Buzzcocks

Buzzcocks Biography

Feb 1976

Pete Shelley real name Peter McNeish (born 1955), Howard Devoto real name Howard Trafford (born 1952). They decide to start a band and chance upon a headline: "It's The Buzz, Cock!"



Apr 1, 1976

Pete Shelley - guitar, Howard Devoto - vocals, Garth Davies (Smith) - bass, Mick Singleton - drums. Notes: One gig. No released recordings.



Jul 20, 1976 - Feb 1977

Pete Shelley - Starway guitar, Howard Devoto - vocals, Steve Diggle (born 1956) - bass, John Maher - drums



Mar 11, 1977 - Oct 7, 1977

Pete Shelley - guitar, vocals, Steve Diggle - guitar

John Maher - drums, Garth Smith - bass



Nov 1977

Pete Shelley - guitar, vocals, Steve Diggle - guitar, John Maher - drums, Barry Adamson (on loan from MAGAZINE) - bass

Barry Adamson filled in on bass while they held auditions for a permanent bassist. This lineup played 6 dates in November to complete a tour. No released recordings.



Nov 1977 - Mar 6, 1981, (reformed) 1989, (reformed again) Jan 29 - Feb 18, 1992

Pete Shelley - guitar, vocals, keyboards, Steve Diggle - guitar, vocals, John Maher - drums, Steve Garvey (born 1958) - bass

The reformed group toured, but released no studio recordings. In 1992 they performed 11 gigs in Europe. There were no studio recordings.



Jan 31, 1990 - Dec 22, 1991

Pete Shelley - guitar, vocals, Steve Diggle - guitar, vocals

Steve Garvey - bass, Mike Joyce (ex VICTIM, ex SMITHS) - drums



Apr 21 - May 7, 1992

Pete Shelley - guitar, vocals, Steve Diggle - guitar, vocals, Steve Garvey - bass, Steve Gibson (ex ICICLE WORKS) - drums. Ten gig tour in Australia and New Zealand. No released recordings.



Aug 25, 1992 - Apr 21, 2006

Pete Shelley - guitar, vocals, Steve Diggle - guitar, vocals

Tony Barber - bass, Phil Barker - drums



Apr 21, 2006 - ???

Pete Shelley - guitar, vocals, Steve Diggle - guitar, vocals

Tony Barber - bass, Danny Farrant - drums



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