Buzzcocks co-founder Pete Shelley, 63
The punk band Buzzcocks has confirmed “with great sadness” the death of the band’s cofounder, Pete Shelley, whom it called “one of the U.K.’s most influential and prolific songwriters.” He was 63.
The band announced the news yesterday but did not elaborate on the details of Mr. Shelley’s death. Mr. Shelley, whose real name was Peter Campbell McNeish, was born in the English town of Leigh in 1955.
He founded Buzzcocks with Howard Devoto after they met at what is now the University of Bolton and the band debuted in 1976 in Manchester, opening for the Sex Pistols. The band’s punk/new wave singles include “Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve).”
Pete Shelley, of the British punk band Buzzcocks, performs in 2018. The band’s co-founder has died at age 63.