Howard Devoto

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Pete Shelley of the Buzzcocks in 1978. Photograph: Chris Gabrin/Redferns Pete Shelley of the Buzzcocks in 1978. Photograph: Chris Gabrin/Redferns

Pete Shelley, lead singer and main songwriter of Manchester punk band Buzzcocks who died on Thursday at the age of 63, played a major role in the firs(...)

Pete Shelley of the Buzzcocks in 1978. Photograph: Chris Gabrin/Redferns Pete Shelley of the Buzzcocks in 1978. Photograph: Chris Gabrin/Redferns

In January 1977 a young punk band called Buzzcocks walked into the Manchester branch of Virgin with a box of singles they wanted to sell. They had set(...)

Momus: singer, writer, performance artist. Photograph: Christian Werner

Momus, named after the Greek god of mockery, creates satirical narratives in story and song. Since the late 1980s he has moved between the UK, Pari(...)