On this date in 1980, The Pretenders’ debut LP was released in North America

On this date in 1980, The Pretenders’ debut LP was released in North America.

Nick Lowe produced the Pretenders’ first single, “Stop Your Sobbing,” (witten by Ray Davies) but decided not to work with them again as he thought the band “wasn’t going anywhere.” Chris Thomas took over on the subsequent recording sessions.