Sunday, May 25, 2014

The Pretenders: Human

Chrissie Hynde was on Danny Baker's Radio 2 show yesterday morning - you can listen to it on the BBC iPlayer for the next six days (it starts at around 1:06:40).

In the course of it Baker played this Pretenders track from 1999. As Human on the Inside, it had been a minor Australian hit for the duo divinyls, who are best known for their hit I Touch Myself.

Hynde's story is fascinating. She came to Britain from Ohio in her early twenties because she loved horses and the music scene. She landed a job at the NME and then formed the Pretenders - the other members came from the rock heartland of Hereford.

1 comment:

Guy H said...

And another fascinating fact about Chrissie was that she was a student at Kent State, Ohio, at the time of the shooting dead of four students in May 1970 - memorialised by Neil Young's "Ohio".