Chrissie Hynde Rocks

Chrissie Hynde Rocks


The excitement of Chrissie Hynde announcing that she's returning to Australia to support Stevie Nicks this year is only just starting to sink in. Two of the greatest rock stars of all time sharing a stage - we can barely contain ourselves here at ILYOS! More info & tickets here. 

It's Chrissie's birthday today so we thought we spend some time taking a look at the great work she has contributed to music since the 70s. 

Inspired by hippie counterculture, one of Chrissie Hynde's first jobs was in London with Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood at their clothing store, SEX. In 1978, she formed The Pretenders, with Pete Farndon, James Honeyman-Scott and Martin Chambers. As singer, songwriter, and guitarist, she has been the only constant member of the band throughout its history. She has also released a number of songs with other musicians including Frank Sinatra, Cher and UB40.

Hynde and The Pretenders were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005.

Check out this rare live footage of the Pretenders rehearsing "Brass In Pocket" in 1979...

"Don't Get Me Wrong" live with a dazzling guitar...

An unbelievable live performance of "Stand By You" with the Proms orchestra...

"Back On The Chain Gang" live in Hyde Park, London

And if you, like us, just can't get enough Chrissie, be sure to follow the Pretenders on Spotify...



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