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The Resource Reckless : my life as a Pretender, Chrissie Hynde

Reckless : my life as a Pretender, Chrissie Hynde

Label
Reckless : my life as a Pretender
Title
Reckless
Title remainder
my life as a Pretender
Statement of responsibility
Chrissie Hynde
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Pretenders singer/songwriter Chrissie Hynde tells exactly where she came from and what her crooked, winding path to stardom entailed. Her All-American upbringing in Akron, Ohio, a child of postwar power and prosperity. Her soul's capture, along with tens of millions of her generation, by the gods of sixties rock who came through Cleveland -- Mitch Ryder, David Bowie, Jeff Back, Paul Butterfield, and Iggy Pop among them. Her shocked witness in 1970 to the horrific shooting of student antiwar protestors at Kent State. Her weakness for the sorts of men she calls "the heavy bikers" and "the get-down boys." Her flight from Ohio to London in 1973 essentially to escape the former and pursue the latter. Her scuffling years as a brash reviewer for New Musical Express, shop girl at the Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood boutique 'Craft Must Wear Clothes But The Truth Loves To Go Naked', first-hand witness to the birth of the punk movement, and serial band aspirant. And then, at almost the last possible moment, her meeting of the three musicians who comprised the original line-up of The Pretenders, their work on the indelible first album, and the rocket ride to "instant" stardom, with all the disorientation and hazards that involved. Then it all comes crashing back down to earth with the deaths of lead guitarist James Honeyman Scott and bassist Peter Farndon, leaving her bruised and saddened, but far from beaten. Because Chrissie Hynde is, among other things, one of rock's great survivors
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hynde, Chrissie
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hynde, Chrissie
  • Pretenders (Musical group)
  • Rock musicians
  • Women rock musicians
Target audience
adult
Label
Reckless : my life as a Pretender, Chrissie Hynde
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Prologue -- Beautiful trees -- Cuyahoga Falls...Terry! Christy! -- Akron -- Walk, don't run -- WHLO Appreciation Day -- Testing, testing... One two, one two -- Wanting the world -- Paul Butterfield and the security guards -- Kent State University -- Four days in May -- North of the border -- South of the border -- Bewitched and bedraggled -- Tattooed love boys -- The final countdown -- LET'S GO ON OUTTA HERE NOW LET'S GO! -- Limeytown! -- The NME -- Craft must have clothes but truth loves to go naked -- Paris -- Back to Ohio -- Is it getting hot in here or am I just going crazy? -- Mick's Gran's -- Days of punk and poses -- Moped mania and White Riot -- Lemmy -- Closing in on destiny -- It's always something -- Sid, Sid! Look what he did! -- Making rock history -- For the record -- Pretenders -- The last show -- The End -- Epilogue
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
x, 312 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385540612
Lccn
2015027449
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
Reckless : my life as a Pretender, Chrissie Hynde
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Prologue -- Beautiful trees -- Cuyahoga Falls...Terry! Christy! -- Akron -- Walk, don't run -- WHLO Appreciation Day -- Testing, testing... One two, one two -- Wanting the world -- Paul Butterfield and the security guards -- Kent State University -- Four days in May -- North of the border -- South of the border -- Bewitched and bedraggled -- Tattooed love boys -- The final countdown -- LET'S GO ON OUTTA HERE NOW LET'S GO! -- Limeytown! -- The NME -- Craft must have clothes but truth loves to go naked -- Paris -- Back to Ohio -- Is it getting hot in here or am I just going crazy? -- Mick's Gran's -- Days of punk and poses -- Moped mania and White Riot -- Lemmy -- Closing in on destiny -- It's always something -- Sid, Sid! Look what he did! -- Making rock history -- For the record -- Pretenders -- The last show -- The End -- Epilogue
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
x, 312 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385540612
Lccn
2015027449
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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