Chrissie Hynde is an American musician best known as the leader of the rock/new wave band The Pretenders. She is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist, and has been the only constant member of the band throughout its history. She has also released a number of collaborations with other musicians – two of which reached No.1 in the UK Charts. She has a control to vocal range.
She has shown support for Little Kids Rock, a national nonprofit organization that works to restore and revitalize music education in disadvantaged U.S. public schools, by generously donating various items for auction, raising money to put instruments in the hands of children.
She is a vegetarian and animal rights activist. She is a supporter of PETA and the animal rights group Viva!.She also appeared in anti-fur trade organisation Respect for Animals’ commercial ‘Fur and Against’ in 2002.