Buz­zcocks co-founder Pete Shel­ley, 63

Boston Herald - - BIZ SMART -

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).”

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Pete Shel­ley, of the Bri­tish punk band Buz­zcocks, per­forms in 2018. The band’s co-founder has died at age 63.

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