The Pretenders

The Pretenders

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).


The Pretenders Discography Tracks


Pretenders* Pretenders (Album, Comp) Real Records (2) Europe 1980 Sell This Version
CN 3504/S The Pretenders / The Specials The Pretenders / The Specials - In Concert-222(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 3504/S UK 1980 Sell This Version
WBMS 114 Pretenders* Live(LP, Promo) Warner Bros. Records WBMS 114 US 1980 Sell This Version
Pretenders* Pretenders II (Album, Comp) Real Records (2), Real Records (2) Canada 1981 Sell This Version
CN 3958/S The Pretenders In Concert-273(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 3958/S UK 1982 Sell This Version
The Pretenders Learning To Crawl (Album, Comp, MiniAlbum) Sire, Sire, Real Records (2), Real Records (2) US 1983 Sell This Version
The Pretenders Get Close (Album, Comp) WEA, Real Records (2) UK 1986 Sell This Version
WBMS 142 The Pretenders The Get Close Interview With Chrissie Hynde(LP, Mixed, Promo) Sire WBMS 142 US 1987 Sell This Version
CO 88-A The Pretenders Superstar Concert Series(3xLP, Transcription) Westwood One CO 88-A US 1988 Sell This Version
Pretenders* Packed! (Album) WEA, WEA, WEA, WEA Canada 1990 Sell This Version
9031-71403-1 Pretenders* Packed!(LP, Album, Promo) WEA 9031-71403-1 UK 1990 Sell This Version
none Chrissie Hynde & The Pretenders Chrissie Hynde & The Pretenders - King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents Chrissie Hynde & The Pretenders(CD, Transcription) DIR Broadcasting none US 1990 Sell This Version
Pretenders* Last Of The Independents (Album, Comp) WEA Europe 1994 Sell This Version
Pretenders* The Isle Of View (Album) WEA Europe 1995 Sell This Version
WPCR-2536 Pretenders* Pretenders(CD, Album, RE) Real Records (2), WEA WPCR-2536 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
Pretenders* ¡Viva El Amor! (Album, Comp) Warner Bros. Records Japan 1999 Sell This Version
Pretenders* Loose Screw (Album) Artemis Records Canada 2002 Sell This Version
Pretenders* Break Up The Concrete (Album) Shangri-La Music US 2008 Sell This Version
Pretenders* Live In London (Album) Strobosonic Canada 2010 Sell This Version
R2 6083 The Pretenders Pretenders(CD, Album, RE) Sire, Real Records (2) R2 6083 US 2011 Sell This Version
Pretenders* Alone (Album) BMG UK 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Pretenders* Stop Your Sobbing (Single) Real Records (2) France 1979 Sell This Version
Pretenders* Brass In Pocket (Single) Real Records (2) France 1979 Sell This Version
Pretenders* Kid (Single) Real Records (2) Germany 1979 Sell This Version
Pretenders* Brass In Pocket (I'm Special) (Maxi) Sire US 1980 Sell This Version