Pete Shelley verstirbt im Alter von 63 Jahren

The Buzzcocks Pete Shelley
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Der Gründer und spätere Frontmann der Punkband The Buzzcocks, Pete Shelley, ist im Alter von 63 Jahren in Estland verstorben, teilte sein Management der BBC mit. Shelley gründete die Buzzcocks gemeinsam mit einem Freund und Songwriter Howard Devoto 1976. Die beiden besuchten zuvor ein Konzertes der Sex Pistols und spielten später für Gleiche Supportshows.

„Pete’s music has inspired generations of musicians over a career that spanned five decades“

Die Buzzcocks waren eine der wichtigsten Punkbands der späten Siebzigerjahre, prägten die Punkszene und ebneten den Weg für viele weitere Bands. Die Band selbst berichtet via Twitter, dass Shelley „one of the UK’s most influential and prolific songwriters and co-founder of the seminal original punk band Buzzcocks“ war und ergänzt auf Facebook „Pete’s music has inspired generations of musicians over a career that spanned five decades and with his band and as a solo artist, he was held in the highest regard by the music industry and by his fans around the world“.

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I remember seeing the Buzzcocks so many times when I was a kid, they were one of those rare bands where it seemed like literally every song they played was a classic, And I mean every song, they would start and every song you would be like YES!!!!!! They were probably the best Punk Pop band ever, and they made it ok to be a punk and a nerd at the same time lol just kidding, but seriously, when everybody else was worried about looking punk and having safety pins in their noses and being outrageous, these guys just wrote great songs, Im lucky to have had them in my youth. Pete Shelley Thanks for the music and the great memories R.I.P #rip #buzzcocks #peteshelley

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