Chrissie Hynde Turns 61 Today

Where were you when you first heard “Brass In Pocket” or “Middle Of The Road“? Chrissie Hynde, the only consistent member of the Pretenders, turns 61 years old today. One of the pioneering women in rock, following on the heels of legends before her, Suzi Quatro, Marianne Faithful and Janis Joplin, Chrissie led the male dominant world of rock with grace, style and irresistible rock classics. She would go on to inspire many women of rock.

Chrissie, along with her contemporaries, Pat Benatar, Joan Jett and Annie Lennox, are still making the rounds and still rocking as hard as they did in their prime.

To say Happy Birthday to Miss Hynde, check out the classic albums Learning To Crawl, Pretenders, Pretenders II.

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