Thursday, December 6, in Estonia died a famous British rock musician Pete Shelley, the leader of the group Buzzcocks. He was 63 years old. According to preliminary information, the cause of death was a heart attack. The Buzzcocks are considered as one of the first punk bands.
Peter Campbell McNish (real name of the musician) was born in Lee, located near Manchester, 17 April 1955. After school he managed to go at the Bolton Institute of technology (now Bolton University). There, he met Howard Devoto and two friends created the group the Buzzcocks once was in London at a concert of the punk band the Sex Pistols. Already in 1976, the Buzzcocks were the opening act for the Sex Pistols in Manchester.
Their first album the band released in 1978. It was called Another Music in a Different Kitchen (“Another music in a different kitchen”). The CD included several songs that became hits, for example, I Don’t Mind. But the song Orgasm Addict banned to turn radio stations because of too explicit text. It began to add to the album in later editions.
Devoto by the time of the release of their debut Studio album left the band. McNish, who took the pseudonym Shelly in honor of the famous British poet, Percy Shelley, was the leader and soloist of the Buzzcocks. The following two album, Love Bites and A Different Kind of Tension – were a great success. But the group is constantly changing. As a result, it collapsed in 1979.
Shelly had pursued solo projects. In 1993, he again gathered the Buzzcocks. The group has recorded six Studio albums, the latest of which was released in 2014 and it was called The Way.
The most famous song Pete Shelley was the song Ever Fallen in Love. He re-recorded his hit in 2005, along with many superstars. In them were Elton John, Robert plant, David Gilmour, Roger daltry, Peter hook.
The last years of his life Pete Shelley living in Estonia. On the death of the musician announced in Facebook by his brother Gary McNish.
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