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The Pretenders: Let's Pretend…

Nick Kent, New Musical Express, 17 March 1979

"ISN'T IT incredible, my dears, what some people will do when they get a hit? I'm appalled to hear that journalist-for-a-day Chrissie Hynde, lead singer of little known pop combo The Pretenders, has begun to behave somewhat like Farrah Fawcett Majors (34) – the American pin-up girl. What seemed like only a day after their admittedly catchy single entered the charts, I hear that Chrissie immediately began to refuse all offers of being interviewed – despite stern protests from their record company.

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