Buzzcocks Frontman Pete Shelley Dies Aged 63

  • TextJared Phanco

One of the pioneering members of the UK’s punk scene, Buzzcocks lead singer Pete Shelley, has died suddenly of a suspected heart attack aged 63. Buzzcocks first achieved commercial success with their 1978 single, Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve). Their speedy guitar riffs combined with with Shelley’s energetic stage presence and unique high-pitched vocals would go on to inspire a new generation of young musicians. Tributes from across the music world have poured in to honour Shelley’s legacy including Ray Davies of The Kinks, Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins & Peter Hook of New Order.