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The Pretenders

"They were very musical and they made great songs and had great harmonies," Chrissie Hynde says of The Beach Boys. "I only didn't appreciate them then because I was tripping my brains out and listening to Jimi Hendrix." Jill Furmanovsky/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Chrissie Hynde On World Cafe

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The Pretenders perform live at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia. Tiana Timmerberg/WXPN hide caption

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The Pretenders On World Cafe

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Chrissie Hynde released her debut solo record, Stockholm, this June. Dean Chalkley/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Chrissie Hynde Steps Out, But She's Not Alone

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Pretenders, Live in Studio 4A

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The Pretenders in Studio on World Cafe 11/6/08

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