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The Pretenders perform in Dubai, February 2007
|Genres||Rock, punk rock, new wave, alternative rock|
|Labels||Sire, Warner Bros.|
|Past members||James Honeyman-Scott (deceased)|
Pete Farndon (deceased)
The Pretenders are a British–American rock band formed in March 1978. The original band consisted of founder 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). Following the deaths of Honeyman-Scott and Farndon in 1982 and 1983, the band experienced numerous personnel changes; Hynde has been the band's only consistent member.
The Pretenders' hit songs include "Brass in Pocket" (1979), "Talk of the Town" (1980), "Message of Love" (1981), "Back on the Chain Gang" (1982), "Middle of the Road" (1983), "2000 Miles" (1983), "Don't Get Me Wrong" (1986), "My Baby" (1986), and "I'll Stand by You" (1994). The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005.
- "Chrissie Hynde - New Songs, Playlists & Latest News - BBC Music". BBC.
- "Watch Chrissie Hynde's remake of the Pretenders' 2000 Miles". The Guardian. 15 December 2014. Archived from the original on 27 January 2019. Retrieved 17 December 2019.
First released in 1983