Buzzcocks

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All bands on deck: aboard the Belle and Sebastian Med and music cruise
Tempted by dolphins, flamingos, golden twilights and great bands, 2,000 fans signed up for the Boaty Weekender, some even coming from New Zealand. We join them in the hot-tub

Malcolm Jack

13, Aug, 2019 @5:10 PM

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Pete Shelley – 10 of the best
From Buzzcocks’ essential punk anthems and lovelorn tales to his solo electronica, the late musician was one of the finest songwriters of a generation

Dave Simpson

07, Dec, 2018 @6:13 PM

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Pete Shelley wasn’t just a genius, he was a relief from the machismo of punk | Suzanne Moore
Coy, proudly intelligent and too poppy for punk, the Buzzcocks frontman was just what I needed, says Guardian columnist Suzanne Moore

Suzanne Moore

07, Dec, 2018 @5:12 PM

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'He showed you didn’t have to be angry to be punk': musicians on Pete Shelley
Glen Matlock, Peter Hook, Jon Savage and other punk luminaries pay tribute to the former Buzzcocks frontman

Laura Snapes

07, Dec, 2018 @4:57 PM

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Pete Shelley obituary
Lead singer of the 70s punk band Buzzcocks whose subtle, witty songs still sound fresh and inventive

Adam Sweeting

07, Dec, 2018 @3:32 PM

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Buzzcocks: punk energy with catchy tunes - archive review, 6 November 1978
6 November 1978 Robin Denselow reviews Buzzcocks at the Hammersmith Odeon

Robin Denselow

07, Dec, 2018 @2:38 PM

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Pete Shelley: the smart, sardonic punk bard of unrequited romance
Packed with hooks and waspishly funny lines, the Buzzcocks frontman effortlessly created singles which became part of the musical landscape

Alexis Petridis

07, Dec, 2018 @1:38 PM

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Pete Shelley on making Buzzcocks' masterpiece Ever Fallen in Love
In a final, previously unpublished Guardian interview, the late Buzzcocks frontman and sleeve designer Malcolm Garrett dissect punk’s anthem to unrequited love

Interviews by Dave Simpson

07, Dec, 2018 @10:57 AM

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Pete Shelley, lead singer of punk band Buzzcocks, dies at 63
Co-founder of seminal punk band suffered suspected heart attack

Kevin Rawlinson

06, Dec, 2018 @9:33 PM

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How Buzzcocks invented indie (with help from the Sex Pistols, a Renault and the Quo)
It’s 40 years since the Manchester band’s first release reshaped pop music. With no industry support, they pressed and sold the EP themselves, and kickstarted a revolution

Dave Simpson

12, Jan, 2017 @12:35 PM

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After Bob Dylan, it’s time to honour WS Gilbert | Brief letters
Brief letters: WS Gilbert | I, Daniel Blake | Grouse shooting | Indie origins | New pound coin | Hair Force One

Letters

31, Oct, 2016 @7:17 PM

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Happy Birthday Punk: the British Library celebrates 40 years of anarchy and innovation
To mark the movement’s anniversary, the library is unpacking its punk archive. The show’s curator talks us through some of the highlights

Killian Fox

13, Mar, 2016 @11:00 AM

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