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The Pretenders

Band, *1978 GB, Hereford

Pretenders are an English-American rock band formed in Hereford, England, in March 1978, emerging from the British post punk movement. The band evolved into a mainly four-piece outfit and has experienced numerous personnel changes, with Chrissie Hynde as the only consistent member. Original member Martin Chambers returned after an absence of several years. Current members (2017): Chrissie Hynde (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Martin Chambers (drums, percussion, backing vocals), Nick Wilkinson (bass, backing vocals), James Walbourne (lead guitar, backing vocals) and Eric Heywood (pedal steel guitar, backing vocals) Other notable ex-members include: Pete Farndon (bass), James Honeyman-Scott (guitar), T.M. Stevens (guitar), Robbie McIntosh (guitar), Malcolm Foster (bass), Adam Seymour (lead guitar, backing vocals) and Andy Hobson (bass) Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 2005 (Performer).

PortraitChrissie Hynde
voc, g *1951 US
PortraitJohnny Marr
g *1963 GB
PortraitMartin Chambers
dr, voc *1951 GB
PortraitDominic Miller
g, stg *1960 GB
PortraitRobbie McIntosh
g, voc *1957 GB
PortraitBlair Cunningham
dr *1957 US
PortraitT.M. Stevens
b, voc *1951 US
PortraitMalcolm Foster
b, eb, voc GB
PortraitEric Heywood
PortraitBilly Bremner
g, voc *1946 GB
PortraitAdam Seymour
g, voc, bvoc GB
PortraitPete Farndon
b, voc 1952-1983 GB
PortraitJames Honeyman-Scott
voc, key, g 1956-1982 GB
Nick Wilkinson
b, bvoc
PortraitJames Walbourne
g, voc *1980 GB
Michaël Memmi
b, voc
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Title Artist Year Type
Let's Get LostThe Pretenders2017Album
AloneThe Pretenders2016Album
AloneThe Pretenders2016Album
Holy Commotion!The Pretenders2016Album
Pretenders 1979 - 1999The Pretenders2015Compil.
The Vinyl Collection 1979 - 1999The Pretenders2015Album
PretendersThe Pretenders2011Album
Live In LondonThe Pretenders2010Album
Original Album SeriesThe Pretenders2009Album
Live From New York CityThe Pretenders2009Album
The Best Of / Break Up The ConcreteThe Pretenders2009Album
Get Close / Last Of The IndependentsThe Pretenders2008Album
Break Up The ConcreteThe Pretenders2008Album
Best Of The PretendersThe Pretenders2008Album
Love's A MysteryThe Pretenders2008Single
Break Up The ConcreteThe Pretenders2008Album
Pirate Radio 1979 ~ 2005The Pretenders2006Compil.
Private LifeThe Pretenders / Grace Jones2006Album
Pirate Radio A 16-Track SamplerThe Pretenders2006Album
Big Chief Longhair / Don't Get Me WrongCutty Ranks, Lady Saw, Reel 2 Real / Elephant Man & The Pretenders2004Single
The LosingThe Pretenders, Chrissie Hynde2003Single
You Know Who Your Friends AreThe Pretenders2003Single
TimeThe Pretenders2003Album
Saving GraceThe Pretenders2003Single
Loose In L.A.The Pretenders2003Album
Loose ScrewThe Pretenders2002Album
Complex PersonThe Pretenders2002Single
Pretenders, TheThe Pretenders2001Compil.
Greatest HitsThe Pretenders2000Compil.
Greatest Hits - Album SamplerThe Pretenders2000Album
Don't Get Me Wrong / Back On The Chain GangThe Pretenders2000Single
Loving You Is All I KnowThe Pretenders1999Single
Viva El Amor Album SamplerThe Pretenders1999Album
Smelly CatPhoebe Buffay And The Hairballs Featuring The Pretenders1999Single
Mystery AchievementsThe Pretenders1999Compil.
Santa Monica Civic 1981The Pretenders1999Album
PopstarThe Pretenders1999Single
¡Viva El Amor!The Pretenders1999Album
HumanThe Pretenders1999Single
Fever PitchThe Pretenders1997Single
GoodbyeThe Pretenders1997Single
Nails In The RoadThe Pretenders1996Single
Hot, Hotter, HottestThe Pretenders1995Album
KidThe Pretenders1995Single
2000 MilesThe Pretenders1995Single
Everyday Is Like SundayThe Pretenders1995Single
Brass In PocketThe Pretenders1995Single
The Isle Of ViewThe Pretenders1995Album
Sense Of PurposeThe Pretenders1995Single
Now & ThenThe Pretenders1994Album
Angel Of The MorningThe Pretenders1994Single
Last Of The IndependentsThe Pretenders1994Album
May We Rock YouThe Pretenders1994Album
I'll Stand By YouThe Pretenders1994Single
BBC Classic Tracks (The Week Of January 31, 1994)The Pretenders1994Album
Night In My VeinsThe Pretenders1994Single
977The Pretenders1994Single
Don't Get Me Wrong (14 Classic Tracks)The Pretenders1994Compil.
Glastonbury 1994The Pretenders1994Album
"Last Of The Independents" SamplerThe Pretenders1994Album
Money TalkThe Pretenders1994Single
Bold As LoveThe Pretenders1993Single
I'm Not In LoveThe Pretenders1993Single
The American Tour 1984The Pretenders1992Album
Live At LastThe Pretenders1992Album
The AdultressThe Pretenders1991Album
Packed!The Pretenders1990Album
MillionairesThe Pretenders1990Single
Never Do ThatThe Pretenders1990Single
Sense Of PurposeThe Pretenders1990Single
Hold A Candle To ThisThe Pretenders1990Single
King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents Chrissie Hynde & The PretendersChrissie Hynde & The Pretenders1990Album
Windows Of The WorldThe Pretenders1988Single
Under The CoversAztec Camera / Everything But The Girl / The Pretenders / Echo & The Bunnymen1988Single
Superstar Concert SeriesThe Pretenders1988Album
The SinglesThe Pretenders1987Compil.
If There Was A ManThe Pretenders1987Single
The Get Close Interview With Chrissie HyndeThe Pretenders1987Album
Light Of The Moon / Don't Get Me WrongThe Pretenders1987Single
Private LifeThe Pretenders1987Single
My BabyThe Pretenders1987Single
Where Has Every Body GoneThe Pretenders1987Single
Kid (Remix)The Pretenders1987Single
Promo Disco N. 45 - InternacionalGeorge Harrison, Robbie Robertson, Steve Winwood, The Pretenders1987Compil.
Tradition Of LoveThe Pretenders1986Album
Don't Get Me WrongThe Pretenders1986Single
All I Want / Don't Get Me WrongHoward Jones / The Pretenders1986Single
Hymn To HerThe Pretenders1986Single
Room Full Of MirrorsThe Pretenders1986Single
Thin Line Between Love And HateThe Pretenders1984Album
Off The Record Specials With Mary TurnerThe Pretenders1984Album
Show MeThe Pretenders1984Single
Show Me / Thin Line Between Love And HateThe Pretenders1984Single
The Very Best Of The PretendersThe Pretenders1984Compil.
File Under: Pretenders - Pretending & HopingThe Pretenders1984Album
Learning To CrawlThe Pretenders1983Album
2000 MilesThe Pretenders1983Single
Middle Of The RoadThe Pretenders1983Single
Show MeThe Pretenders1983Single
Back On The Chain Gang / My City Was GoneThe Pretenders1982Single
In Concert-273The Pretenders1982Album
Back On The Chain Gang / My City Was GoneThe Pretenders1982Single
Day After DayThe Pretenders1981Single
Message Of LoveThe Pretenders1981Single
Louie LouieThe Pretenders1981Single
Pretenders IIThe Pretenders1981Album
Extended PlayThe Pretenders1981Album
Message Of LoveThe Pretenders1981Single
What You Gonna Do About It / Stop Your Sobbin' (Original Pretenders Demo Version)The Pretenders1981Single
I Go To SleepThe Pretenders1981Single
Talk Of The TownThe Pretenders1980Single
Controllo Totale / Brass In PocketAnna Oxa / The Pretenders1980Single
Cuban SlideThe Pretenders1980Single
Talk Of The TownThe Pretenders1980Compil.
PretendersThe Pretenders1980Album
In Concert-222The Pretenders / The Specials1980Album
Precious / Stop Your SobbingThe Pretenders1980Single
One Night StandThe Pretenders1980Album
Brass In Pocket (恋のブラス・イン・ポケット)The Pretenders1980Single
Stop Your Sobbing / Talk Of The TownThe Pretenders1980Single
Cynical SensationThe Pretenders1980Album
LiveThe Pretenders1980Album
PretendersThe Pretenders1980Album
Brass In Pocket (I'm Special)The Pretenders1980Album
Talk Of The TownThe Pretenders1980Album
Brass In PocketThe Pretenders1979Single
KidThe Pretenders1979Single
Recorded Live In EuropeThe Pretenders1979Album
Brass In PocketThe Pretenders1979Single
Stop Your SobbingThe Pretenders1979Single
The WaitThe Pretenders1979Album
Still PretendingThe PretendersAlbum
Get CloseThe PretendersAlbum
Brass In Pocket / Middle Of The RoadThe PretendersSingle
Limited Edition Interview Picture DiscThe PretendersAlbum
By The Light Of The Magical MoonThe PretendersAlbum
RevolutionThe PretendersAlbum
Live Vol. 1The PretendersAlbum
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