Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Pretenders, Chrissie Hynde is a legend unto herself. Inspired by the likes of the Slits and Siouxsie Sioux, Chrissie became the unapologetic front woman and founder of the Pretenders, and with her intelligence, energy and drive made pure punk tunes that bridged the gap between rock and roll and the New Wave. With her unmistakable voice, Chrissie would lead the band from strength to strength with songs like Brass in Pocket, I’ll Stand by You and Hymn To Her.
From Dylan, to Bono, to Morrissey, to Iggy Pop, to Johnny Marr and to Jeff Beck, Chrissie has left an undeniable mark on the tonal landscape. From the opening chords of The Pretender’s 1980 debut, through the highs of the 1980’s with successive major hits, through incarnations with the Black Keys, and into her own solo material and beyond, this is a forward-thinking icon, social activist, and musician who will forever be revered.