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60th Anniversary Tele Notes & Trivia: 1979

A Kinks-cover debut single by a post-punk U.K. rock band with a perennially Telecaster-slinging singer born and bred in Ohio is released in January of this year. The band’s third single is released in November and becomes their first U.K. number-one hit.

What’s the name of the band, who is the singer/guitarist, and what were the first and third singles?

Answer: The Pretenders, Chrissie Hynde, “Stop Your Sobbing,” “Brass in Pocket”

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