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Buzzcocks singer Pete Shelley dies aged 63

Buzzcocks singer Pete Shelley dies aged 63

Buzzcocks lead singer Pete Shelley has died at 63 of a suspected heart attack.

The band's management has confirmed that Shelley died on Thursday while in Estonia, a place where he was living.

Their singles included "Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)", the explicit "Orgasm Addict" and "What Do I Get?"

Erlewine wrote Buzzcocks was one of the most influential groups to emerge in the initial wave of punk rock - even lending inspiration to Nirvana.

In addition to the Buzzcocks, Shelley also wrote the music for the intro of the Tour De France, which was used on Great Britain's Channel 4 throughout the 1980s and 1990s.

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In the year 2000, the host of the series invited Shelley up on stage and said that without Buzzcocks, the name of the show would've never existed.

Buzzcocks released three albums, Another Music in a Different Kitchen (1978), Love Bites (1978) and A Different Kind of Tension (1979) before their initial break-up in 1981. His songs were important to me when I was a young man and they still are to me now. I so appreciate the musical influence Pete. "You will be missed". The soundtrack to being a teenager.

Former Everything But the Girl singer Tracey Thorn and writer Neil Gaiman were among the first to pay their respects on social media. "'But after all life's only death's recompense'".

Hot Fuzz director Edgar Wright said Shelley was a "huge talent".

Pete Shelley and Howard Devoto formed Buzzcocks together in the mid-70s.


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