Due to the suspected heart attack Buzzcocks lead Singer Pete Shelley has died at 63. The band is best known for their hit music.
Their management has revealed that Shelly died in Estonia where he was living.
Hence, the band tweeted by saying “ Shelley was one of the UK most influential and prolific songwriters and co-founder of the seminal original punk band Buzzcocks”
They added that his music inspired generations of musicians over a five-decade career with his band and as a solo artist.”
Tim Burgess the Charlatans singer said “Shelley perfect three-minute pop songs were the soundtrack to being a teenager”
Norman Blake Teenage Fanclub singer tweeted how important Shelley songs had been in his youth, and remained so today.
Singer Tracey Thorn, formerly of Everything But The Girl, said Shelley had been an “amazing songwriter.’
“Part of my youth dies with him,” says the author Neil Gaiman.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Music critic said Buzzcocks were one of the most influential bands to emerge in the initial wave of punk rock, with echoes of their music in everyone from Husker Du to Nirvana.
He also wrote in AllMusic “ The Buzzcocks were inspired by the Sex Pistols energy, yet they did not copy the Pistols angry political stance.”
He added “ Instead, they brought that intense, brilliant energy to the three-minute pop song. Shelley’s alternately funny and anguished lyrics about adolescence and love were some of the best and smartest of his era”