Holly George-Warren, Rolling Stone, 13 November 1997
IN 1978, CHRISSIE Hynde, an Akron, Ohio, native living in London, formed the Pretenders. The hand's 1980 debut, The Pretenders, featuring guitarist James Honeyman-Scott, bassist Pete Farndon and drummer Martin Chambers, shot to the Top 10 after the single 'Brass in Pocket' became a hit. Since those days, Hynde has weathered the tragic deaths of Honeyman-Scott and Farndon and tumultuous liaisons with the Kinks' Ray Davies and Simple Minds' Jim Kerr. She ended a hiatus three years ago with Last of the Independents, powered by a reinvigorated band that includes Chambers.
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