Pete Shelley

Birth Day April 17th, 1955
Birth Place Leigh, Lancashire
Age 69 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Aries

Pete Shelley was a famous English singer, songwriter, as well as a guitarist. He formed Buzzcocks with Howard Devoto in 1977 and he was also the lead singer and guitarist from 1977 after Devoto left the band. The group released their biggest hit "Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)" in 1978. The band broke up in 1981 and reformed at the end of the decade. Shelley also had a solo career; his song "Homosapien" charted in the US in 1981. Scroll down to get more details about this singer regarding his biography, facts, birthday, wiki, net worth, cause of death, wife, child, career, songs, band, tour and many more.

Famous For

  • For forming the band Buzzcocks with Howard Devoto.
  • For his solo release of Sky Yen in the year 1980.

Pete Shelley, Buzzcocks Lead Singer Died At Age 63


Early Life of Pete Shelley

Pete Shelley was born on 17th April 1955. His real name/birth name is Peter Campbell McNeish. His birthplace is in Leigh, Lancashire, England. His nationality is English and his ethnicity is White. He was born to Margaret and John McNeish, his parents/family. He also had a younger brother, Gary. His zodiac sign is Aries and his religion is Christian. There is no information regarding his educational qualifications. He lastly celebrated his 63rd birthday.

Death of Pete Shelley

Pete Shelley died on 6th December 2018 at the age of 63 in Tallinn, Estonia due to suspected heart attack where he was living. His brother, Gary McNeish, announced his death on Facebook.

Career of Pete Shelley

  • Pete Shelley formed Buzzcocks with Howard Devoto after the two met at the Bolton Institute of Technology in 1975.
  • The band included bass guitarist Steve Diggle and drummer John Maher; they made their first appearance in 1976 in Manchester, opening for the Sex Pistols.
  • Buzzcocks released their first EP, Spiral Scratch, on their own independent label, New Hormones in 1977.
  • When Devoto left the band, he took over as the lead vocalist and chief songwriter when Devoto left the group.
  • The band went on to create the punk/new wave singles "Orgasm Addict", "What Do I Get?", and "Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)", along with three LPs: Another Music in a Different Kitchen (1978), Love Bites (1978), and A Different Kind of Tension (1979).
  • His debut album "Sky Yen" was recorded in the year 1974.
  • He also released his first solo single, the song "Homosapien" in 1981.
  • He released his second LP XL1 in 1983 on Genetic Records, released Heaven and the Sea in the year 1986, released "Do Anything", for the film Some Kind of Wonderful in 1987, a new version of "Homosapien" in the year 1989.
  • He then briefly reunited with Howard Devoto to make the LP Buzzkunst, released in the year 2002.
  • In 1993, Buzzcocks reunited in 1989 and released a new full-length album, Trade Test Transmissions.
  • In 2005, he 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.
  • In addition to this, he performed the song live at the 2005 UK Music Hall of Fame.

Personal Life of Pete Shelley

Pete Shelley was a married person. Shelley continued to identify as bisexual in later life. He was married in 1991 and divorced in 2002. His son was born in 1993. He was married to his second wife, Greta in 2012. The duo was living a happy life together prior to his death. There are no further details about his personal life. 

Net Worth of Pete Shelley

Pete Shelley was a famous English singer, songwriter as well as a guitarist with a net worth of € 6.2 Million at the time of his death. He was satisfied with his earnings without any doubt through his singing career; songs, albums, concerts. His exact salary has not been revealed yet either he himself has revealed about it. He was living a luxurious lifestyle prior to his death. 

Body Measurements of Pete Shelley

Pete Shelley was a very handsome and cool person with a glowing face. He had a tall height of 1.64 m and had a balanced weight of 67 Kg. His other body measurements have not been revealed yet but it will be added soon once we get information about it. He died in London of a suspected heart attack on the morning of 6th December 2018. 

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