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The Pretenders is English-American rock band founded in Hereford, United Kingdom that came to prominence during the punk and new wave movement of the late 1970s due to their innovative songwriting and charismatic performances. Since then, the band has experienced drug-related losses and numerous subsequent personnel changes, with American-born group founder, songwriter, vocalist, and rhythm guitarist Chrissie Hynde as the only consistent member. Formed in 1978 in London, the original band Hynde, lead and rhythm guitarist James Honeyman-Scott (died 1982), bassist Pete Farndon (died 1983), and drummer Martin Chambers. Save for Hynde, a native of Akron, Ohio, the original band members were all from the U.K. This band was fractured by the drug-related deaths of Honeyman-Scott and Farndon. Since then, numerous subsequent personnel changes have taken place over the years, with Hynde as the sole constant. With Hynde at the helm, the band experienced a critical resurgence with a trio of albums released between the mid-90s and early 00s that explored a more mature side of the band’s classic sound. In 2008, the Pretenders' album Break Up the Concrete was released through Shangri-La Music. It was the band's first Top 40 album in the US in 22 years. In September 2012, as part of the entertainment line-up for the 2012 Singapore Grand Prix, the Pretenders re-grouped with Hynde and Chambers from the original line-up, along with Nick Wilkinson, James Walbourne and Eric Heywood. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

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Middle Of The Road

Learning To Crawl
Last Played on March 02, 2015 11:13pm

Stop Your Sobbing

Last Played on February 03, 2015 9:50pm

My City Was Gone

Learning To Crawl
Last Played on April 09, 2014 1:58am

Waste Not Want Not

Pretenders II
Last Played on March 08, 2014 5:44pm

Back On The Chain Gang

Learning To Crawl
Last Played on March 07, 2014 10:25am

Time The Avenger

Learning To Crawl
Last Played on February 17, 2014 6:47am

Boots Of Chinese Plastic

Break Up The Concrete

Watching The Clothes

Learning To Crawl

2000 MILES

Learning To Crawl

2000 MILES

The Singles