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PRETENDERS LIVE - PRIVATE LIFE.
I was 24 years old when I met Chrissie Hynde for the first time. That was in February 1984.
Three months later we were married.
I still get asked. 'Why get married so soon, to someone you hardly knew?'
"I just didn't want anyone else to have her." I reply.

JK
www.youtube.com/watch?v=voNQ73KHD0Y

***Leading up to the release of SIMPLE MINDS, LIVE IN THE CITY OF ANGELS, out 4th October. (Pre-order now at simpleminds.lnk.to/liveFA.) I will be randomly choosing favourite classic live tracks that I continue to listen and be inspired by.
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PRETENDERS LIVE - PRIVATE LIFE.
I was 24 years old when I met Chrissie Hynde for the first time. That was in February 1984.
Three months later we were married. 
I still get asked. Why get married so soon, to someone you hardly knew?
I just didnt want anyone else to have her.  I reply.

JK
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voNQ73KHD0Y

***Leading up to the release of SIMPLE MINDS, LIVE IN THE CITY OF ANGELS, out 4th October. (Pre-order now at simpleminds.lnk.to/liveFA.) I will be randomly choosing favourite classic live tracks that I continue to listen and be inspired by.

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How did I not know that? Especially after I wrote yesterday about her in context with Iggy Pop. A great song, now looking for her new album x

I think that it was love at first sight, as it is called. However, a great great song.

'Hand In Pocket' and pulled out a ring of wedded dreams. As in music and wealth you both continue to share great health. As if still married at heart, a pair of icons moving through the fair with the eternal ring, Sing!

Chrissie has such a great vibrato, very unique. She was here in The States a bit ago, was going to go see her, but didn't. I heard the show was amazing, no doubt. Message of Love and Time the Avenger, are my favorites. The live version of your song pick is incredible JK, sounds studio. πŸ’—P.S. listening to Iggy Pop's, Post Pop Depression. I like.

She is one of my favourites of all times...a talented beauty Artist...how not to fall in love with her???

That’s so heartfelt, profound, and sincere Jim. Lovely to read.I I saw you both together in Swindon last year, with my Daughter. It’s lovely that you share a Daughter & Grandsons together. πŸ‘πŸ€— x

What a song! And what an amazing woman! Nothing wrong with punching above your weight, Jim! Good feeling, that! 😁

Brilliant Iconic lady this picture was taken last year at Swindon Lyniard Park Supporting Simple Minds and Chrissie gave me her Harmonica πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

A strong woman who never lost sight of her dream to be a guitarist in a band - Chrissie just oozes Rock and Roll coolness!!! 🌟πŸ”₯🌟

Pretty sure for quite a while I thought it was a Grace Jones song... 😊 (I know...but I learned)

I love Chrissie! I read her book & it was amazing how hard she fought for what she wanted. Which was to be in a band when there weren’t any women in punk bands. It seems that you two are still close as you share a daughter & twin grandsons.

It was meant to be. Love Chrissie's voice. Its tone. Its iconic. πŸ’—

She is amazing. Saw her a couple years ago in New Orleans. Just WOW.

when the universe and the stars energetically manifest themselves through two bright souls, time does not exist ... it could be three seconds, three weeks, three months or three eternities ... you don't need time to be captivated ... that is instant... for the eternity... ❀️❀️❀️ you are a lovely soul JIM...

Oooh so romantic Jim! My heart melts reading this ❀ and you were blessed with a lovely daughter πŸ₯°

WoW! That was love at first sight! ♥️ I guess your venus in virgo has to do with Chrissie.. And this song must be your private life! Great rockers Ciaooo

Aww how romantic x Chrissie is superb xx Great picture of her too x🎸🎀🎡

watched kelly Jones in Llandudno on monday, and their was a certain lady there, that i'm glad you let go of, for that particular night. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰

Thankful for your collaboration - got to see Minds and the Pretenders play together back in the day. πŸ™‚ One of my fav concerts of all times. A fan rushed the stage and bouncers muscled her off and started to remove her from Pine Knob Music Theatre (as it was known then) - Chrissie Hynde stopped the show until they let the lady return to her seat.

One of the best "rock chicks" of all time. Style, attitude, talent, great music. What's not to love?

She is an incredible woman! I love how she speaks her mind. What young 80's woman didnt want to be like her? I think she was my ultimate girl crush. Ssh!

How sweet Jim! ❀️ PS- fantastic song by Chrissie and Grace 🎢❀️🎢

Great couple. I love Chrissie and you. X

The Pretenders were my first legitimate concert when they played in Poughkeepsie, New York. My friends and I got Chrissie's autograph after the show and Martin Chambers hung out to talk with us for a while until someone with the band insisted that it was time to go. Online archives suggest this was February 3, 1982. Chrissie remains my favorite female vocalist and such an overlooked songwriter.

Good for you. Good for her. And you have a beautiful daugher together. It did not last, but that's life.

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Simple Minds Official

New Gold Dream (81–82–83–84) [Live In The City Of Angels] is the latest taster of Simple Minds' upcoming live album, due out 4th October.

Pre-order now from the Official Store or iTunes at simpleminds.lnk.to/liveFA to get the track instantly.
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Really looking forward to this. Live in the City of Light is my favourite, still listen to it a lot.

This recording kicks! A lot of punch. And the mixing of the baseline sounds particularly good here. The beat is quite propulsive also. I could use a bit more in the way of virtuosic fills, but perhaps I’m being a bit prudish. SM has spoiled me! After hearing this, I WILL be purchasing this. πŸ‘πŸΈ

Totally get the love for ....City of Light but let’s not overlook what a strong live document 5x5 Live is - really powerful renditions, especially of songs I thought had gone from the setlist for good.

Sounds great! Hope you come back to Australia soon , last tour was amazing πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί

Simple minds were excellent up to about 1983 after that they were terrible I was really gutted that they changed so much to try and become popular. Shame on you jim

Just listened to this ... how about the Cherisse Osei drum solo at the end? What a phenomenal addition to one of the best tracks ever. Can't wait for this to arrive next month. Hope the postage to Australia doesn't take forever ...

Great sound

Ive got live in the city of light on vinyl but a few yr ago i got it on cd..one of my all time favs so if the new one half as good it will be s great album

Best song and sound 🧑

One of the best Minds songs!!!!

The best music in the World ! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

Very nice, very nice! 😊

Just got Love Song. Listening to the song Real Life, love the video. Geeee JK, your kicks in that video πŸ”₯πŸ’₯

My favorite forever....it al starts with this song ❀❀

This song is à big referance Simple minds is so impressive and brillant that each song toutch everyone Lucky fan

Can’t wait for this album, how about a blu ray to follow, looks like you filmed the gig?! πŸŽΆβ€οΈπŸŽΆπŸ™πŸ€ž

Simply the Best πŸ’–

Nothing better than SM live - looking forward to the next tour down under πŸ™

I Love you video ❀️

Just listened to live in the city of light again. Still great 32 yrs later. !!!!!

Love it

I πŸ’– this song 😎

miss you all <3 <3 <3

Bellissima πŸ’ž

I pre-ordered on August 20th - how does the "get the track instantly" thing work? Haven't seen any emails on it.

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Simple Minds announce: ‘Live In The City Of Angels’, available to pre-order now!

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