Beret and Sunglasses
A beret and sunglasses worn by Ray Burns, of South Norwood, when he played bass guitar with The Damned in the late 1970s. Ray joined The Damned after he met the drummer in the Fairfield Halls, where he worked as a toilet cleaner. he assumed the name Captain Sensible and took to wearing a beret and sunglasses. They protected his eyes and hair when the band played live. Like most punk bands, The Damned were often spat at by their audiences.
Red wool beret with plastic band. Lined with black acetate fabric. Embroidered logo on wool. Sunglasses.
wool, synthetic fibre, plastic
whole (beret) : 260 x 260 x 260 mm
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Work & Play | Arts & Crafts
Museum of Croydon | Area 5 | Kiosk 3
Croydon Museum and Heritage Service