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The Vibrators

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The Vibrators story actually starts in the sixties with a young musical Knox (real name Ian Carnochan)
I was in a band called the Renegades when I was a little kid, right, and we all wore black shirts and sunglasses.

About 1961/2 Knox was Knox and the Nightriders doing Cliff Richard and Shadows numbers and even beating the Zombies in a talent contest!

After that several bands followed including Stilletto, Lipstick - a three piece with a girl bassist - and lastly an Irish show band with a strange Nazi transvestite jazz organist in a gay bar in Hammersmith!

John Ellis was also playing. He had formed Bazooka Joe in 1970 with Danny Kleinman and later Stuart Goddard (Adam Ant) and legend has it that following a gig with the Sex Pistols at St Martins 6.11.75 the gig Adam left and embraced Punk rock.

At that gig were also Pat Collier watching the band, Ellis as well as he had left the band and Eddie who was roadying for the band.

In 1976 the Vibrators formed

Knox 2002 The band was started by Eddie in February 1976 and was essentially four friends. It did its first gig supporting the Stranglers at part of Hornsey Art College in March 1976. The band played lots of gigs, and the material was a mixture of pub rock classics (basically so we could get out there and play without a lot of rehearsal), and our own heavier material we were introducing, songs such as “Whips & Furs”, Sweet Sweet Heart”, “She’s Bringing You Down”, etc.

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