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Captain Sensible

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Captain Sensible (born Ray Burns, April 24, 1954 in London) is a singer and guitarist (and sometimes bassist) who founded the punk rock band The Damned in 1976. After leaving the band, he reinvented himself as a new-wave singer with a rebellious, self-conscious image. The Captain's solo hits included "Wot?", "Happy Talk" (a UK number one hit) and "Glad It's All Over". Tours with his solo band "Punk Floyd", a ribbing of the band Pink Floyd. He later rejoined The Damned. His signature headwear is a red beret.

His recording of "The Snooker Song" from Mike Batt's musical The Hunting Of The Snark was used as the theme music for the BBC gameshow Big Break.

He supports Crystal Palace F.C.. His version of Happy Talk, minus his lyrics, was used as the backing track for a 2004 rap by Dizzee Rascal.

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