Buzzcocks Singer Pete Shelley Dead at 63

Pete Shelley, the singer and guitarist for the trailblazing British punk outfit the Buzzcocks , died Thursday at the age of 63.

“It’s with great sadness that we confirm the death of Pete Shelley, one of the UK’s most influential and prolific songwriters and co-founder of the seminal original punk band Buzzcocks,” the spokesperson said.

The group enjoyed some domestic chart success during the late Seventies, with their most prominent single, “Ever Fallen In Love… (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve),” peaking at Number 12.

Though the Buzzcocks cultivated devoted fanbases in the U.K. and the United States, their record sales were ultimately underwhelming.

His second solo effort, Homosapien , was a marked musical departure as he worked extensively with synthesizers and drum machines.

Shelley eventually reunited with the Buzzcocks in 1989 and the group released their fourth studio album, Trade Test Transmissions , in 1993.

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