40 Years: 76-77

New Rose

22 Oct 1976. Release of ‘New Rose’ by the Damned on Stiff Records, the first UK punk single. Above image is of the front (left) and back (right) cover.



The Damned, signing with an indie label, were the fastest out of the blocks, even though they had only played their first gig supporting the Sex Pistols in July ‘76 at the 100 Club in London.


By John Scanlan

John Scanlan is the Series Editor of Reverb with Reaktion Books.