The Pretenders

The Pretenders

Rock 80s New Wave Female Vocalists Classic Rock
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. More Info »

Top Albums

  • Greatest Hits
    Greatest Hits
  • The Singles
    The Singles
  • Pretenders
    Pretenders
  • Pretenders II
    Pretenders II
  • Learning to Crawl
    Learning to Crawl
  • Last of the Independents
    Last of the Independents
  • Live In London
    Live In London
  • Get Close
    Get Close
  • Learning To Crawl [Expanded]
    Learning To Crawl [Expanded]
  • Loose Screw
    Loose Screw
  • The Isle Of View
    The Isle Of View
  • The Pretenders Greatest Hits
    The Pretenders Greatest Hits
  • Pirate Radio
    Pirate Radio
  • Viva El Amor
    Viva El Amor
  • Pretenders [Expanded & Remastered]
    Pretenders [Expanded & Remastered]
  • Packed!
    Packed!
  • Night in My Veins
    Night in My Veins
  • Pirate Radio [w/Bonus Tracks & Interactive Booklet] [Digital Version]
    Pirate Radio [w/Bonus Tracks & Interactive Booklet] [Digital Version]
  • Don't Get Me Wrong
    Don't Get Me Wrong
  • Get Close [Expanded & Remastered]
    Get Close [Expanded & Remastered]
  • Kid
    Kid
  • !viva El Amor!
    !viva El Amor!
  • I'll Stand by You
    I'll Stand by You
  • ¡Viva El Amor!
    ¡Viva El Amor!
  • Pirate Radio [Digital Version]
    Pirate Radio [Digital Version]
  • Human
    Human
  • Pretenders II [Reissue]
    Pretenders II [Reissue]
  • 'Loose Screws' The Remix E.P.
    'Loose Screws' The Remix E.P.
  • Goodbye
    Goodbye
  • [non-album tracks]
    [non-album tracks]
  • Pretenders [Reissue] [w/interactive booklet]
    Pretenders [Reissue] [w/interactive booklet]
  • Never Do That
    Never Do That
  • Time
    Time
  • Now & Then
    Now & Then

The Pretenders. Artist Bio

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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