My favorite local station has a segment called the artist timeline each morning. Every week they tell the history of a band and play songs from their different albums. 2 weeks ago, the band was The Pretenders. Hearing so many of their songs made me remember how much I like them. Plus it sounds like Chrissie Hynde had (and I'm sure still is having) such a rocker life. She had a baby with Ray Davies. And they shared quotes from friends of hers talking about her and the band, including her "close friend, Elvis Costello." Wow!
Here are the radio segments and a few of their songs (mp3 links removed).
Brass in Pocket
Back on the Chain Gang
Middle of the Road
I'll Stand by You