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Chrissie Hynde

Christine Ellen Hynde (born September 7, 1951) is an American musician who is best known as a founding member of the rock band The Pretenders.

Inspired by hippie counter-culture, Hynde worked in London with Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood at their clothing store, SEX. In 1978, she formed her own band, Pretenders, with Pete Farndon, James Honeyman-Scott and Martin Chambers. As singer, songwriter and guitarist, she has been the only constant member of the band throughout its history. She has also released a number of songs with other musicians including Frank Sinatra, Cher and UB40. Chrissie Hynde and The Pretenders were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005.

On Friends season 2 episode The One With The Baby On The Bus, Chrissie Hynde portrayed Stephanie, a musician who plays in Central Perk along with Phoebe.