Chrissie Hynde and her band, The Pretenders, were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, in 2005 - the Museum's 20th anniversary year, as well as year of the 50th anniversary of the birth of Rock and Roll. Irish band U2 was also among the inductees that year. The ceremony was held at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.
Chrissie Hynde - born in Parma, Ohio - 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.
Chrissie Hynde is the front woman of the band, The Prentenders. She sings and plays the guitar. Hynde is a long time vegetarian and an advocate of animal rights. In late 2007, Hynde opened her very own vegetarian restaurants in Akron, Ohio, called "Vegiterranean."