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Friday 7 December 2018

Pete Shelley R.I.P.

I was gutted to hear about the death of Pete Shelley at the far too young age of 63.

One of the finest songwriters and singers of his generation.
He must have been around 23 when he wrote and sang Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've) in 1978
In the succeeding 40 years it has never been out of my top 10 songs of all time. One that would accompany me to a desert island.
I was playing Going Steady in the car on the way to work this morning and ended up playing it twice as once was not enough.

Rest easy Pete

Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)

Pete Shelly - Homosapien


  1. This one has knocked the stuffing out of me to be quite honest. Really very upsetting. RIP Pete and thank you.

  2. As you both say. So sad to hear the news and thank you Pete for making perfect songs that will forever be ingrained in my life.

  3. You're spot on there about him being a great songwriter in that era. Never quite sure how I came to miss out on seeing Buzzcocks, they must've crossed the Pennines to play here a few times. Also missed out on their re-emergence in the late 80s. It's only now we realise such failings!