Chrissie Hynde Poster


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Overview (3)

Born in Akron, Ohio, USA
Birth NameChristine Ellen Hynde
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Chrissie Hynde was born on September 7, 1951 in Akron, Ohio, USA as Christine Ellen Hynde. She was previously married to Lucho Brieva and Jim Kerr.

Spouse (2)

Lucho Brieva (10 July 1997 - 2003) ( divorced) ( 1 child)
Jim Kerr (5 May 1984 - 1990) ( divorced) ( 1 child)

Trade Mark (2)

Fender Telecaster guitar
Heavy black eyeliner

Trivia (20)

Once asked by a reporter what she had done to help advance her vegetarian views, she joked that she had blown up a McDonald's restaurant. When a misguided fan later did blow up a McDonald's in her honor, she apologize for her accidental role in the tragedy.
Lead singer, guitarist and song writer of the band The Pretenders.
Active member of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals).
Helped set up PETA headquarters in Norfolk, Virginia.
Gave the famed lock necklace to Sid Vicious as a gift.
Attended Kent State University but dropped out to play in the band "Jack Rabbit" before moving to London where she formed The Pretenders in 1978.
In 1980, was cited in divorce of Ray Davies & his wife. Her daughter by Ray Davies, Natalie, is now (2003) studying English Literature at University of London.
Performed (as The Pretenders) at the BBC's annual "Children in Need" charity event. [November 2003]
Ranked #7 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll
Is an active, outspoken, passionate vegetarian.
Her closest friend is singer Annie Lennox.
Ranked #89 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists.
A former journalist and shop assistant.
An instrumental version of her song "My City Was Gone" is used by Rush Limbaugh as the theme song for his daily radio program. Hynde receives $100,000 per year from Limbaugh for use of the song, which she donates to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 31, a daughter Natalie Ray Hynde in January 1983. Child's father is her now ex-boyfriend, Ray Davies.
Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 33, a daughter Yasmin Paris Kerr (aka Yasmine Cunliffe) on March 25, 1985. Child's father is her 1st husband, Jim Kerr.
Gave birth to her 3rd child, a son, with her 2nd husband Lucho Brieva.
Former owner of the acclaimed vegan restaurant "VegiTerranean" (now closed) in her hometown of Akron (OH) (2007-2011).
Longtime best friend of fellow musician, environmental and animal rights activist Linda McCartney.
While a student at the Kent State University, she witnessed the Kent State Massacre, when the Ohio National Guard opened fire on protesting students, killing four, on May 4, 1970.

Personal Quotes (6)

Look, as long as we can make records and sell enough so we can do some shows, that's all I want. You know what? I just want to play guitar and be in a band. Same as I always did.
I don't know any guitar player, any of the real greats, who don't rate Joni Mitchell up there with the best of them.
When I hear myself singing, I hear Iggy Pop and Jimi Hendrix. There's a conversational thing going on. I suppose it depends on which The Pretenders song you're listening to.
Every time people in bands start to think guitar music's over, it seems to come back. In my estimation there's nothing better than playing guitar and I think most guitar players would agree.
In popular music, rock music, there's not as much melody. I mean The Beatles were very melodic but a lot of it's very linear, so you get one line repeated over and over.
I don't know what to say about a lot of modern pop music or what's called R&B because it relies a lot on a visual sense that I don't relate to.

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