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Buzzcocks Frontman Pete Shelley Dead at 63

Buzzcocks Frontman Pete Shelley Dead at 63

Pete Shelley, best known as the frontman for the legendary British punk band the Buzzcocks is dead at 63, BBC News reports. The suspected cause of death is a heart attack. The band’s management told the BBC that Shelley passed away at his home in Estonia.

The Buzzcocks were a vastly influential pillar of Manchester’s influential punk scene in the ’70s, along with contemporaries like Magazine, and the Sex Pistols. The band was formed in 1976 by Shelley and co-founder and original singer Howard Devoto. Devoto left the band in 1977 with Shelley stepping in as frontman and main songwriter.

The band was celebrated for their catchy, yet urgent three-minute songs and are often regarded, along with the Sex Pistols and The Clash, as among the originators of punk. The Buzzcocks celebrated their 40th anniversary in 2016 and over the years have influenced a diverse array of punk, power pop, and alternative bands, including, Nirvana, Husker Du, and REM.

Among the Buzzcocks best known songs are “Orgasm Addict” and the relentless ear worm “Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve).”

Spin reached out to the band’s reps for comment and we’ll update if we hear back.

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