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Dave Vanian & Rat Scabies of The Damned photographed in 1986.

Dave Vanian & Rat Scabies of The Damned photographed in 1986

The Damned are an English gothic punk band formed in London in 1976 by lead vocalist Dave Vanian, guitarist Brian James, bassist (and later guitarist) Captain Sensible, and drummer Rat Scabies. They were the first punk rock band from the United Kingdom to release a single, "New Rose" (1976), release an album, Damned Damned Damned (1977), and tour the United States. They have nine singles that charted on the UK Singles Chart Top 40.

The Damned are an English gothic punk band formed in London in 1976 by lead…

English punk band The Damned at the Roxy Club London United Kingdom 1976 LR Dave Vanian Brian James Rat Scabies

English punk band The Damned at the Roxy Club London United Kingdom 1976 LR Dave Vanian Brian James Rat Scabies

[The Damned - Captain Sensible, Rat Scabies, and Dave Vanian] We're happy to see these mugs staring at us from among our friends pins.

[The Damned - Captain Sensible, Rat Scabies, and Dave Vanian] We're happy to see these mugs staring at us from among our friends pins.

Dave

Dave tucked in a ledge in the Rat dressing room

The Damned - Brian James, Dave Vanian, Captain Sensible, Rat Scabies

The Damned - Brian James, Dave Vanian, Captain Sensible, Rat Scabies 1976

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