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The Pretenders: 'The Night I Played Top Of The Pops With No Underwear!'

Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, 26 January 1980

I CAN TELL you I was worried about this Pretenders thing. I thought they'd be too much for me – well, not so much 'they' as Chrissie Hynde herself. Going on image, what I'd read in the music papers, rumours and the mutterings of acquaintances, I expected her to have the sort of voracious sophistication I've met in certain dyed-to-the-bone-marrow rock 'n' roll people and that it would wreck me.

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