Chrissie fronts for The Pretenders. Besides singing, she also writes music and plays the guitar.
In the music video Chrissie plays a waitress, who, at least wearing that uniform, bears an uncanny resemblance to my first wife: Jean. Jean was a few years younger than Chrissie and I doubt they had much other than "a look" in common.
However, that look and the flirtatious nature of Chrissie's character in this video seem to me remarkably similar to Jean in her younger days when we met, married and tried raising a family. Back then, before I went back to college, Jean waited tables and I worked as a short-order cook, more than 5 years before "Brass In Pocket" became popular.
Jean and I had very little interaction over the last 25 years, since we divorced. She succumbed to cancer last month. As far as I know Chrissie prospers.
Anyway, here's that video --
Happy Birthday Chrissie Hynde.
Posted by Tom Ender, who may have conquered his weakness for waitresses. At least, I tell Julie that.