Pretenders

Formed 1978, London, UK. James Honeyman-Scott (d. 16 Jun 1982) and Pete Farndon (d. 14 Apr 1983) died of drugs overdoses. Blair Cunningham was former drummer for Haircut 100.
Label: Real
Musicians: Chrissie Hynde (vcls, gtr); James Honeyman-Scott (gtr); Pete Farndon (bs); Martin Chambers (drms)
Producers: Chris Thomas
Writers: Chrissie Hynde/James Honeyman-Scott
ARE 11 Brass In Pocket 10 Nov 1979 57-48-47-33-30-10-5-4 Pts: 129
    from the album Pretenders (Jan 1980)  
    12 Jan 1980 1-1-2-7-19-42-59-73 Pts: 263
RAL 3 Pretenders LP 12 Jan 1980 1-1-1-1-2-4-4-8-10-17-22-20-16-14-15-16-22-19-16-31-48-43-34-41-49-58-42-62-49-68-57-55-43-xx-66-54 Pts: 231
    25 Feb 1995 164-91-134 Pts: 1
Producers: Chris Thomas
Writers: Chrissie Hynde
ARE 12 Talk Of The Town 29 Mar 1980 26-13-8-9-9-22-36-73 Pts: 127
    from the album Pretenders II (Aug 1981); From the film 'Times Square' (1980).  
SRK 3572 Pretenders II LP 8 Aug 1981 7-8-10-10-20-24-26-35-49-88-71-99-96-63-35-41-40-60-53-54-65-84 Pts: 67
    16 Jan 1982 57-84-85-88 Pts: 5
Producers: Chris Thomas
Writers: Raymond Davies
ARE 18 I Go To Sleep 7 Nov 1981 29-12-10-7-13-17-34-40-45 Pts: 139
    from the album Pretenders II (Aug 1981)  
Musicians: Chrissie Hynde (vcls, gtr); Robbie McIntosh (gtr); Malcolm Foster (bs); Martin Chambers (drms)
WX2 Learning To Crawl LP 14 Jan 1984 12-11-13-17-23-18-32-28-49-68-76-94-96-98-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-95-85-xx-97 Pts: 49
    sales: 60000  
Musicians: Chrissie Hynde (vcls, gtr); Robbie McIntosh (gtr); Bernie Worrell (kbds); Tim Stevens (bs); Blair Cunningham (drms)
Producers: Jimmy Iovine/Bob Clearmountain
Writers: Chrissie Hynde
YZ 85 Don't Get Me Wrong 4 Oct 1986 45-32-14-10-10-15-25-37-49-xx-xx-xx-85 Pts: 123
    from the album Get Close (Oct 1986)  
Producers: Bob Clearmountain
WX 64 Get Close LP 25 Oct 1986 11-10-11-24-36-55-65-64-54-42 Pts: 34
    sales: 100000  
    10 Jan 1987 13-8-6-8-13-27-31-37-53-54-52-55-54-75-79-xx-xx-88-xx-91 Pts: 62
Producers: Jimmy Iovine/Bob Clearmountain
Writers: Meg Keene
YZ 93 Hymn To Her 6 Dec 1986 56-36-27-25 Pts: 34
    from the album Get Close (Oct 1986)  
    10 Jan 1987 8-8-16-18-32-47-75-xx-82 Pts: 101
Label: WEA
Producers: various
WX 135 The Singles LP 31 Oct 1987 10-6-6-7-7-7-7-10-10-11 Pts: 80
    sales: 900000  
    16 Jan 1988 19-21-27-34-38-38-37-48-58-64-84-79-96-xx-90 Pts: 33
    26 Apr 1997 196-192-173  
    17 Jan 1998 141-47-60-63-65-64-62-88-132-181-xx-185-184-195 Pts: 15
    16 Jan 1999 99-92-71-77-90-114-150-xx-xx-197-149-142-149-176-194-151-143-163-188-187 Pts: 5
Musicians: Chrissie Hynde (vcls, gtr); Adam Seymour (gtr); Andy Hobson (bs); Martin Chambers (drms)
Producers: Ian Stanley
Writers: William Steinberg/Thomas Kelly/Chrissie Hynde
YZ 815 I'll Stand By You 16 Apr 1994 26-10-12-12-18-23-28-39-52-71 Pts: 82
    from the album Last Of The Independents (May 1994); Recorded live.  
Producers: Ian Stanley/Street/Chris Thomas
4509958222 Last Of The Independents LP 14 May 1994 8-12-24-41-55-52-57-53-45-37-39-64-70 Pts: 85
    sales: 100000  
Label: warner.esp
Producers: various
8573846072 Greatest Hits LP 23 Sep 2000 21-27-43-60-78-116-170-183 Pts: 25
    sales: 60000  
    30 Mar 2002 59-29-44-58 Pts: 8

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