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The Pretenders are a rock band who came to prominence during the punk and new wave movement of the late 1970s due to their innovative songwriting and charismatic performances. The original band consisted of group founder, songwriter, vocalist, and rhythm guitarist Chrissie Hynde, lead and rhythm guitarist James Honeyman-Scott, bassist Pete Farndon, 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 drug-related deaths and numerous subsequent personnel changes have taken place over the years, with Hynde as the sole constant. With Hynde at the helm, the band drifted through more adult contemporary-oriented territory, but 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.


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  • Fskater82

    Sweet band . Just discovered them .

    14 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Nekrovoor

    Such an unfairly underrated band that's reminded only by the hits. But I can probably blame the Greatest Hits.

    31 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Estranged_Ann

    Light of the Moon ♥

    28 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Shannonline

    18 Mar 2014 Reply
  • ska4me

    Urgh, I'll Stand By You is the top listed song here too. I'd put any one of the other top 15 listed above that plodder. [2]

    3 Oct 2013 Reply
  • eyesaresmiles

    Urgh, I'll Stand By You is the top listed song here too. I'd put any one of the other top 15 listed above that plodder.

    13 Sep 2013 Reply
  • LilianColours

    впервые понравилось, когда услышала их музыку в сериале "Друзья".

    19 Jul 2013 Reply
  • iagomelo2

    Muito bom!

    12 Jul 2013 Reply
  • PepperMila

    High Fidelity

    26 May 2013 Reply
  • GreatKenji

    Where Has Everybody Gone? ♥

    12 May 2013 Reply
  • manoel_carneiro

    Back On The Chain Gang me dá uma vontade de chorar, ok, isso não é normal, eu sei. rs

    14 Apr 2013 Reply
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    3 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Nakkinak

    nice guitar work

    17 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Mitya

    What idiot changed the band name to all caps?

    9 Feb 2013 Reply
  • NeyFM

    Chrissie's got the most erotic voice in rock 'n' roll history.

    29 Jan 2013 Reply
  • OsO-Jo-Ro

    Won't let nobody hurt you, I'll stand by you~

    19 Jan 2013 Reply
  • CDPETE01

    Don't remember having a crush on Chrissie Hynde aged 14,but I did go out and buy the first album on vinyl and brass in pocket and then two more singles,bought the greatest hits on CD in around 87 but ,anyway such a great band ,the sound has carried forward ,great super.

    22 Dec 2012 Reply
  • isakijeszy

    unexpectedly well

    13 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Daiiany

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