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35 Years Ago: The Pretenders Roar to Life with Their Self-Titled Debut

The Pretenders mixed punk and New Wave aggression with pop smarts on their debut, which was released on Jan. 19, 1980.

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31 Years Ago: The Pretenders Regroup For ‘Learning to Crawl’

"There was never really a concept or a master plan, which was probably just as well. Because as I've learned, you can't really plot out anything, because there will always be some kind of ironic twist of fate when you least expect it."

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Chrissie Hynde Plays New Songs, Discusses Rubber and Oats on ‘Colbert Report’

Watch the Pretenders singer perform a tough live version of 'Dark Sunglasses.'

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21 Years Ago: The Pretenders Roar Back to Life With ‘Last of the Independents’

'Last of the Independents' was a return to form for the Pretenders, arriving at the apex of alternative rock's popularity.

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Chrissie Hynde Announces First-Ever Solo Record – Hear Lead Single Now

Today (March 24), Chrissie Hynde revealed that 'Stockholm' will be available on June 10, and unveiled the first single, "Dark Sunglasses.'

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Chrissie Hynde Posts Clip From New Album

Pretenders leader Chrissie Hynde is offering fans a sneak peek at her upcoming album with a new website that appears to be part of an ambitious step forward into the solo spotlight.

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The Pretenders Help ‘Glee’ Say Goodbye to Corey Monteith

'Glee' capped off what was already an emotional episode last night -- a tribute to the show's recently deceased star, Corey Monteith -- with a moving rendition of the Pretenders' "I'll Stand By You."

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Top 10 Martin Chambers Pretenders Songs

Aside from frontwoman Chrissie Hynde, Martin Chambers has been the most constant member of the Pretenders. The understated (and underrated) drummer has displayed a rhythmic range that spans punky

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Martin Chambers – September 2012 Classic Rock Birthdays

Drummer Martin Chambers, one of two surviving original members of the Pretenders, turns 61 years old on Sept. 4. Chambers joined up with Chrissie Hynde and company in 1978. After a string of hit albums and tours, Chambers left the group i

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Chrissie Hynde – September 2012 Classic Rock Birthdays

The Pretenders leader Chrissie Hynde, who turns 61 on Sept. 7, has fronted one of rock's most accomplished and spirited groups for over three decades.

The Akron, Ohio native moved overseas in 1973 and spent the next few years shuttling between London, France and the States befo

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