Frontman and songwriter Pete Shelley of Manchester punk legends
BUZZCOCKS died of a heart attack today, 6 December 2018. Only 63.
The band’s Facebook page unveiled the news around 10 PM…
“It’s with great sadness that we confirm the death of Pete Shelley, one of the UK’s most influential and prolific songwriters and co-founder of the seminal original punk band Buzzcocks. 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.”
(photo on top: BBC – Top Of The Pops)