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Chrissie Hynde(vocals, guitar)1978-
Pete Farndon(bass)1978-1982
James Honeyman-Scott(guitar)1978-1982
Martin Chambers(drums)1978-1986, 1993-
Robbie McIntosh(guitar)1983-1987
Malcolm Foster(bass)1983-1986
T.M. Stevens(bass)1986-1987
Blair Cunningham(drums)1986-1993
Billy Bremmer(guitar)1990-1993
Dominic Miller(guitar)1990-1993
John McKenzie(bass)1990-1993
Adam Seymour(guitar)1993-
Andy Hobson(bass)1993-

Artistfacts for Pretenders

  • Hynde has a daughter, Natalie, with Ray Davies of The Kinks. They had a common-law marriage, and tried to get married legally, but the registrar refused to issue them a marriage license because they were arguing.
  • Hynde is a vegetarian and animal-rights activist. She once joked that McDonalds should be firebombed.
  • Honeyman-Scott died of a heroin overdose a few days after Farndon was fired from the band for excessive drug use. Farndon died 10 months later of an overdose at age 30.
  • Hynde was a freshman at Kent State University in 1970, and was protesting when the National Guard killed four students. She left and never went back to college.
  • Farndon and Hynde were lovers until she kicked him out of the band in 1982.
  • Hynde grew up in Akron, Ohio, which is where serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer was born. She moved to London in 1973.
  • Hynde left Ray Davis and married Jim Kerr, the lead singer of Simple Minds, in 1984. They have a daughter, Yasmin, and divorced in 1990.
  • When Hynde first moved to England, she took work as a music journalist. Among the musicians she interviewed were Brian Eno and Suzi Quatro.
  • Chrissie Hynde had several other jobs when she first arrived in England. They included selling handbags in a market and working for Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren in their punk clothing store SEX.
  • Chrissie Hynde's priorities shifted as she got older. In 2003, she told the Independent: "I'm not 18 any more, and I don't live for music. It's not like I'm waitressing any more and I get home and put on an Iggy Pop album just to save my life."
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