Where is Chrissie Hydde now? what happened to her

Chrissie Hynde is out of luck. She is still struggling to get a big break from her musical career, as explained in Danny Boyle’s “Sex Pistols” biography show, Pistol.

Hynde may have the talent, but as the character in the series mentions, the artist grappled with ‘a big heap of sexism’ for her to be where she is today.

As you can see from the pistol, Hind was a true friend of the ‘Sex Pistols’ members. She almost tied a knot with one of them. But what happened to Chrissie Hydde after that?

Here’s everything you need to know.

Chrissie Hynde and The Pretenders

Chrissie Hynde is a successful artist in its own right. But she faced her share of the singer to get her big break. As depicted in the Pistol, Hinde tried to form a band several times, but failed.

The musician tried to create bands in England and France, but to no avail. Still, she performed next to numerous costumes like Damned.

In 1978, Hynde formed a group with Pete Farndon, James Honeyman-Scott, and Martin Chambers. It was called The Pretenders. Nevertheless, thanks to this group, Hynde has had some success.

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To date, The Pretenders have released 11 albums together as a group. Most recently, they released a record called Hate for Sale in July 2020.

In 2005, Hynde was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of an English-American rock band.

Short romance between Chrissie Hynde and Steve Jones

The miniseries Pistol reveals Chrissie Hynde and “Sex Pistols” guitarist Steve Jones are entangled in a romantic relationship.

But the romance was short-lived. Nevertheless, the two artists have remained good friends ever since.

Hynde also wrote the preface to Jones’ memoir entitled ‘Lonely Boy: Tales From A “Sex Pistol”. The show is based on a book published in 2017.

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Hynde also worked with Pistol’s creative team. She also helped Sydney Chandler, who plays her Hynde’s character on her screen, adapt her own younger version.

In an interview with Newsweek, Chandler talked about his experiences when he met an artist to act on screen. She said, ‘I read her book first, and on her first meeting, I had no plans to ask her questions, I just wanted to take her.’

You can stream the Pistol series on Hulu now.



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