Talk:Chrissie Hynde

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"confirmed vegetarian"??[edit]

What exactly is a "confirmed vegetarian"? Is there some sort of certifying agency that confirms people as a vegetarian? Seems like this should just read that she's a "vegetarian". --RobertGary1 (talk) 22:17, 16 December 2009 (UTC)

same agency that certifies free range musicians.75.61.128.143 (talk) 06:51, 18 May 2012 (UTC)

Re: Chrissie Hynde[edit]

Natalie Rae, CH's daughter with Ray Davies, is of course the subject of the song "Show Me," the concluding song on the Pretenders 1984 comeback album Learning to Crawl. This was the first album, of course, by the Pretenders' new line-up following the deaths of Honeyman-Scott and Farnsworth. The song "Back on the Chain Gang" is a tribute to James Honeyman Scott the dead guitarist of the band>—The preceding unsigned comment was added by 71.194.142.25 (talkcontribs) 01:24, 27 December 2006.


Chain Gang was written about a picture Hynde found of Ray Davies, they original band actually did this at soundchecks, Hynde has said that she may have a recording buried somewhere in storage. Jimmy died and so the song kinda fit that situation. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.241.184.218 (talk) 05:50, 23 July 2010 (UTC)

Rush Limbaugh fan?[edit]

Is there a source for this? I know her song is his opening music, but considering her anti-corporate, Pro-PETA stance, the thought of her shouting "mega-dittos, Rush!" seems very incongruous if not downright unlikely. 204.194.98.66 18:54, 17 August 2007 (UTC)

Rush was using "My City Was Gone" as his theme song without permission. I believe it was during the 2004 election and his rants against John Kerry, that Rush announced he could not play the song without permission any longer. He eventually worked out a contract and paid for permission to continue using the song. Endy9 —Preceding unsigned comment added by Endy9 (talkcontribs) 00:50, 9 October 2009 (UTC)


well, she knew he was using it, and she just said go for it, until Rush said that he used the song because it was a whiney liberal song or something like that, so she made him pay for it. Triston. (i dont have an account so i dont know how to make a signature thing) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.241.184.218 (talk) 12:55, 15 June 2010 (UTC)

Guitar playing ability[edit]

I was looking for information on Chrissy's guitar playing talents. I remember an "allstar" band put together, possibly at a SuperBowl event, where Chrissy was selected for her guitar playing rather than singing, which shocked me. Does anyone have any insights into how her peers view those abilities? Is she one of the more talented female guitar players? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Endy9 (talkcontribs) 07:20, 6 September 2007 (UTC)


Chrissie always says she plays terrible, though she is not the best out there, she knows what she is doing. She even has her own sound, that clangy type thing. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.241.184.218 (talk) 12:58, 15 June 2010 (UTC)

New restaurant[edit]

I just removed an addition to the article under the heading "Business ventures," talking about her new restaurant:

"In 2007 Hynde opened a vegetarian restaurant in Akron, Ohio called The Vegiterranean.[1] The restaurant serves a variety of vegetarian food from meat-free hamburgers to salads. The atmosphere is causal and the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner."

I have a couple of problems with this: For one, I cannot find anything that says that the restaurant has actually opened. For another, saying that it serves "meatless hamburgers" and salads is rather, well... ho hum. Actually, I'm doubtful. Fusion food has a bit more to it than that. Perhaps we could write this in a tad more encyclopedic way and add it when we have a source that actually says that the restaurant is open. Otherwise, it's vapourware. Sunray (talk) 21:27, 4 March 2008 (UTC)

Hi... I live in Akron and have personally eaten at the place. Copy edit it however you like, I'm not a great writer but I can assure you the place is opened. It's on Furnace Street in Akron on the first floor of a new apartment complex. I believe it opened around November of 2007. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.166.36.132 (talk) 20:11, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

OK, this is the only source I could find... I thought there was an article in the Akron Beacon Journal too but I can't seem to locate it right now. http://www.groovyvegetarian.com/2007/11/14/vegiterranean-now-open/ —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.166.36.132 (talk) 20:18, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

Nothing like being there to know what's what! Thanks for the info, and especially, the link that verifies that the restaurant is open. I've replaced the section with minor edits and added the above link. Sunray (talk) 15:08, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

Contralto?[edit]

I reverted an edit that claimed in several places that Hynde's "voice type" is contralto. Application of this type of technical distinction is, IMO, not meaningful in rock. Moreover, there is no citation given for this claim. Jgm (talk) 19:25, 12 January 2009 (UTC)


I got a source on her vocal range:

[2] Tribal44 (talk) 18:44, 16 January 2009 (UTC)Tribal44

Relationship with Ray Davies[edit]

I added a clarification under "Personal Life" to say that Hynde and Davies never married. I've seen too many media stories lately saying they *were* married, and hopefully this will cut down on those references (assuming people are coming here for bio info). —Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.65.102.216 (talk) 03:59, 12 July 2009 (UTC)

add last name pronunciation, anyone?[edit]

75.169.72.141 (talk) 08:01, 9 January 2010 (UTC)


say it how it looks, like Behind. or hindsight. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.241.184.218 (talk) 12:59, 15 June 2010 (UTC)

Collaboration with Hybrid?[edit]

Isn't she the vocalist in Hybrid's Kid 2000 track? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kid_2000 —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.178.244.48 (talk) 14:43, 13 February 2010 (UTC)

Vandalism of Personal Life section[edit]

The following valid information from an earlier version has repeatedly been deleted by user CutOffTies; I leave it to others how to handle that obnoxious troll. Of course everybody knows that Hynde was married to Jim Kerr.

Hynde had a daughter, Natalie Rae Hynde,[10] in 1983 with Ray Davies of The Kinks. A cover version of the Davies song "Stop Your Sobbing" had been an early hit for the Pretenders; and they also recorded a cover of another of his early efforts, "I Go To Sleep". Hynde met Davies several years later—a meeting which bloomed into a long-term relationship (although Davies and Hynde never wed). She then married Jim Kerr, lead singer of the band Simple Minds in 1984, and had two daughters, Heather and Leigh Kerr, with him in 1986 and 1987, respectively. They divorced in 1990. She married artist Lucho Brieva in 1997, and lived with him in London until they separated in 2002.
Hynde is set to become a grandmother in April 2011, when her daughter, Heather gives birth to twin boys. [11]

89.247.125.22 (talk) 12:13, 13 July 2011 (UTC)

If "everybody knows", then it must not be too difficult to find a reliable source and provide a citation. --CutOffTies (talk) 12:21, 13 July 2011 (UTC)
Cut the crap. You deleted a whole section including (!) citations. --89.247.125.22 (talk) 12:49, 13 July 2011 (UTC)
These are the diffs of what I deleted in the personal life section. [3] [4] One of the citations was a facebook post. That is not a reliable source. --CutOffTies (talk) 13:04, 13 July 2011 (UTC)
I re-added the content with sources. It took less than five minutes to find the sources and provide the citations. According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer's website, Kerr and Chrissy had only one daughter, Yasmin. This is why unsourced information can and should be deleted. It is not verified by a reliable source and can be wrong. It's better to have no information than wrong information, and no I'm not a troll nor is it vandalism to remove unsourced information. If an editor can't take the time to cite content then it shouldn't be inserted. Very simple. --CutOffTies (talk) 13:26, 13 July 2011 (UTC)
Fine. Feel free to add as many citation needed-tags to as many pages you like, but refrain from simply deleting whole chunks of text – or else you′ll be consired a troll not just by me. Of course the Plain Dealer may be wrong – I don′t know and don′t care much. In my view, what′s relevant here is the marriage to another famous singer, not the offspring. --89.247.125.22 (talk) 14:01, 13 July 2011 (UTC)
From Jimbo Wales, on Wikipedia's Biography of Living Persons policy:
I can NOT emphasize this enough.
There seems to be a terrible bias among some editors that some sort of
random speculative "I heard it somewhere" pseudo information is to be
tagged with a "needs a cite" tag. Wrong. It should be removed,
aggressively, unless it can be sourced. This is true of all
information, but it is particularly true of negative information about
living persons.

--CutOffTies (talk) 14:07, 13 July 2011 (UTC)

Hynde, Mothersbaugh, Tin Soldiers, and Nixon... (Kent State)[edit]

"Hynde was on the campus during the Kent State shootings." That's probably true of both Hynde and Devo frontman Mark Mothersbaugh (who was mentioned just before this parenthetical), but how relevant is that? It should be properly sourced, obviously; but more than that, it should have some kind of relevance to the subject of this article. Did Hynde and Mothersbaugh meet at Kent State? That alone might make it worth mentioning; e.g. "Hynde and Mothersbaugh met at Kent State shortly before/after the Kent State shootings.{and here's the source}". Better still, did the shootings have some verifiable effect on her or her art? Did she talk about the event? These are things that would make mention of the events of May 4, 1970 more relevant... and would make the resulting verbiage much more than a parenthetical. Any thoughts on a better edit? -- JeffBillman (talk) 01:36, 12 July 2013 (UTC)


It would be hard to imagine if she were there that it didn`t have a " verifiable effect " on her. Lonepilgrim007 (talk) 20:48, 25 August 2013 (UTC)

Hynde and Mothersbaugh were at Kent State at the time of the shootings - IIRC it's clearly stated by Jimmy McDonough in his Neil Young biography Shakey, in connection with the song Ohio, and he had interviewed them I think. Mark M. said he was shocked by the shootings (but less impressed by Neil Young's song, at the time!). I don't recall now what Chrissie Hynde said about the effect on her but it could easily be checked, and I'm fairly sure she would have been outraged as well. 83.254.154.164 (talk) 02:12, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

Discography[edit]

Surprised to see that this didn't include a solo discography (well, sort of solo). Considering she had two UK #1s (more than the Pretenders had!) it's pretty noteworthy. Please can anyone add chart positions in other territories?--Tuzapicabit (talk) 12:26, 16 December 2013 (UTC)


She is in a relationship with J.P. Jones, 32, while she is 58.

Man thats gotta be some smelly saggy naked woman going on. Drugs masks that I guess?

When he is 52, she will be 78. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.85.40.91 (talk) 12:41, 16 October 2014 (UTC)