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Blondie - 100% match to The Pretenders

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Blondie was formed in New York City in 1974 when Deborah Harry (1 July 1945, Miami, Florida, USA; vocals), Chris Stein (b. 5 January 1950, Brooklyn, New York, USA; guitar), Fred Smith (bass) and Bill O’Connor (drums) abandoned the revivalist Stilettos for an independent musical direction. Briefly known as the Angel and the Snake, backing vocalists Julie and Jackie, then Read more

The Cars - 99% match to The Pretenders

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In a recording career that started in 1977 the Cars’ output was a meagre six albums. Each one, however, sold over a million copies and reached high chart positions in the USA. Formerly known as Cap’n Swing, the stable line-up comprised Ric Ocasek (Richard Otcasek, 23 March 1949, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; guitar/vocals), Benjamin Orr (b. Benjamin Orzechowski, 8 Sept Read more

Elvis Costello - 85% match to The Pretenders

Genres: Pop / Rock Television Comedy Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Soundtracks Westerns Documentaries Drama Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Music & Radio Musicals & The Arts Country & Bluegrass
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Declan Patrick McManus, 25 August 1954, Paddington, London, England, and after attending Hounslow Secondary Modern moved with his mother to Liverpool. His father was the singer and band leader Ross McManus, a featured vocalist with the Joe Loss Orchestra and the voice behind the R. Whites ‘Secret Lemonade Drinker’ commercial. After completing his education and movi Read more

Squeeze - 85% match to The Pretenders

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Formed in Deptford, London, England in 1974, Squeeze came to prominence in the late 70s as one of the most talented of the new wave of post-punk bands. After playing for a brief period as Captain Trundlow’s Sky Company, original members Chris Difford (Christopher Henry Difford, 4 November 1954, Greenwich, London, England; guitar/vocals), Glenn Tilbrook (b. 31 August 195 Read more

Joe Jackson - 82% match to The Pretenders

Genres: Pop / Rock Comedy Drama Soundtracks
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11 August 1954, Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, England. Having learned violin and piano as a teenager in Portsmouth, Jackson gained a place to study piano, percussion, composition and orchestration at London’s Royal Academy of Music. After leaving college in 1974 he joined the covers band Edward Bear. The line-up of Jackson, Mark Andrews (vocals) and Graham Maby (bas Read more

The Go-Go's - 76% match to The Pretenders

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Adult Video Music Videos & Concerts
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This all-female band, originally called the Misfits, was formed in California, USA, in 1978 by Belinda Carlisle (17 August 1958, Hollywood, California, USA; lead vocals) and Jane Wiedlin (b. 20 May 1958, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, USA; rhythm guitar/vocals). They were joined by Charlotte Caffey (b. 21 October 1953, Santa Monica, California, USA; lead guitar/keyboards), Elissa Be Read more

The Romantics - 74% match to The Pretenders

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts
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This US band’s career falls into two distinct halves; the Knack -like pop of the 70s dressed in tight red leather pants, and the near stadium rock-like success of the early 80s. The Romantics started out as four factory workers from Detroit, Michigan; Wally Palmar (vocals/guitar), Mike Skill (guitar/vocals), Rich Cole (bass/vocals) and Jimmy Marinos (drums/vocals). They or Read more

The B-52's - 72% match to The Pretenders

Genres: Pop / Rock Comedy Documentaries Music Theme Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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The quirky appearance, stage antics and lyrical content of the B-52’s belie a formidable musical ability, as the band’s rhythmically perfect pop songs show many influences, including 50s rock ‘n’ roll, punk and commercial dance music. However, it was the late 70s new wave music fans that took them to their hearts. The band was formed in Athens, Georgia, USA, Read more

Pat Benatar - 71% match to The Pretenders

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Soundtracks Music & Radio Music Videos & Concerts
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Patricia Andrzejewski, 10 January 1953, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. After training as an opera singer, Pat Benatar became a major hitmaker in the early 80s, adept at both mainstream rock and powerful ballads, often focusing on personal relationships and sexual politics. She married Dennis Benatar after graduating from high school and relocated to Virginia. By the Read more

The Fixx - 68% match to The Pretenders

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This durable UK new wave band originally comprised Cy Curnin (13 December 1957; vocals/guitar), Adam Woods (8 April 1953; drums), Rupert Greenall (keyboards), Jamie West-Oram (guitar) and Charlie Barret (bass). They formed at the turn of the 80s when college friends Curnin and Woods made the decision to pursue music as a full-time vocation. After advertising in the music pre Read more

Bangles - 67% match to The Pretenders

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Formerly known as the Colours, the Bangs and finally the Bangles, this all-female Los Angeles quartet mastered the art of melodic west coast guitar-based pop and, like the Go-Go’s immediately before them, led the way for all-female outfits in the latter half of the 80s. The band was formed in 1981 and originally comprised Susanna Hoffs (17 January 1959, Newport Beach, Read more

The Police - 67% match to The Pretenders

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Documentaries Music Videos & Concerts Music Theme Television
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The reggae-influenced minimalist pop sound of this highly talented UK trio was one of the musical high points of the late 70s and early 80s. Their individual talent and egos ultimately overcame them and they fragmented, although each of the strong-willed former members never ruled out the possibility of a rematch. Read more

Missing Persons - 66% match to The Pretenders

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts
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This 80s new wave act comprised Dale Bozzio (Dale Frances Consalvi, 2 March 1955, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; vocals), her husband Terry Bozzio (b. 27 December 1950, San Francisco, California, USA; drums/keyboards; formerly of the Frank Zappa band and UK), Warren Cuccurullo (b. 8 December 1956, Brooklyn, New York City, USA; guitar) and Patrick O’Hearn (b. 6 September 19 Read more

The Motels - 63% match to The Pretenders

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Formed in Berkeley, California, in the early 70s, the early line-up of the Motels, originally known as the Warfield Foxes, comprised Martha Davis (15 January 1951, Berkeley, California, USA; vocals), Dean Chamberlain (guitar), Robert Newman (drums) and Richard D’Andrea (bass). Relocating to Los Angeles, the band recorded a demo tape for Warner Brothers Records in 1975, Read more

Eurythmics - 62% match to The Pretenders

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Soundtracks Classical Holiday & Seasonal
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UK pop duo comprising David A. Stewart (9 September 1952, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England) and Annie Lennox (b. 25 December 1954, Aberdeen, Scotland). The worldwide popularity and critical acclaim of one of pop music’s leading duos came about by fastidious determination and Stewart’s remarkably good ear in being able to write the perfect song for his musical par Read more

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