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Burke Shelley

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Burke Shelley
Background information
Birth nameJohn Burke Shelley
Born(1950-04-10)10 April 1950
Llanishen, Cardiff, Wales
Died10 January 2022(2022-01-10) (aged 71)
Heath, Cardiff, Wales
  • Musician
  • singer-songwriter
  • Bass
  • vocals
  • keyboards
  • guitar
Years active1967–2022

John Burke Shelley (10 April 1950 – 10 January 2022) was a Welsh musician and singer-songwriter. He was best known as the lead singer and bassist of the rock band Budgie.

Shelley had Stickler syndrome and suffered from two aortic aneurysms before his death. He died at a hospital in Cardiff, Wales on January 10, 2022, at the age of 71.[1]


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  1. "BUDGIE's BURKE SHELLEY Dies At 71". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved January 10, 2022.