Pete Farndon

Pete Farndon
1952 - 1983

Pete Farndon  British Bassist


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British Bassist Pete Farndon was born Peter Granville Farndon on 12th June, 1952 in Hereford, England and passed away on 14th Apr 1983 London, England, United Kingdom aged 30. He is most remembered for The Pretenders. His zodiac sign is Gemini.

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First Name Pete
Middle Name Granville
Last Name Farndon
Full Name at Birth Peter Granville Farndon
Age 30 (age at death) years
Birthday 12th June, 1952
Birthplace Hereford, England
Died 14th April, 1983
Place of Death London, England, United Kingdom
Cause of Death Heroin Overdose
Buried St Peter Churchyard, Withington, Herefordshire Unitary Authority, Herefordshire, England
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Nationality British
Occupation Text Musician
Occupation Bassist
Claim to Fame The Pretenders
Music Genre (Text) Rock, new wave
Year(s) Active 1976–1983
Instrument (text) Bass
Associated Acts The Pretenders

Peter Granville Farndon (12 June 1952 – 14 April 1983) was an English bassist and founding member of the rock band the Pretenders. Farndon attended Hereford Cathedral School in his home city of Hereford, before embarking on his musical career with the Pretenders. In addition to playing bass with the group, Farndon sang backup vocals and co-wrote two of the group's songs ("The Wait" and "Space Invader"), before a drug problem resulted in his being dismissed from the group on 14 June 1982.

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