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The Pretenders
The Pretenders

Background information
Origin Hereford, England
Genre(s) Alternative Rock
New Wave
Punk Rock
Years active 1978—present
Label(s) Sire Records
Website Website
Chrissie Hynde
Martin Chambers
James Walbourne
Nick Wilkinson
Eric Heywood
Former members
Johnny Marr
Andy Rourke
James Honeyman-Scott
Pete Farndon
Robbie McIntosh
Malcolm Foster
T. M. Stevens
Blair Cunningham
Bernie Worrell
Adam Seymour
Andy Hobson
Adam Martin

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The Pretenders are 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.

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White Lies, Pretenders Join Latitude Festival Line Up

April 27, 2009
White Lies and The Pretenders have been added to the line up for this year's Latitude festival in Suffolk. Other new additions to the bill include The Chakras and Flashguns.  Read more 

The Pretenders Announce New Album Details

July 24, 2008
The Pretenders have announced the details on their ninth album, ‘Break Up The Concrete’. The album, the band’s first in 6 years, sees singer Chrissie Hynde collaborating with a group of new musicians.   Read more 

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