The Pretenders

The Pretenders



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). Following the drug-related deaths of Honeyman-Scott and Farndon, the band has experienced numerous subsequent personnel changes, with Hynde as the only consistent member, and Chambers returning after an absence of several years.

Hynde launched a solo career in 2014 and the Pretenders were dormant as a band between 2012 and 2016. However, The Pretenders are once again active, having issued an album and toured in 2016.[1]



I'll Stand by You
"I'll Stand by You" is a song recorded by The Pretenders from their sixth studio album, Last of the Independents (1994).
Brass in Pocket
"Brass in Pocket" (also known as "Brass in Pocket (I'm Special)") is a 1979 single by The Pretenders.
Pretenders is the debut studio album by British-American band The Pretenders, released on 7 January 1980 under Real Records (Sire Records in the United States).
Break Up the Concrete
Break Up the Concrete is the ninth studio album by rock group The Pretenders.

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