The online campaign has been backed by more than 2000 people after Shelley died from a heart attack at his home in Estonia last week.
“40 years on from the incredible track being released, the band deserves its first number one, plus it would be a brilliant tribute to Pete Shelley. The charts run from Friday to Friday, so get downloading the iconic song below and help us salute Pete!” the Change.org petition states.
“Buzzcocks can be number one on Friday 14 December if we get this campaign going, please share this with all your friends.”
While we are not the ones who started this campaign, have at it if you like. https://www.change.org/p/let-s-get-buzzcocks-ever-fallen-in-love-to-number-1-this-week-in-tribute-to-pete-shelley
Endorsing the campaign, Buzzcocks wrote on Facebook: “While we are not the ones who started this campaign, have at it if you like.”
One fan responded: “One of the most original “punk” bands to come out of the 1970’s UK punk scene along with The Jam and Warsaw. The Buzzcocks though their name was decidedly punk rock…they were instant fans and played with all the English punk rock bands of the time, were the different lot of UK punk rock way before the alternative music genre would come to exist. RIP Pete Shelley.”