Post-punk singer-songwriter, born September 7, 1951 in Akron, Ohio, USA. Lead vocalist, guitarist and songwriter with the group The Pretenders since 1978, but also a frequent collaborator with other artists in various musical fields including dance. Married 1984-1990 to Jim Kerr. Her brother is Terry Hynde.
Christine Ellen Hynde (born September 7, 1951) is an American singer-songwriter and musician. She is a founding member and the guitarist, lead vocalist, and primary songwriter of the rock band the Pretenders, and its only original member. Hynde formed the Pretenders in 1978 with Pete Farndon, James Honeyman-Scott and Martin Chambers. She has also released a number of songs with other musicians including Frank Sinatra, Cher and UB40, and she released the solo album Stockholm in 2014. Hynde was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005 as a member of the Pretenders. She performed at Live Aid in 1985.