Pete Shelley Biography

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Pete Shelley

Quick Facts Of Pete Shelley

Celebrated Name Pete Shelley
Age 63 years old
Nick Name Pete
Birth Name Peter Campbell McNeish
Birth Date 1955-04-17
Gender Male
Profession Singer
Nationality English
Birth Nation England
Place Of Birth Leigh, Lancashire
Father John McNeish
Mother Margaret
Siblings 1
Brothers Gary
Horoscope Aries
Death Date 6th December 2018
Cause Of Death Suspected heart attack
Marital Status Married
Spouse Greta
Net Worth € 6.2 Million
Salary Will Update Soon
Height 1.64 m
Weight 67 Kg
Famous For For his solo release of Sky Yen in the year 1980

Peter Campbell McNeish famed as Pete Shelley was a famous English singer, songwriter, and guitarist. In the year 1975, he formed Buzzcocks with Howard Devoto and he was also the lead singer and guitarist from 1977 when Devoto left, releasing "Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)" in 1978. He also had a solo career, beginning with the release of Sky Yen in 1980, which had been recorded in 1974. He is a very talented singer.

Famous For

For his solo release of Sky Yen in the year 1980.

Gossips and Rumors

Pete Shelley death: Buzzcocks lead singer dies aged 63. The lead singer of punk rock band Buzzcocks has died at the age of 63. Pete Shelley died on Thursday in Estonia from a suspected heart attack. The band had been due to perform in the Netherlands on December 14. Musicians have paid tribute to Mr. Shelley with the Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess writing on Twitter: “The first album I ever owned was Love Bites by the Buzzcocks”. While Tracey Thorn wrote: "Oh God but I loved Buzzcocks. And Pete Shelley was an amazing songwriter".

Early Life of Pete

Pete Shelley was born on 17th April 1955 with the birth name of Peter Campbell McNeish in Leigh, Lancashire, England. His nationality is English. He was born to Margaret and John McNeish, his parents. He had a younger brother, Gary. His Zodiac sign is Aries.

There is no any information regarding his educational qualification.

Death of Pete

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

Body Features of Pete

Pete has got a very attractive body feature. He has a tall height of 1.64 m and has a balanced weight of 67 Kg. His other body measurement will be updated very soon. With his glowing face and charming smile, he attracts a lot of people towards him.

Career of Pete

  • Pete formed Buzzcocks with Howard Devoto after the two met at the Bolton Institute of Technology in the year 1975.
  • Buzzcocks debuted in 1976 in Manchester, opening for the Sex Pistols.
  • Buzzcocks released their first EP, Spiral Scratch, on their own independent label, New Hormones in the year 1977,
  • Shelley took over as the lead vocalist and chief songwriter when Devoto left the group.
  • Later, 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).
  • He debut album "Sky Yen" was recorded in the year 1974.
  • He released his first solo single, the song "Homosapien" in the year 1981.
  • Later, 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 1989.
  • He briefly reunited with Howard Devoto to make the LP Buzzkunst, released in 2002.
  • In the year 1993, Buzzcocks reunited in 1989 and released a new full-length album, Trade Test Transmissions.
  • In the year 2005, Shelley 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.
  • He also performed the song live at the 2005 UK Music Hall of Fame.

Affairs of Pete

Pete was a married man to his wife, Greta. The couple was living a happy life together before his death. There is no any other information regarding his personal life. Also, he has not revealed any information regarding his private life.

Net Worth of Pete

His net worth is estimated to have € 6.2 Million at the time of his death. He was earning a good amount of money from her career. His exact salary has not been revealed yet but there is no doubt in the mind of his follower that he was earning a considerable amount of salary from his work.

Did You Know?

  • Pete formed Buzzcocks with Howard Devoto after the two met at the Bolton Institute of Technology in the year 1975.
  • Shelley took over as the lead vocalist and chief songwriter when Devoto left the group.
  • He released his first solo single, the song "Homosapien" in the year 1981.

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