- Date of Birth:
- September 7, 1951
Chrissie Hynde (born Chritine Ellen Hynde in Akron, Ohio on Sept. 7, 1951) is an American singer and songwriter. She attended Firestone high school in Akron before attending the art school at Kent State University. She joined the band Sat. Sun. Mat. which also included Mark Mothersbaugh (who composed the theme song for The Rugrats). In 1978, Chrissie met Dave Hill, owner of the label Real Records. That spring, she met Pete Farndon and the two put together their band including James Honeyman-Scott and Martin Chambers. They named the group The Pretenders.
Best Known For:
Chrissie is best know as the lead singer of the rock band, The Pretenders.
Chrissie had a daughter with singer Ray Davies in 1983. She later married Jim Kerr, and the two had another daughter. They went on to divorce, before Chrissie married Lucho Brieva in 1997. They separated in 2002. Chrissie currently lives in London, England. She follows Vaishnavism, which is a branch of Hinduism. She travels to India annually in order to keep up with her studies.