This first wave UK punk band was formed in February 1976 by Knox (Ian Carnochan, 4 April 1945; vocals, guitar), John Ellis (b. 1 June 1952; guitar), Pat Collier (b. October 1951; bass), and Jonathan Eddie Edwards (b. 1 April 1951; drums). Their first gig came as support to the Stranglers at Hornsey College of Art, before joining the Sex Pistols at the 100 Club during the summer of 1976. By September they were at the same venue supporting guitarist Chris Spedding (ex-Grease Band, and solo hitmaker for RAK Records). He helped to get the band signed to RAK and in November 1976 they released their debut 45, We Vibrate, which earned a New Musical Express Single Of The Week plaudit. At the same time they also released a single with Spedding called Pogo Dancing, a cash-in on the new dance craze. The Vibrators left RAK for Epic Records in 1977 to release their debut album, Pure Mania. Contained therein were the seminal Vibrator tracks...
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