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Pete Shelley

Pete Shelley (Photo by Michael Putland/Getty Images)
Pete Shelley (Photo by Michael Putland/Getty Images)

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February 29, 2020 "The world just aint as great without Pete. Condolences to his wife and family and friends. Love ya Pete." - mish al (amsterdamn)
February 10, 2020 "I was a student and saw them at Guildford Civic Hall with Joy Division. One thing I never noticed til recent was his humour. Brilliant writer, imo compares favourably to the other Shelley!" - D H Simmons (Guildford UK)
November 19, 2019 "I was 17 years old, working away from home, in Manchester in 1978, the Buzzcocks with Shelley and Diggle, were a huge influence on my life, still listen to their music every single day of the forty odd years since!
Many concerts to see them, learnt the songs and Full lyrics to flat pack philosophy in a week, to sing along at the concert at the Cock Pit, Leeds, brilliant singer, band, duo with Diggle.

Shattered to lose Pete, before the Albert Hall Concert, couldn't bring myself to still go to see the band.

Totally underestimated and not given the media platform that they deserved, some of the greatest songs never played on the Radio!

The songwriting duo of Shelley and Diggle, as good as anything Lennon and McCartney created!

RIP Pete,

Stan. R
August 08, 2019 "A truly great singer and person, I was a 16 year old punk in 1978 and Pete got myself and my friend in on the "Guest list" at a gig in London, as we had no money. A real punk, a real man. No more can be said. Nick G Basingstoke" - Nick Gorringe (Thatcham)
April 04, 2019 "I was 24 years old in 1978. Moved to Denver Colorado from New York City. I can't tell you how much time I spent driving around Colorado listening to the Buzzcocks. Countless hours. Ever since 1977-78 Buzzcocks have remained second favorite of all time only tied with the Doors for the number two spot and number one was always the Beatles. That hasn't changed for decades. And I still regularly listen to All of Pete Shelley solo albums . As far as I'm concerned not an average song on any one of them. All worthwhile and enjoyable. Over the past 15-20 years I would tell friends and family that were into music that the Buzzcocks are the only band I know from the sixties and seventies that were still making albums that could actually write songs that I felt were as good or better than their original stuff that made them famous. I love music but I can't think of any other bands from decades ago that is still around that I could say that about. I love the band and I love Pete Shelley and I will miss him. My heart goes out to his family and friends but we are going to have such wonderful memories of him. All happy ones of course." - Steven Singer (Los Angeles, CA)
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Obituary for Pete Shelley
Pete Shelley (1955 – 2018) was the lead singer of the highly influential punk band the Buzzcocks. He died from a heart attack at the age of 63 at his...
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