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Birth Place: Guildford, Surrey, England
Years Active: 1979 - 1981
Genres: New Wave, Punk Rock, Power Pop

The Vapors were a new wave and power pop band from England, that existed between 1979 and 1981. They had a hit with the song "Turning Japanese" in 1980, which reached #3 in the UK Singles Chart, and #36 in the corresponding U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. Based in Guildford, Surrey, their members were David Fenton (songwriter, guitarist and vocalist), Howard Smith (drummer), Edward Bazalgette (lead guitarist) and Steve Smith (bass guitarist and vocals). They were discovered and managed by the father of Paul Weller, John Weller and The Jam's bassist, Bruce Foxton. The song for which they are mainly remembered, "Turning Japanese", was produced by The Jam's producer Vic Coppersmith-Heaven and ... Continue Bio >>


BBC In Concert (7th March 1981)

Turning Japanese - The Best Of The Vapors

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