Tag: James Honeyman-Scott

16-Jun

This Day In Music, June 16th

On this day in 1982: Pretenders guitarist James Honeyman-Scott died following sustained cocaine and heroin addiction. With the Pretenders, Honeyman-Scott established a reputation as one of the most original and versatile guitarists of the early ’80s new wave movement. In addition to his role as lead guitarist, Honeyman-Scott co-wrote a number of songs for the […]

14-Apr

This Day In Music, April 14th

On this day in 1983: The Pretenders bass player Pete Farndon died from a drug overdose. He was fired from the group on June 14th 1982, (two days before Pretenders guitarist James Honeyman-Scott was found dead of heart failure). Farndon was in the midst of forming a new band with former Clash drummer Topper Headon […]

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