Chrissie Hynde is a highly acclaimed composer, vocalist, and instrumentalist. During her college years, she dedicated herself to honing her skills for live performances and didn’t place a significant emphasis on her high school education. She played a pivotal role in establishing the band The Pretenders alongside Pete Farndon, James Honeyman Scott, and Martin Chambers.
Chrissie Hynde Profile summary
|Real Name||Christine Ellen Chrissie Hynde|
|Tag Name||Chrissie Hynde|
|Profession||Singer, Songwriter, and Musicians|
|Born In||Akron Ohio|
|Age||72 years old|
|Heights in Feet||5 feet and 8 inches|
|Height(s) cm||173 cm|
|Weight in Pound||127 pounds|
|Daughter and Son||Yes ( Yasmin Kerr and Natalie Ray Hynde )|
|Net Worths||$15 million|
Chrissie Hynde Early Life & Biography
Born on September 7, 1951, in Akron, Ohio, United States, Chrissie Hynde is the child of Melville Grant Hynde and Dolores Hynde. Her parents held occupations as a part-time secretary and Yellow Page manager. Chrissie completed her high school education at Firestone High School in Akron. She frequently journeyed to Cleveland to participate in the band’s performances.
The singer developed a fascination for hippie counterculture, Eastern mysticism, and vegetarianism. She enrolled at Kent State University Art School, where she became a member of a band known as Sat-Sun Mat. In 1973, the songwriter made the move to London. Initially, she took up a position at an architectural firm but left after eight months. Hynde encountered Nick Kent and became involved in the music magazine NME. Shortly after, she departed from the job and commenced working at a clothing store called SEX.
Chrissie Hynde Personal Life
In 1983, she entered into a marriage with Jim Jett, and the couple welcomed a daughter named Yasmin. Following seven years of matrimony, Chrissie and Jim divorced in 1990. She then married Lucho Brieva in 1997, but their marriage ended in divorce in 2002. The singer has a daughter from her relationship with Ray Davies, and her daughter faced legal issues, resulting in an arrest in 2013.
Chrissie Hynde Age, Height, and Weight
Born on September 7, 1951, Chrissie Hynde is currently 69 years old as of January 24, 2021. She has a height of 5 feet 8 inches and maintains a weight of 58 kilograms.
Chrissie Hynde Career
She initiated efforts to form a band while in France. However, in 1975, she returned to Cleveland and attempted to establish a band, but her endeavors were unsuccessful. Chrissie took part in an audition for the band 999, although it didn’t lead to success, as she was eventually replaced by Malcolm McLaren in “Masters of Backside.” In 1978, she spent a relatively brief period with the Moors Murderers.
Hynde recorded a demo tape and submitted it to Real Records. Dave Hill assumed the role of the singer’s manager, not only overseeing her career but also covering the rent for her rehearsal space in Covent Garden, London. Following his advice, she proceeded to assemble a band, recruiting Pete Farndon, James Honeyman-Scott, and Martin Chambers. This collaborative effort resulted in the formation of the band known as The Pretenders.
The band unveiled its debut single in January 1979, which achieved the No. 33 spot on the UK charts. Their second single, released later in 1979, enjoyed significant success. The band followed up with their second studio album, “Pretenders II.” Tragically, in 1982, the band encountered the loss of Honeyman-Scott due to a drug overdose. Subsequently, Farndon was dismissed from the band and also succumbed to a drug overdose in the same year. The group proceeded to record their new album, “Learning to Crawl,” with fresh additions to the lineup. Notable songs from the album include “Don’t Get Me Wrong” and “My Babe.”
The band embarked on numerous worldwide tours. In 2002, they unveiled a new album under the name “Loose Screw.” After a six-year gap, another album titled “Break up the Concrete” was released. They collaborated with Dan Auerbach for the album “Alone.” In 2016, the singer served as the opening act for Stevie Nicks. On June 10, 2014, she released an album called “Stockholm,” featuring artists like Neil Young and John McEnroe. She made an appearance in the music video for “God Only Knows” and was interviewed by Emily Maitlis on the Andrew Marr Show.
Chrissie Hynde Awards & Achievements
In 1985, the singer was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
– Grammy (nominee) 1995 for best pop performance by a duo or group with vocal
– Grammy (nominee) 1989 for best Raggae recording
– Grammy (nominee) 1981 for best pop performance by a duo or group with vocal
– Grammy (nominee) 1981 for best artist
– Grammy (nominee) 1981 for best rock instrumental performance
– Ivor Novello Award (winner) 1999 for outstanding contribution to British Music
Chrissie Hynde Net worth
Christine’s net worth is $15 million.