Chrissie Hynde turns 70 years old today. I am gobsmacked. But god bless her, she’s still the most kick ass rocker and my favorite voice.
This means it was 37 years ago when she sang, “I got a kid/I’m 33” in “Middle of the Road.” Seems like yesterday.
The Pretenders were part of the New Wave, the people who were supposed to kick Fleetwood Mac and Rumours to the ground and take no prisoners. So they did, thanks to Seymour Stein at Sire Records.
I could listen to Chrissie sing the phone book. I hope she’s having a rocking, great birthday. Sting turns 70 in October. The end of the classic rock star era is beckoning with only Elvis Costello still a young un. R&B legend Sam Moore turns 86 on October 12th. We have to wrap everyone in Saran Wrap!
One of my faves: