Thursday, February 2, 2012

Rockin' Women - Chrissie Hynde

Chrissie Hynde
One of rocks legendary women

Christine Ellen "Chrissie" Hynde - born 
September 7, 1951 in Akron, Ohio.  
Yep, 1951!  Chrissie as most know was one of 
the band members in the rock/new wave group 
the Pretenders.  One of my favorite bands in 
the 80's which dates me...yesssss.   
Legendary singer, songwriter and guitarist.

According to Wikipedia..........

Hynde is the daughter of a part-time secretary 
and a Yellow Pages manager. 
She graduated from Firestone High School 
in Akron, Ohio. She stated that "I was never too 
interested in high school. I mean, 
I never went to a dance, I never went out on a date, 
I never went steady. It became pretty awful 
for me. Except, of course, I could go see bands, 
and that was the kick. I used to go to 
Cleveland just to see any band. So I was in love a 
lot of the time, but mostly with guys in bands 
that I had never met. For me, knowing that 
Brian Jones was out there, and later that 
Iggy Pop was out there, made it kind of 
hard for me to get too interested in the 
guys that were around me. I had, 
uh, bigger things in mind."[3]

Chrissie's story is pretty interesting. 
Look her up on Wikipedia read the whole story.  
Truly fascinating life!   What intrigues me is 
even though she has aged she is 
still...very cool!
60 years old now and still looks like 
she can rock  your socks off! 
 I love that she always had her "look".  
Didn't matter what fashions were
happening...she rocked her own look. 
Chrissie still has the same style she 
started out with and can pull it off.  
Too many women give up and 
start dressing like their friends and what 
so-called fashion for their 
age says they should wear. I say if 
you can still rock it, do it.  Don't 
give up and in.  You are only as young 
as you want to feel.  Who cares
about the laugh lines or the grey hair 
(you can color that!).The great thing 
about growing you are much
 wiser and confident....this 
older gal (me) isn't gonna 
give up....not for a long time! 

Now check out some of Chrissie's 
styles through the years........

Of course the band!

With another rockin' woman...Debbie Harry - Blondie!

No matter who she is around....she is

Thanks Chrissie for all the great years of 
music and style you have contributed!