Click on the artist(s) name to check out their "artist Essential"

Alan Parsons Project
Peter, Paul And Mary
Pink Floyd
Poco
Procol Harum
The Police
The Pretenders
Tom Petty
More Links



The Pretenders

Akron, Ohio native Chrissie Hynde had been part of London's punk and new wave scene in the early '70s, and had played with several bands when, in 1978, she launched The Pretenders. Comprising Hynde, guitarist James Honeyman-Scott, bassist Pete Farndon and drummer Martin Chambers, the band soon had a UK hit with its first single, "Stop Your Sobbing," a cover of a tune by Ray Davies of The Kinks, produced by Nick Lowe. Their third single, "Brass in Pocket," became a hit in the U.S. as well. Hynde and Davies met and fell in love in 1980. During the months of late 1982-early 1983, both Honeyman-Scott and Farndon died of drug overdoses, and Hynde gave birth to Davies' child. The first of numerous reinventions of the band came later in 1983, when Hynde pulled together a new lineup and recorded the critical and commercial success Learning to Crawl. The band lineup has changed ever since, but Hynde and crew continue to tour and record, and recently released their first album on independent label Artemis.

Written by: Mary Eisenhart

http://www.pretendersband.com/

Wolfgang's Vault Information


Advisory Board Login

Login to access chat and Drive Contests
Not a member? Sign up here.

Email Address:  
 
OR
 
Login via
Saturday, Dec 20, 2014
11:00pm
The Deep End
Sunday, Dec 21, 2014
7:00am
Rock 'n Roll Roots
Holiday Hootenanny (3hrs)
8:00pm
Sunday Night Star
Sam Howard of Des Plaines (1hrs)
9:00pm
The Classics
Christmas Classics (2hrs)
Monday, Dec 22, 2014
7:00am
Milestones in Rock
10:00am
Ten @ 10
1972
1:45pm
One 45 @ 1:45
John Lennon
5:00pm
Lost & Found
9:00pm
Long One @ 9
Cheap Trick
10:00pm
Ten @ 10 Replay
1972
Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014
7:00am
Milestones in Rock
10:00am
Ten @ 10
1981