BUZZCOCKS Frontman PETE SHELLEY Died at 63 Years Of Age

Posted: January 4, 2019 in MUSIC
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Pete Shelley in London, Britain - Oct 1977VARIOUS

Pete Shelley, the lead singer of the English punk rock band Buzzcocks, has died, as BBC reports via the band’s management. Shelley reportedly died at age 63 of a suspected heart attack in Estonia, where he was living at the time. On 6th December 2018, Buzzcocks singer and songwriter Pete Shelley died at the age of 63.

The Buzzcocks were formed in Bolton, England, by singer/songwriter/guitarist Shelley and singer/songwriter Howard Devoto, after the two met at the Bolton Institute of Technology (now known as the University of Bolton) and traveled to London to see a Sex Pistols gig. Buzzcocks then debuted in 1976 and opened for the Sex Pistols in Manchester.

Buzzcocks released their first EP Spiral Scratch in 1977, and went on to record nine studio albums. Devoto then left Buzzcocks in 1977, and Shelley became the frontman. Their most recent album, The Way, was released in 2014. The band is known for hits such as “Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve)?” and “Why Can’t I Touch It?”

A re-issue of the Buzzcocks’ first two albums, Another Music In A Different Kitchen and Love Bites, is due for release on January. 25th, 2019.

The band’s Twitter account posted the following statement:

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Comments
  1. Judith Graham Anderson says:

    So how come you waited until 2019 to report the death of this man which took place nearly a month ago last year? We heard about this from other more reliable news sources on December 6, 2018.

    • lizsamdog says:

      if you look back i reported the death of a songwriting genius on the day i put it through again because this week the two most excellent album have been reissued and are an essential part of any record collection

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