Shel­ley to be for­ever in the mind of Buz­zcocks fans

The Courier-Mail - - NEWS -

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.

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