If you’re wondering where the “inspiration” for this song may have originated, perhaps a look at Chrissie Hynde’s background will inform you: Hynde was born in Akron, Ohio, the daughter of a part-time secretary . . .and a Yellow Pages manager. She graduated from Firestone High School in Akron, but stated that “I was never […]

If you’re wondering where the “inspiration” for this song may have originated, perhaps a look at Chrissie Hynde’s background will inform you: Hynde was born in Akron, Ohio, the daughter of a part-time secretary . . .and a Yellow Pages manager. She graduated from Firestone High School in Akron, but stated that “I was never too interested in high school. I mean, I never went to a dance, I never went out on a date, I never went steady. It became pretty awful for me. Except, of course, I could go see bands, and that was the kick. I used to go to Cleveland just to see any band. So I was in love a lot of the time, but mostly with guys in bands that I had never met. For me, knowing that Brian Jones was out there, and later that Iggy Pop was out there, made it kind of hard for me to get too interested in the guys that were around me. I had, uh, bigger things in mind.”

 


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