Personalities | The Damned | Seventies | Rock
(Vocal/instrumental group, 1976–present)
A trailblazing outfit responsible for the first British punk single, ‘New Rose’ in 1976, and album Damned, Damned, Damned (1977), the original line-up of Dave Vanian (real name Letts, vocals), Brian James (guitar), Captain Sensible (Ray Burns, bass) and Rat Scabies (Chris Miller, drums) disintegrated after the second album Music For Pleasure (1978). They reformed shortly afterwards, minus James, and with changing personnel since. The Damned progressed beyond punk to embrace psychedelia in the mid-1980s, their most successful period commercially.
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