September 17th, 2010
11:21 AM ET

'Soulmates' Chrissie Hynde, J.P. Jones talk music and love

Chrissie Hynde

Chrissie Hynde and J.P. Jones perform on CNN.

Former "Pretender" Chrissie Hynde tells CNN's Kyra Phillips that J.P. Jones "seduced" her with his singing and songwriting. The collaboration between the two, who are almost 30 years apart, led to a romantic relationship and the formation of "J.P. and Chrissie and the Fairground Boys," whose new album, "Fidelity," is earning accolades from critics and fans.

Watch "J.P. and Chrissie and the Fairground Boys" play on CNN

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  1. David B

    She's 59, he's 31–that's how they're almost 30 years apart.

    September 17, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • paradoX187

      So this isn't the same person?

      September 17, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  2. TOM

    Check out The Pretenders DVD of their concert in London in 2009...they haven't missed a bear, and Chrissie still has her voice, unlike Mick Jagger and some of the other classic rock artists (The "2 Member Who" comes to mind), who should have hung it up a long time ago. She also plays guitar as well as far as I know, The Pretenders are still together..the Fairground Boys Band could just be a side band like others have also done.

    September 17, 2010 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  3. TOM

    SORRY, I meant to say missed a "beat", not "bear".

    September 17, 2010 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  4. kittybling

    Dang, love her music but she looks like a wrinkled crow... she was also married to the Simple Mind's singer... I hope she can keep up with her young one..just sayin'...

    September 17, 2010 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Tom

    Very nice woman who I worked for during a tour in the states..
    She helps out lots of folks and unfortunately gets lots of idiots who try to take advantage of her. But she has a keen eye to see the BS. As most other Rock Stars do. She signs autographs all the time. Saw her a few years ago and she remembered me from the old days we spoke for a while and wished each other well.
    A class act unlike a few other celebs I've worked with.

    September 17, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  6. karen

    Good for her! older guys go for younger women all the time w/no big deal made about it. Im over 50 and find hope in this story !

    September 17, 2010 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
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