Pete Shelley

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Shelley in 2013

Pete Shelley (born Peter Campbell McNeish; 17 April 1955 – 6 December 2018) was an English singer-songwriter and rock guitarist. He was born in Leigh, Lancashire, but was raised in Bolton, Manchester. Shelley was best known as the founder and bandleader of Buzzcocks. His best known song was "Homosapien" (1981).

Shelley died on 6 December 2018 from a heart attack at his home in Estonia, aged 63.[1][2]

Discography[change | change source]

Albums[change | change source]

  • Sky Yen (1980) Groovy Records
  • Hangahar (1980) Groovy Records
  • Homosapien (1981) Genetic-Island/Arista
  • XL1 (1983) Island/Arista (UK #42)
  • Heaven and the Sea (1986) Mercury
  • Cinema Music and Wallpaper Sounds (2016) (Caroline True Records)[3]

Singles[change | change source]

  • "Homosapien" (1981) Genetic-Island/Arista (AUS #4) (CAN #6) (US Dance #14)
  • "I Don't Know What Love Is" (1981) Genetic-Island/Arista (US Dance #22)
  • "Witness the Change" (1981) (US Dance #63)
  • "Qu'est-Ce Que C'est Que Ça" (1982)
  • "Homosapien" (1982) Genetic-Island/Arista
  • "Telephone Operator" (1983) Island/Arista (US Dance #22) (UK #66)
  • "Millions Of People (No One Like You)" (1983) (UK #94)
  • "Never Again" (1984) Immaculate
  • "Waiting For Love" (1986) Mercury
  • "On Your Own" (1986) Mercury (US Dance #10)
  • "Blue Eyes" (1986) Mercury
  • "I Surrender" (1986) Mercury
  • "Your Love" (1988)
  • "Homosapien. Pete Shelley Vs. Power, Wonder and Love" (1989) Immaculate[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Buzzcocks singer Pete Shelley dies at 63". BBC News. 6 December 2018. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  2. "Buzzcocks' Pete Shelley Has Died". 6 December 2018.
  3. McGartland 2017, 3504–3531.
  4. McGartland 2017, 3481–3504.

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