Happy 30th Birthday, MTV!: The First 10 Music Videos Ever Played On MTV

7. “Brass In Pocket”-[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Pretenders[/lastfm]

When the video for “Brass In Pocket” came out, we were obsessed with[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”] Chrissie Hynde[/lastfm].

With her dark, tough girl good looks, Hynde’s constant beehive fluffing and her sexy exchanges with Peter Farndon, the bassist in the Pretenders, made the video really “special.”

Unfortunately for Farndon, he didn’t live past his own 30th birthday; Farndon died of a heroin overdose in a bathtub in 1983.

  • Michael J Hoffman

    While watching the Pretenders video one cannot help but draw a parallel between a young Chrissy Hynde and Amy Winehouse. The video’s story arc and Ms Hynde’s waitress character look nearly mirror what would ultimately become the story of Ms Winehouse’s life and tragic and untimely death.

    That these songs are able to narrate recent events gives testimony to the timelessness of great music. Hopefully, too, it suspends some of our judgement and makes us realize, that, like the rest of us, maybe Ms Winehouse just wanted to feel “special”.

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