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The Pretenders, the English Beat: Lisner Auditorium, George Washington University, Washington DC

Richard Harrington, The Washington Post, 20 September 1980

IF THE Pretenders proved nothing else at their sold-out concert at Lisner Auditorium last night, they did establish that vocalist/rhythm guitarist/songwriter Chrissie Hynde deserves her reputation as a major figure in rock for the '80s. Other groups and other individuals have fallen into the high-level hype that the Pretenders received earlier this year. Don't worry. These Pretenders are for real.

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