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Chrissie Hynde will appear at the Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert on the 3rd of September 2022 @ Wembley Stadium along with a host of other stars. Tickets are on sale on 17th June at 9 am.

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Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert Poster
On the 6th June we lost a friend to many and a fellow Pretenders fan, this Saturday 11th June around 20 of us “Raised a Glass for Caroline” it was a first for us, such was the effect of losing Caroline. Even Chrissie sent us a message. The story is long and complicated her loving husband has started a Gofundme page you can read the story and donate here Fundraiser by AJ Watson for Caroline Valdes Watson our thoughts are with all the family and friends. Caroline loved the Pretenders, and was a big supporter of Pretenders 977 Radio.
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Raise a Glass for Caroline
Fantastic news Pretenders & Pretenders II are getting a 40th-anniversary release on a 3 CD deluxe boxset on the 5th November. They each include the original album, demos and live shows, and new booklets with some never seen before photos. I’ve had a preview of the booklets and it’s worth the cost just for them. These have been curated by Chrissie herself. You can buy the vinyl or CD’s from Amazon.co.uk by clicking the links below.
I have the pleasure in presenting three songs from Perkins Palace 1981 where Bruce Springsteen guested on vocals for the last song Higher and Higher listen here.

*Exclusive*
Chrissie Hynde and Ali Campbell/UB40 unreleased track exclusive to Pretenders 977 Radio. Recorded around the time of Viva El Amor and titled “You Haven’t Got A Clue” click the player to listen.

Listen to Off The Record With Mary Turner recorded in January 1987. Chrissie talks about Get Close, touring and the recording of Back On The Chain Gang. Listen here.

Added an article from Sounds August 1979, it’s an excellent read as the Pretenders are in Blackpool, about to play the Norbreck Castle, they talk about the stresses of touring and recording. Read here…

All the Pretenders promo videos are now on the page from the Pretenders first self-titled album right up to Break Up The Concrete that’s 23 videos in total watch them on this page

I’ve just added three Chrissie Hynde demos.
Two from late 1977 and one from around June 1978. These have circulated on the net for a while, I’ve tried to keep the quality listen here, Chrissie Hynde Demos

Added an article from Creem magazine from June 1983. Martin talks about Jimmy and Pete and what happened straight after Jimmy’s passing. Read the article here Creem June 1983
I found these James Honeyman Scott demos on The Red Present a box set the Archives did in 2001 listen here JHS Demos
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