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Pretenders
The Pretenders perform in Dubai, February 2007
Background information
Origin Hereford, England
Genres Rock, new wave, punk rock
Years active 1978–Present
Labels Rhino
Sire
WEA
Members
Chrissie Hynde
Martin Chambers
Adam Seymour
Nick Wilkinson
Past members
James Honeyman-Scott
Pete Farndon
Robbie McIntosh
Malcolm Foster
T. M. Stevens
Blair Cunningham
Bernie Worrell
Johnny Marr
Andy Rourke
Andy Hobson

The Pretenders are an English-American rock band formed in Hereford, England, and Akron, Ohio, United States 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 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.

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