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Another First For The Damned


Not only are The Damned credited for releasing the first U.K. punk single ("New Rose" on October 22, 1976), they were also the first U.K. punk band to play live in the United States.
On this date in 1977, The Damned played New York's CBGB's.

The Damned, left to right:
Dave Vanian, Rat Scabies, Brian James and Captain Sensible

Wikipedia: The Damned

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Video: The Damned - "Neat Neat Neat", "Problem Child" and "Fan Club" - on TV - 1977 - youtube

Blogload: The Damned - Live Anthology -


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