Who was the first true Punk band or artist?

We know about the Ramones, Clash and Pistols, but neither were the first. This is because there were early Proto-punk bands like the MC5, the Stooges and the New York Dolls, etc, but they can't be the first either. We must not forget all of the Garage rock bands across the USA especially during the period of... show more We know about the Ramones, Clash and Pistols, but neither were the first.

This is because there were early Proto-punk bands like the MC5, the Stooges and the New York Dolls, etc, but they can't be the first either. We must not forget all of the Garage rock bands across the USA especially during the period of 1965-1967.

Many of these bands could be considered a type of Punk, and in fact without these bands I highly doubt Punk as we know it would have happened.

There are bands like The Monks, a Avant-garde, early Proto-punk band that could easily be the first. They were a group of US soldiers stationed in Germany that shaved their heads, dressed like monks, and their sound was a combination of abrasive waves of feedback and high-volume distortion. They were anti-Beatles.

But Punk is all about being rebellious, so taking this into consideration, we have to account for some of the old guys of the 1950s, like Link Wray for example.

Who was the first true Punk?
Update: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Monks
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