Happy Birthday David Vanian.

The first British punk band to release a record, the first to have a hit single, and the first to tour America, The Damned have been fronted only by Dave Vanian since they formed in 1976. He is the only member that appears on every studio release, and to this day is still part of the new lineup. He is the voice, and without him it would and could never be The Damned. He's been widely credited as the Godfather of Goth.

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