DEAD: Pete Shelley
-English singer-songwriter (Buzzcocks)
Pete Shelley (17 April 1955 – 6 December 2018), born Peter Campbell McNeish, was an English singer, songwriter and guitarist. He formed Buzzcocks with Howard Devoto in 1975, and was the lead singer and guitarist from 1977 when Devoto left, releasing “Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve)” in 1978. The band broke up in 1981, reforming in 1989. Shelley also had a solo career; his song “Homosapien” charted in the US in 1981.
DEATH: Shelley moved to Tallinn, Estonia, in 2012 with his second wife Greta, an Estonian-born Canadian, preferring the less hectic pace there to London. He died there of a suspected heart attack on the morning of 6 December 2018. His brother, Gary McNeish, announced his death on Facebook.