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Buzzcocks No More


On this date in 1981, Pete Shelley confirmed the rumors. He was leaving Buzzcocks to pursue a solo career. That left Steve Diggle, Steve Garvey and John Maher trying to figure out what to do next. The band knew it was coming. Steve Diggle had worked on and then released his debut solo record the day before.
They couldn't just look for a singer to replace him. Pete Shelley and Howard Devoto (the other co-founder of the group) owned the rights to the name Buzzcocks. They did their separate things and then reunited in 1989 for a reunion tour. Shortly thereafter, Shelley and Diggle regrouped to start the Buzzcocks again with new band members and they continue to play today.

Buzzcocks, left to right:
John Maher, Steve Diggle, Pete Shelley and Steve Garvey

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Video: Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen In Love - live - 1978 - youtube

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