Johnny Moped

Formed in Croydon in May 1974, a proto-punk band Initially calling themselves Johnny Moped and the 5 Arrogant Superstars, by August they changed their moniker to Assault and Buggery, then the Commercial Band, before reverting to just Johnny Moped by January 1975. Johnny Moped were a mid-1970s English punk rock group from south London, who once had Chrissie Hynde (later of The Pretenders) and Captain Sensible(later of The Damned) within their ranks. Johnny Moped became one of the pioneering punk bands that played live in the first few months of London’s now-legendary Roxy Club. 


Play: Johnny Moped – Incendiary Device

A documentary about the band has now been made, Basically, Johnny Moped, produced by Fred Burns, which premiered in September 2013.