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Buzzcocks

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Buzzcocks are an English punk band formed in Bolton in 1976, led by singer–songwriter–guitarist Pete Shelley. They are regarded as an important influence on the Manchester music scene, the independent record label movement, punk rock, power pop, pop punk and indie rock. They achieved commercial success with singles that fused pop craftsmanship with rapid-fire punk energy. These singles were collected on Singles Going Steady, described by critic Ned Raggett as a "punk masterpiece". The widely covered "Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)" remains one of their best-known songs. The name "Buzzcocks" was chosen by Howard Devoto and Pete Shelley after reading the headline "it's the buzz, cocks!" in a review of the TV series Rock Follies in Time Out magazine. The "buzz" is the excitement of playing on stage; "cock" is Manchester slang meaning "mate" (as in friend/buddy). They thought it captured the excitement of the Sex Pistols and nascent punk scene.

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Concerts

Event Date Venue City Regionsort descending Country
Buzzcocks 11/12/1977 Manchester Polytechnic Manchester England
Buzzcocks 10/07/1979 Aberdeen Capitol Theatre Aberdeen Scotland
Buzzcocks 04/30/1977 The Roxy Club London England
Buzzcocks 05/22/1980 Manchester Polytechnic Manchester England
Buzzcocks 04/02/1977 The Roxy Club London England
Buzzcocks 08/11/1977 The Roxy Club London England
Punk Festival 09/20/1976 100 Club London England
The Clash 05/06/1977 University of Aberdeen Aberdeen Scotland
Anti-Nazi League Festival 07/13/1978 Alexandra Palace London England
Buzzcocks 03/20/1978 The Affair Swindon Wiltshire England
Buzzcocks 10/24/1977 The Affair Swindon Wiltshire England
Buzzcocks 12/01/1979 The Palladium NYC New York USA
Buzzcocks 11/23/1980 The Ritz (1) NYC New York USA
Buzzcocks 11/10/1993 Chestnut Cabaret Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA
Buzzcocks 03/23/1978 King's Hall Derby Derby East Midlands England
Buzzcocks 03/31/1978 Porterhouse Club Retford East Midlands England
The Clash 05/12/1977 Nottingham Palais Nottingham East Midlands England
Buzzcocks 10/22/1979 Derby Assembly Rooms Derby East Midlands England
Buzzcocks 12/14/1977 King's Hall Derby Derby East Midlands England
Buzzcocks 10/29/1979 De Montfort Hall Auditorium Leicester East Midlands England
Buzzcocks 11/06/1991 Peabody's Down Under Cleveland Ohio USA
Buzzcocks 09/09/1979 Mothers Chicago Illinois USA
Buzzcocks 12/15/1979 Temple Beautiful San Francisco California USA
Buzzcocks 09/12/1979 Santa Monica Civic Auditorium Santa Monica California USA
Buzzcocks 09/11/1979 Temple Beautiful San Francisco California USA

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