They made his name with The Pretenders in England, together with the English musicians James Honeyman-Scottand Pete Farndon , Martin Chambers. The composition of the band changed regularly, but Hynde was the constant factor and thus became the leader of the band. She plays especially on a Fender Telecaster.
Hynde is an influential musician both by her music as by her performances and her in interviews. Chrissie Hynde scored in 1985 along with UB40 a number 1hit in the Netherlands with the song, among other things, I Got You Babe. This was originally a hit by Sonny & Cher. Breakfast in bedwas In 1988, again with UB40, in fourth place in the Top 40.
The Pretenders had one of their first hits and a cover of the song "Stop Your Sobbing", written by Ray Davies of The Kinks. Hynde met Davies several years after that, an encounter that resulted in a long-term relationship and in 1983 they got a child. After that Hynde of 1984 to 1990 married to Jim Kerr of Simple Minds, with whom she had a daughter. Since 1997 she was married to the artist in 2002 of Lucha Brieva where she is separated. Hynde has a house in London and an apartment in her hometown of Akron Ohio. They also had a vegetarian restaurant, which in 2011 is closed.
She is also a famous supporter of animal rights.
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in the Radio 2 Top 2000
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|I Got You Babe (with UB40)||923||799||910||1301||1165||1075||1260||1411||1491||1290||1615||1483||1614||1776||1738|