Pete Shelley wiki, Pete Shelley Bio
Pete Shelley wiki: Peter Campbell McNeish 17 April 1955 – 6 December 2018, known professionally as Pete Shelley, was an English singer, songwriter and guitarist, best known as the leader of Buzzcocks.
Pete Shelley Biography
Shelley was born to Margaret and John McNeish at 48 Milton Street, in Leigh. Margaret was an ex-mill worker in the town, while John was a fitter at the nearby Astley Green Colliery. He has a younger brother, Gary.
Pete Shelley Buzzcocks
Shelley formed Buzzcocks with Howard Devoto after the two met at Bolton Institute of Technology (now the University of Bolton) in 1975 and subsequently travelled to London to see the Sex Pistols. Buzzcocks debuted in 1976 in Manchester, opening for the Sex Pistols.
In 1977, Buzzcocks released their first EP, Spiral Scratch, on their own independent label, New Hormones. When Devoto left the group shortly afterward, Shelley took over as lead vocalist and chief songwriter. Working with producer Martin Rushent, the band went on to create such quintessential punk/new wave singles of the period as “Orgasm Addict”, “What Do I Get?”, and “Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t)” along with three LPs: Another Music in a Different Kitchen (1978), Love Bites (1978), and A Different Kind of Tension (1979). Difficulties with their record company and a dispute with Virgin Publishing over the UK release of their greatest hits record, Singles Going Steady, brought the band to a halt in 1981.
Pete Shelley Buzzcocks reform
In 1989, Buzzcocks reunited, and released a new full-length recording, Trade Test Transmissions, in 1993. They continue to tour and record, their most recent release being the CD The Way in 2014. They toured with bands such as Nirvana, the Adored, the Strays, Lola Ray, and Images. In 2005, Shelley re-recorded “Ever Fallen in Love” with an all-star group, including Roger Daltrey, David Gilmour, Peter Hook, Elton John, Robert Plant and several contemporary bands, as a tribute to John Peel. Proceeds went to Amnesty International. Shelley also performed the song live at the 2005 UK Music Hall of Fame.
Pete Shelley Death
Shelley died on 6 December 2018, of a suspected heart attack, in Estonia where he was living.
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