Chrissie Hynde

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Chrissie Hynde


Provided backing vocals on My Love Life and Shame Is The Name.
Also appeared in the video for Sing Your Life.
Morrissey cover of Back On The Chain Gang was released in 2018.
Her image was used as a backdrop circa 2017 during Back On The Chain Gang.

Chrissie provided a brief booklet contribution to the remastered version of Viva Hate (2012):

"Life is hard enough when you belong here". "Angel, don't take your life tonight - I will be here." "I love you more than life."...
When he sings these lines, you know from the bottom of your soul that he is singing them to you alone. And when you hear his voice (in my case anyway) the unfathomable loneliness of modern life eases its grip.
In a celebrity world of glib proclamations (as in "I don't take myself too seriously"), you can believe that Morrissey takes himself very seriously, and when his words are delivered to you, the listener, you know that he takes you very seriously too.
Viva Hate - is an ironic title from a man who, try as he may, is not capable of so much as a hateful glance beyond the barbecue.
The compassion steeped in these 12 tracks, without shame, will make you feel, (maybe for the first time) truly loved.
He means it folks!
~ Chrissie Hynde!

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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.

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Christine Ellen Hynde (born September 7, 1951) is an American-British musician. She is a founding member and the lead vocalist, guitarist, and primary songwriter of the rock band The Pretenders, and one of the band's two remaining original members alongside drummer Martin Chambers. She is the only continuous member of the band, appearing on every studio album. Hynde formed the Pretenders in Hereford, England in 1978, with Pete Farndon, James Honeyman-Scott and Chambers. She has also recorded a number of songs with other musicians including Frank Sinatra, Cher and UB40. She recorded her first solo album, Stockholm, in 2014. Hynde was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005 as a member of the Pretenders.

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