The Damned

The Damned Artistfacts

  • 1976-
    David Vanian (David Letts)Vocals
    Captain Sensible (Raymond Burns)Bass/guitar1976-1983, 1988-
    Brian JamesGuitar1976-1978
    Rat ScabiesDrums1976-1995
    Lu EdmundsGuitar1977
    Garry DreadfulDrums1995-1998
    PinchDrums1998-
    Algy WardBass1978-1979
    Paul GrayBass1979-1983
    Bryn MerrickBass1984-1988
    Roman JuggGuitar1983-1988
    Patricia MorrisonBass1998-2004
    Stu CummingsBass2004-
    Alan Lee ShawGuitar1993-1996
    Kris DollimoreGuitar1993-1996
    Monte Oxy-MoronKeyboards1998-
  • The Damned were the first British Punk band to release a full length disc: Damned Damned Damned in 1976.
  • Lemmy from Motorhead played bass on the 1978 release Motordamn.
  • Captain Sensible had a #1 UK hit with "Happy Talk," an old show tune, in 1982, prompting him to leave The Damned to pursue a solo career.
  • The Damned contributed "Dead Beat Dance" to the 1984 movie Return Of The Living Dead.
  • Kris Dollimore went from The Damned to Del Amitri.
  • Brian James left The Damned to form The Lords Of The New Church with Stiv Bators.
  • Paul Gray was in Eddie And The Hot Rods before joining The Damned. He can no longer play shows due to tinnunitus, a buzzing in the ears.
  • Patricia Morrison was in The Bags and married David Vanian. She left the band when she gave birth to their daughter.
  • In 1989 the original 4 members (Dave Vanian, Brian James, Captain Sensible, Rat Scabies) reunited for a "Farewell" tour. The Damned reunited in 1993 without James and Sensible to release Not Of This Earth.
  • Garry Dreadful and Monte Oxy-Moron were in Captain Sensible's band during his solo years.
  • They broke up in 1977 and reformed in 1978 without Brian James and Lu Edmunds. Captain moved to guitar from bass and Algy Ward (from The Saints) took over bass.
  • Lu Edmunds went on to Public Image Ltd with John Lydon. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Rich - Stevensville, MD, for all above
  • Onstage, Dave Vanian often dressed up in formal dress and white makeup, resembling a vampire. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    alex - Glendale, AZ
  • Captain Sensible's real name is Raymond Burns. His dad named him after Raymond's Revue Bar in Soho, where he was a waiter.

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