story detailing a night out with The Pretenders star Chrissie Hynde." The two were in a relationship in the mid-1990s, though it may not have been sexual in nature. The passages about Walters first made headlines in October, upon the U.K. release of the memoir, when the notoriously private singer opened up about his sexuality. "Unfortunately, I am not homosexual. In technical fact, I am humasexual," the 54-year-old singer wrote on website True to You. "I am attracted to humans. But, of course ... not many." "Autobiography" was released Oct. 13 i ...
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Reissue Roundup 3: The Beatles, Eric Clapton, The Who, Frank Sinatra, CCR and Humble Pie, Plus Keith Chagall's Kennedy Tribute
Huffington Post - over 3 years
REISSUE ROUNDUP 3: THE BEATLES, ERIC CLAPTON, FRANK SINATRA, THE WHO, CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL AND HUMBLE PIE It's time to wrap up these Reissue Roundups with the latest high end batch from the Universal family of labels. The Beatles - On Air/Live At The BBC Volume 2 Is somebody keeping count--wait, what am I saying, it's The Beatles, there are millions keeping count. The question is do The Beatles now collectively have more "previously unreleased" tracks than all of their official albums collectively? That's certainly not a bad thing, and with this next installment, Live At The BBC Volume 2, we're offered another 63 tracks (with 37 musical numbers and 23 chats), many tracks more self-assured than what was presented on the previous Live At collection. What's nice is that we get ten songs The Beatles hadn't recorded for their label EMI (including "Beautiful Dreamer" and Buddy Holly's "I'm Talking About You"), and we get mostly improved sound quality over the first BBC set (al ...
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Zac Hill: The Miley Dilemma
Huffington Post - over 3 years
If you're going to be a big-deal female pop-media personality in America, you've got to swallow the following trio of bullshit truths: A) From age 5-17 you're a paragon of innocence, neat and nice and non-threatening and ultimately very Christmas-Card-like. Chances are it's the Disney network that's making you famous, so it's the Disney brand to which you must conform. Everyone is supposed to want to have kids that are like you, so you need to embody that fantasy for them -- except they probably don't want to deal with your near-total dedication to image management, your grueling schedule, your obsessive, Michael Joyce-like cultivation of your very particular talent, so you can never draw attention to any of that. Also, if you're 16 or 17, everyone is going to pretend you don't have breasts, even if you yourself are also still trying to wrap your head around all that. B) From around 18-35 you're comically and perpetually sexualized in ways that are wildly non-normativ ...
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Dusty Wright: Hell Yes, Bob Kidney Has the Blues -- 4 Decades On!
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Kidney Brothers: Coal Tattoo (Hearpen) Having grown up and loved from afar, forced to do so after I moved to NYC, there are few bands still playing live -- four decades later -- worthy of my unbridled accolades and devotion but so it is with the heady agro-blues of 15-60-75 AKA The Numbers Band. If you dig music and happen to hail from Northeast Ohio, you know what I'm talking about. Having followed their entire career, I can proudly boast that I'm one of their biggest fans. Yet, it's no leap of faith or youthful nostalgia. If you've seen them live, regardless of the decade, then you know the passion and verve that the brothers Kidney -- singer/guitarist Bob and harpist/sax/keyboardist/vocalist Jack -- share with their audience, regardless of the size, every single time they take the stage. Along with horn player Terry Hynde (Pretender Chrissie's brother) they have shared their blues in some band configuration (duo, trio, quartet, quintet, sextet) since the early '70s. ...
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“Smug, Snide, and Off the Mark”: An Ohioan Responds to Walter Kirn
The New Republic - over 4 years
According to my new, less tolerant understanding of American democracy gained by reading, in this magazine’s words, Walter Kirn’s “definitive Ohio hit piece,” the future of our country depends on the whims of a Midwestern electorate worthy of coastal scorn because they find national politicking a bit off-putting and rent their golf clubs. Why was this ad hominem attack directed at Ohio voters? One view, espoused by readers, is that it was a poorly executed satire on the absurdity of the Electoral College that fell flat. Another group likened it to a less-researched, election-year version of Jonathan Chait’s memorable rant about Delaware and its toll booths. Still others took it at face value and a subset of those even found it amusing. Any of these explanations disturb me. I would argue that Kirn’s account of our “republic in a can” was smug, snide and whatever its intent, didn’t hit its mark. The mere fact that it was published smacks of the national media’s self-aggrandizing ...
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Buckeye Hate
The New Republic - over 4 years
In my new, more realistic understanding of American democracy, gained just this year from a thousand expert sources, the role of all but a portion of the electorate is to show up at their polling places tomorrow and dutifully cancel out one another’s votes so that Ohio can choose our president. And why has this privilege fallen to Ohio? The prevailing view, voiced by columnists and pundits and even some very fancy political scientists, is that Ohio is a national microcosm, blending diverse demographic and cultural groups in a way that reflects America at large. In other words, it’s a state with lots of rednecks that also has plenty of poor urban minorities balanced by a certain magic number of college-educated professionals. Add in a lot of struggling factory workers, stay-at-home moms, Roman Catholics, evangelicals, college students, military veterans, Latino immigrants, and nursing home residents, and there you have it: our republic in a can. The situation disturbs me even so. Th ...
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Xaque Gruber: The Top 20 Best James Bond Theme Songs
Huffington Post - over 4 years
2012 marks the 50th anniversary of James Bond's cinematic debut, and is proving to be a banner year for the iconic franchise with the highly anticipated feature, Skyfall (November 9) as well as the release of Best of Bond, Capitol's expansive CD set spanning a half-century of remastered 007 music. As a Bond music fanatic, I've chosen to celebrate this anniversary by carefully re-listening to each showstopper. Here are my picks of the top 20 most compelling vocal productions in the James Bond pantheon of anthems... 1. "Goldfinger" -- Shirley Bassey (Goldfinger, 1964) When it comes to 007 themes, Goldfinger is the gold standard, setting the stage for every epic musical notion in the franchise to follow, and accomplishing this all in under two minutes and 50 seconds. Unlike most Bond themes, this is the antagonist's anthem, and it couldn't conquer in grander style. Opening with an inpenetrable wall of blaring horns to the ultimate climax: six glass smashing seconds of ...
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The Limits of Love
Brighton Patch - over 4 years
A few years ago, a love song came on the car radio. “I’ll stand by you. I’ll stand by you, won’t let nobody hurt you. I’ll stand by you,” Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders promised an unidentified lover in a sweetly sorrowful tone. Five months pregnant, I quickly crumpled into tears as my future life as a mother flashed before my eyes. I saw myself cradling a newborn, holding the chubby hand of an infant, catching the fall of a wobbly toddler, guiding the bicycle of a school-aged child, and collapsing under the weighty hug of a taller-than-me teenager.   Caught up in the music and imagined moments, I hardly knew where I was when traffic slowed and stopped. I sat there at that stoplight thinking that I had never in my life loved anything or anyone so intensely. And then I realized that I had. When I fell for my husband a decade earlier, I fell hard. Barely 18, I melted when the mysterious blue-eyed boy I’d been crushing on spoke to me at a party. Years passed before I caught my ...
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DEVO's Gerald Casale Talks About the Song "Don't Roof Rack Me, Bro!"
Dogster - over 4 years
Imagine you'd started a pro-dog online advocacy group with more than 70,000 members on Facebook, and out of the clear blue, a new-wave rocker you'd always admired telephoned you one day to offer moral support and a helping paw. That's precisely what happened to Scott Crider, founder of Dogs Against Romney, when Gerald Casale (often known as Jerry Casale) of DEVO reached out to him last month. Share this image function changeWidth(obj) { if(parseInt($(obj).parent().width()) &gt; parseInt($(obj).width())) { $(obj).parent().css({'width':$(obj).width()}); } if(parseInt($(obj).width()) &lt; 150) { $(obj).parent().find('div.image_overlay').hide(); $(obj).parents('div.embedded-Media-image').find('div.image_overlay').hide(); } else if(parseInt($(obj).width()) &lt; 300) { $(obj).parent().find('div.overlay_text ...
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10cc celebrate 40th anniversary
Buxton Advertiser - over 4 years
WHEN you count the likes of Axl Rose and Chrissie Hynde among your fans, you know you’re doing something right, and 10cc certainly did things right.
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Mike Ragogna: The Motherlode: A Conversation With Jessica Stavely-Taylor, Plus JP's Video Exclusive and 2012's Gathering of the Vibes
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
A Conversation With Jessica Stavely-Taylor Mike Ragogna: Jessica, can you tell us the story behind The Staves' new EP The Motherlode? Jessica Stavely-Taylor: Well, the story is that this is our second EP. It's just been released here in the States, which we're very excited about. "The Motherlode" is one of the tracks that's going to be on our album when it comes out later this year. We wrote that song a while back, and it's a little bit different from our other songs; it's a bit less introverted and less about ourselves and our own experiences. That song actually tells the story of another character, which is something that we don't normally do when we're writing. There are also two other songs on the EP, "Pay Us No Mind" and "Wisely And Slow." MR: Can you tell us about the origins of The Staves, it being comprised of you and your sisters? Like, have you always sung together? JST: As a matter of fact, we'd always sung together, ever since we were very tiny. Our p ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Chrissie Hynde
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2015
    Age 63
    On December 13, 2015 she was interviewed by Emily Maitlis about the book on the BBC One Andrew Marr show.
    More Details Hide Details Hynde opened The VegiTerranean, a vegan restaurant in Akron, Ohio, in November 2007. The restaurant served fusion Italian–Mediterranean food by head chef James Scot Jones. Prior to the restaurant's opening, on September 15, 2007, Hynde performed three songs at the restaurant with an acoustic guitarist, Adam Seymour, a former lead guitarist of the Pretenders. The restaurant was voted among the top five vegan restaurants in the U.S. It closed on October 2, 2011, owing to the economic climate, according to Hynde.
    Hynde published an autobiography, Reckless: My Life as a Pretender, on September 8, 2015.
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  • 2013
    Age 61
    Hynde's daughter Natalie was arrested in 2013 following a protest against the felling of trees in Combe Haven in East Sussex to make way for a road.
    More Details Hide Details Hynde has described becoming a vegetarian as "the best thing that ever happened to me." She says that she came to regard meat-eaters with "distaste, almost contempt" but has learned to "live and associate with them but never respected them." Hynde is also an animal rights activist and a supporter of PETA and the animal rights group Viva! She also appeared in anti-fur trade organization Respect for Animals' commercial 'Fur and Against' in 2002, alongside Jude Law, Paul McCartney and others.
    She was listed as one of the 50 best-dressed over 50s by The Guardian in March 2013.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2010
    Age 58
    She also later joined Cave in 2010 for a rendition of Screamin' Jay Hawkins' famous song "I Put a Spell on You" as a benefit for the Haiti disasters.
    More Details Hide Details The song and music video featured performances by Mick Jones, Glen Matlock, Shane MacGowan, and Bobby Gillespie among others. Hynde released a new album, "Stockholm", on June 10, 2014. The album featured contributions from Neil Young and John McEnroe. In October of that year, she also appeared in the BBC Music version of God Only Knows.
  • 2009
    Age 57
    Hynde features as guest vocalist on Ray Davies' 2009 Christmas single Postcard From London and Morrissey's Years of Refusal the same year. Chrissie Hynde and Welsh singer J.P. Jones have formed a band called "J.P., Chrissie and the Fairground Boys". They released their debut album, Fidelity, on August 24, 2010.
    More Details Hide Details Several stops on the tour were recorded and sold on USB flash drives. On February 5, 2011, Hynde and the Pretenders performed live on CMT Crossroads with Faith Hill and her band, including songs from both catalogs. Along with John Cale and Nick Cave, Hynde played on BBC for the Songwriter's Circle program on July 9, 1999. The concert took place at the Subterania Club in London, UK and was released on DVD.
  • 2008
    Age 56
    On October 17, 2008, she was an opening act for fellow Akron-area musicians Devo at a special benefit concert at the Akron Civic Theater for then-presidential candidate Barack Obama.
    More Details Hide Details The Black Keys, another Akron-based band, and the then up-and-coming solo artist, Rachel Roberts, performed prior to her.
  • 2005
    Age 53
    Chrissie Hynde and her band, the Pretenders, were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, in 2005 – the Museum's 20th anniversary year, as well as year of the 50th anniversary of the birth of Rock and Roll.
    More Details Hide Details Irish band U2 was also among the inductees that year. The ceremony was held at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.
    Also in 2005, Hynde collaborated with Incubus on a song called "Neither Of Us Can See".
    More Details Hide Details The song is on the soundtrack album for Stealth.
    Likewise in 2005, Hynde duetted with Ringo Starr on a song entitled "Don't Hang Up" which can be heard on Starr's album Choose Love.
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  • 2004
    Age 52
    She was also the vocalist on Tube & Berger's 2004 No. 1 Hot Dance Airplay track "Straight Ahead".
    More Details Hide Details The track gave Hynde a No. 1 track on the Billboard charts.
    In 2004, Hynde moved to São Paulo, Brazil, for a couple of months in order to play with Brazilian musician Moreno Veloso in an informal tour that lasted until December 2004.
    More Details Hide Details She bought a flat in the Copan Building in São Paulo city.
  • FORTIES
  • 1998
    Age 46
    In 1998, Hynde sang a duet with her friend Emmylou Harris, "She", accompanied by The Pretenders on the Gram Parsons tribute album, Return of the Grievous Angel: A Tribute to Gram Parsons.
    More Details Hide Details Hynde had previously reviewed Gram and Emmylou's debut country rock classic, "GP." The version merges Emmylou's country rock and Chrissie's reggae tinged new wave effectively. Hynde also recorded a song called "Cry (If You Don't Mind)" with the Spanish band Jarabe de Palo for their album Un metro cuadrado – 1m². She supplied the voice for the clouded leopard in the movie Rugrats Go Wild (2003) in which she sang a duet with Bruce Willis.
  • 1997
    Age 45
    They later divorced, and Hynde married artist Lucho Brieva in 1997.
    More Details Hide Details They separated in 2002. She follows Vaishnavism, a branch of Hinduism and travels to India once every year to further her studies. Hynde lives in London, England, and also has an apartment in the Northside Lofts in her hometown of Akron.
  • 1995
    Age 43
    Also, in 1995, Hynde sang a cover of "Love Can Build a Bridge" with Cher and Neneh Cherry.
    More Details Hide Details Eric Clapton appeared on the track, supplying the lead guitar solo that is featured in the song's instrumental bridge. In 1997, the EMI publishing company issued a cease and desist request to Rush Limbaugh, who for years had been using an edited instrumental version of Hynde's song "My City Was Gone" for the broadcast's opening theme. When the request came to Hynde's attention during a radio interview, she said her parents loved and listened to Rush and she did not mind its use. They agreed to a usage payment which she donates to PETA. Hynde's most popular non-Pretenders collaboration with another artist, chartwise, was her 1985 collaboration with UB40 on a cover of Sonny and Cher's "I Got You Babe." The track topped the UK singles chart and went as high as No. 28 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S.
    In 1995, Hynde made an acting appearance (and performed "Angel of the Morning" on acoustic guitar) on the US television comedy Friends on the episode "The One with the Baby on the Bus".
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  • 1994
    Age 42
    Hynde recorded a duet with Frank Sinatra on Sinatra's 1994 album Duets II.
    More Details Hide Details They performed the song "Luck Be a Lady".
  • THIRTIES
  • 1991
    Age 39
    Hynde also recorded a cover of Morrissey's "Everyday is Like Sunday", for The Pretenders album "Pirate Radio" as well as providing backing vocals on Morrissey's single "My Love Life" in 1991 and again on b-side "Shame Is The Name" in 2009.
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  • 1985
    Age 33
    She then married Jim Kerr, lead singer of the band Simple Minds, and had another daughter, Yasmin, in 1985.
    More Details Hide Details They lived in South Queensferry.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1978
    Age 26
    Hynde, along with Curved Air's Sonja Kristina, sang backing vocals on Mick Farren's Vampires Stole My Lunch Money 1978 album and also on Hurt by Chris Spedding.
    More Details Hide Details She also sang backing on a track, Nite Klub, on the Specials eponymous album. Hynde sang a duet with INXS on their album Full Moon, Dirty Hearts in 1993. Hynde appears on the title track of the album. Hynde sang the vocals on the track "State of Independence Part II" on a Moodswings album named Moodfood, which was played during the closing credits on the soundtrack of Single White Female.
    In the spring of 1978, Hynde met Pete Farndon (bass guitar, vocals), and they selected a band consisting of James Honeyman-Scott (guitar, vocals, keyboards), and Martin Chambers (drums, vocals, percussion), and put the name Pretenders on the group, inspired by the Sam Cooke version of the Platters' 1955 R&B song "The Great Pretender".
    More Details Hide Details They recorded a demo tape (including "Precious", "The Wait" and a Kinks cover, "Stop Your Sobbing"), handed it to Hynde's friend Nick Lowe, produced a single ("Stop Your Sobbing"/"The Wait") and performed their first gigs in a club in Paris. The single was released in January 1979 and hit the Top 30 in UK. Later that spring (1979), the Pretenders recorded their eponymous first album and hit the charts in UK and US with the song "Brass in Pocket". The band released an EP album, titled Extended Play, then Pretenders II later in the summer. "Talk of the Town" and "Message of Love" were on both. The Pretenders lineup would change repeatedly over the next decade. Honeyman-Scott died of heart failure in June 1982, just days after Farndon had been fired from the band. Martin Chambers left the band in the mid-1980s. Amidst the ever changing lineup, Hynde endured as the sole original Pretender until Chambers' return in the mid-1990s. Hynde was the only stable member of the band during this period.
    In 1978, Hynde made a demo tape and gave it to Dave Hill, owner of the label Real Records.
    More Details Hide Details Hill stepped in to manage her career, and began by paying off the back rent owed on her rehearsal room in Covent Garden, London. Hill also advised Hynde to take her time and get a band together.
    Hynde also spent a short time with The Moors Murderers in 1978.
    More Details Hide Details Named after a pair of child-killers, the band consisted of future Visage front man Steve Strange on vocals, Vince Ely on drums, and Mark Ryan (a.k.a. The Kid) and Hynde on guitar. The band's name alone was enough to start controversy and she soon distanced herself from the group, as noted in NME. Hynde said, "I'm not in the group, I only rehearsed with them". She stated that "Steve Strange and Soo Catwoman had the idea for the group, and asked me to help them out on guitar, which I did, even though I was getting my own group together and still am."
  • 1976
    Age 24
    In late 1976, Hynde responded to an advertisement in Melody Maker for band members and attended an audition for the band that would become 999.
    More Details Hide Details Jon Moss (who would later be in Culture Club) and Tony James of Generation X also auditioned. Later, Hynde tried to start a group with Mick Jones from The Clash. After the band failed to take flight, Malcolm McLaren placed her as a guitarist in Masters of the Backside, but she was asked to leave the group just as it became The Damned. After a brief spell in the band Johnny Moped, Mick Jones invited Hynde to join his band on their initial tour of Britain. Hynde recollected of that period: "It was great, but my heart was breaking. I wanted to be in a band so bad. And to go to all the gigs, to see it so close up, to be living in it and not to have a band was devastating to me. When I left, I said, 'Thanks a lot for lettin' me come along,' and I went back and went weeping on the underground throughout London. All the people I knew in town, they were all in bands. And there I was, like the real loser, you know? Really the loser."
    Hynde went back to France in 1976 to try to form a band, but it did not work out.
    More Details Hide Details She left Kent for Michael Fradji Memmi, bass player of The Frenchies, which she joined. For one show at the Olympia Theatre when their singer had left, she took the lead singer duties. She found her way back to London in the midst of the early punk movement.
  • 1975
    Age 23
    Hynde then attempted to start a band in France before her return to Cleveland in 1975.
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  • 1973
    Age 21
    Hynde also developed an interest in the UK music magazine NME and moved to London in 1973.
    More Details Hide Details With her art background, Hynde landed a job in an architectural firm but left after eight months. It was then that she met rock journalist Nick Kent and landed a position at NME, writing what she subsequently described as "half-baked philosophical drivel and nonsensical tirades." However, this proved not to last and Hynde later found herself working at Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood's then-little-known clothing store, SEX. At one point she tried to convince Johnny Rotten and then Sid Vicious (of The Sex Pistols, who were managed by McLaren) to marry her, just in order for her to get a work permit. Hynde's version of this episode has it that Rotten "offered to go to a registry office with me and do the unmentionable" but when he subsequently pulled out, Vicious volunteered to take his place. Upon arrival at the registry office the following morning, they found it "closed for an extended holiday" and were unable to attend the following day due to Vicious making a court appearance.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1970
    Age 18
    Hynde was also caught up in the Kent State shootings on May 4, 1970 in which the boyfriend of one her friends was amongst the four victims.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1951
    Born
    Born on September 7, 1951.
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