7 September 2021
Christine Ellen Hynde was born on 7 September 1951
in Akron, Ohio, US. Happy 70 Chrissie! Forever young!
She formed world-famous pop/rock band the Pretenders in 1975 and became their primary singer-songwriter, guitarist and their gorgeous face. After all these years the band’s still going strong. So far they released 11 studio albums with Hate For Sale (2020)
as the most recent one.
Her flamboyance, her outspokenness, her huge pop songwriting skills
and her don’t mess with me rock chick girl appearance is still intact, she’s
just a little bit older. Coolness in motion.
Turn Up The Volume picked these
3 top Chrissie moments to celebrate
the eternal Riot pop grrrl’s birthday.
– BRASS IN POCKET –
– 2000 MILES –
– BACK ON THE CHAIN GANG –
(Striking live performance)
CHRISSIE HYNDE: Career
(photo: from the front cover of her solo album ‘Stockholm’)
18 July 2020
Album: HATE FOR SALE
The band’s eleventh LP
Released: 17 July 2020
Info: “Hate For Sale, produced by the revered Stephen Street (The Smiths, Blur), is
the latest studio album by The Pretenders via BMG. The album features 10 new songs written collaboratively by Chrissie Hynde and the electrifyingly dynamic guitarist James Walbourne, in what is the first Hynde/Walbourne songwriting collaboration to date.”
THE INDEPENDENT: “Thigh boots hoiked rakishly over denim, the swashbuckling queen of British new wave Chrissie Hynde has always trodden a singular rock’n’roll path. A feminist
icon renowned for snarling and snorting her way through a man’s world without compromise…Reunited with drummer Martin Chambers, the only other surviving original member, they attack the record with a reunion band zeal. Sultry and uncompromising variety from a music icon.” Full review here. Score: 3/5
Key phrase: “Rebel with a cause.”
Singles: The Buzz / Hate For Sale
– THE BUZZ –
– HATE FOR SALE –
THE PRETENDERS: Facebook