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The Vibrators are a British punk rock band, formed in 1976. Originally, they were comprised of Ian "Knox" Carnochan (born on 4 April, 1945 in London), bassist Pat Collier, guitarist John Ellis, and a drummer known only as "Eddie".

They first came to public notice at the 100 Club when they backed Chris Spedding in 1976. On Spedding's recommendation, his record company, RAK, signed them. They released their first single, "We Vibrate", produced by Mickie Most, and also backed Spedding on his single "Pogo Dancing". The next year they supported Iggy Pop on his British tour. They signed to Epic Records and released their follow-up single "Baby Baby".

They are still touring to this date, as a three-piece: Carnochan & "Eddie" being the only original members. They have been supported by bands from local areas, including The Front.

During the 1980s, John Ellis recorded and toured frequently with Peter Hammill, and subsequently The Stranglers, eventually joining the latter full-time during the 1990s.

  • "Automatic Lover" - (1978) - Number 35 UK Singles Chart.Background group or band Origin London, England Genre Punk rock Years active 1976- website Official siteCurrent members Ian CarnochanPast members Pat Collier
    John Ellis (guitarist)
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