Happy Birthday to one of the two surviving, founding Pretenders: Martin Chambers

Happy Birthday to one of the two surviving, founding Pretenders: Martin Chambers

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The original lineup of The Pretenders featured ex-pat, Chrissy Hynde, and three Brits: Janes Honeyman-Scott, Pete Farndon and Martin Chambers. Honeyman-Scott and Farndon both died drug-related deaths within a year of each other in the early 80's, making Hynde and Chambers the only surviving original members. Today marks Chambers' birthday (63).

Here's the original version, from the last album to feature Chambers first tenure with the band.

And Brit Lily Allen provides us with the cover:

 

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