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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 Venuesort descending City Region Country
The Clash 05/09/1977 Rainbow Theatre London Finsbury Park England
Buzzcocks 11/09/1979 Rainbow Theatre London Finsbury Park England
Buzzcocks 11/10/1979 Rainbow Theatre London Finsbury Park England
Buzzcocks 12/01/1979 The Palladium NYC New York USA
Buzzcocks 11/23/1980 The Ritz (1) NYC New York USA
Buzzcocks 09/12/1979 Santa Monica Civic Auditorium Santa Monica California USA
Buzzcocks 12/17/1979 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver British Columbia Canada
Punk Festival 09/20/1976 100 Club London England
Buzzcocks 09/09/1979 Mothers Chicago Illinois USA
Buzzcocks 03/17/1978 Eric's Liverpool Merseyside England
The Clash 05/05/1977 Eric's Liverpool Merseyside England
Buzzcocks 11/18/1977 Eric's Liverpool Merseyside England
Buzzcocks 09/03/1977 Eric's Liverpool Merseyside England
Buzzcocks 03/14/1978 Top Rank - Sheffield Sheffield South Yorkshire England
Buzzcocks 10/21/1979 Top Rank - Sheffield Sheffield South Yorkshire England
Buzzcocks 10/06/1979 Edinburgh Odeon Theatre Edinburgh Midlothian Scotland
The Clash 05/07/1977 Edinburgh Playhouse Edinburgh Midlothian Scotland
Buzzcocks 11/22/1977 The Marquee Club (2) London Soho England
Buzzcocks 10/04/1977 The Marquee Club (2) London Soho England
Buzzcocks 08/04/1977 The Marquee Club (2) London Soho England
Buzzcocks 11/21/1977 The Marquee Club (2) London Soho England
Buzzcocks 10/05/1979 Glasgow Apollo Glasgow City Centre Scotland
Buzzcocks 10/21/1978 Glasgow Apollo Glasgow City Centre Scotland
Buzzcocks 11/06/1980 Glasgow Apollo Glasgow City Centre Scotland
Buzzcocks 10/27/1979 Manchester Apollo Manchester Ardwick England

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