Buzzcocks co-founder and punk pioneer Pete Shelley dies aged 63
Pete Shelley, the co-founder and former lead singer of influential British punk band the Buzzcocks, has died at the age of 63.
It is suspected that he suffered a heart attack.
The band are best known for their 1978 hit Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve).
Shelley and former bandmate Howard Devoto, who later started Magazine, formed the Buzzcocks in Bolton in 1976.
They had a profound effect on independent music after releasing the Spiral Scratch EP in 1977 - credited as the first punk record to be released without record company backing.
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