Marketing campaign launched in help of tribute statue to Buzzcocks’ frontman Pete Shelley

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Shelley’s household are backing the bid

A marketing campaign has been launched in a bid to lift funds for a tribute statue to Buzzcocks frontman Pete Shelley.

The lead singer of legendary Bolton punk rock band Buzzcocks died final month (November 6) in Estonia the place he was dwelling. He was 63.

Now a marketing campaign to construct a memorial statue of the singer in his hometown of Leigh has been launched by Council employee Paul Maiden.

Maiden, who additionally works as a music promoter, has gathered lots of of signatures in help of the enterprise. The Hindley Inexperienced unbiased additionally introduced a fund-raising occasion to lift cash for the statue.

“We actually don’t appear to recognise anybody who does something of observe within the borough,” Maiden informed Wigan In the present day. “Shelley accomplished innovated punk music. He added melodies into it, he made the entire style extra melodic.

“Buzzcocks even shifted extra albums than the Intercourse Pistols. I believe it’s time that we considered celebrating somebody who has achieved one thing unimaginable in Leigh.”

Shelley’s household are reportedly in full help of the thought. Maiden’s fund-raiser will happen at The Boulevard in Wigan on January 19th.

In the meantime, Buzzcocks have backed a marketing campaign to get their seminal hit ‘Ever Fallen in Love (With Somebody You Shouldn’t’ve)’ to Quantity One after the loss of life of their frontman Pete Shelley. The web marketing campaign has been backed by greater than 2000 individuals.

“40 years on from the unimaginable monitor being launched, the band deserves its first primary, plus it might be an excellent tribute to Pete Shelley. The charts run from Friday to Friday, so get downloading the long-lasting track beneath and assist us salute Pete!” the Change.org petition said.

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