Punk Rock Pioneer Pete Shelley, Buzzcocks Singer, Dead At 63

Buzzcocks singer Pete Shelley dies aged 63

According to the BBC, Shelley suffered a heart attack at his home in Estonia.

Pete Shelley, best known as the frontman for the legendary British punk band the Buzzcocks, has died, BBC News reports.

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.

Teenage Fanclub singer Norman Blake tweeted how important Shelley's songs had been in his youth, and remained so today.

Shelley had a solo career after, releasing the song Do Anything, for the film Some Kind of Wonderful. Thank you Pete and R.I.P.

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Tim Burgess, lead singer of The Charlatans, said Shelley would be remembered "for a long, long time" for his "brilliant" work.

Stiff Little Fingers singer Jake Burns wrote: "Really saddened to hear about the passing of Pete Shelley".

Tracey Thorn, formerly one half of dance music duo Everything But The Girl, also paid her respects, quoting from Buzzcocks track 16 Again.

The most recent formation of the band consisted as Pete Shelley on vocals and guitar, Steve Diggle, on vocals and guitar, Chris Remmington on bass and Danny Farrant on drums. "'But after all life's only death's recompense'".

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