Birth Place: Hereford, England
Years Active: 1978–Present
Genres: Rock, New Wave, Punk
Pretenders is an English-American rock band formed in Hereford, England in March 1978. The original band consisted of initiator and main songwriter Chrissie Hynde (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), James Honeyman-Scott (lead guitar, backing vocals, keyboards), Pete Farndon (bass guitar, backing vocals), and Martin Chambers (drums, backing vocals, percussion). The band has experienced drug-related deaths of the members, and numerous subsequent personnel changes have taken place over the years, with Hynde as the sole continual member. The band's first single, a cover of The Kinks song “Stop Your Sobbing,” produced by Nick Lowe, was released in January 1979 and gained critical attention. It was...
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