Shelley to be forever in the mind of Buzzcocks fans
PETE Shelley (pictured), the singer-songwriter and cofounder of the punk band the Buzzcocks, has died, aged 63.
On Thursday, in a tweet, , the band con- firmed “with great sadness” his death and called him “one of the UK’s s most influential and prolific songwriters”.
The tweet did not elaborate on n the details of his death. eath.
The Buzzcocks were part of the punk revolution which began in England in the mid-1970s and also featured groups such as the Sex Pistols and The Clash. Like their contemporaries, the Buzzcocks scorned what they considered the preten pretensions and bloated st style of mainstream g groups and turned o out brief, stripped d down songs, perfo formed at manic speed. sp Their singles included c Ever Fallen in Love and What Do D I Get? They broke b k up in the early 1980s, but reunited in the late ’80s and continued to perform and record over the next three decades.