Know for being the lead singer of Dead Or Alive and Morrissey's friend.
- London, England 1985-04-06 (The Smiths concert)
- Headful Of Heroes - NME (September 16, 1989)
- The Interview. A LARKS' TONGUE IN APRIL. - Morrissey Central (June 24, 2019)
Pete Burns (born 5 August 1959, Bebington, Cheshire, England – died 23 October 2016) was an English singer-songwriter and television personality. He founded the band Dead Or Alive in 1980, in which he was vocalist and songwriter.
Peter Jozzeppi Burns (5 August 1959 – 23 October 2016) was an English singer, songwriter and television personality who formed the band Dead or Alive in 1980 and acted as the band's lead vocalist and principal songwriter. Their debut album, Sophisticated Boom Boom, was released in 1984, producing a series of minor hits in the United Kingdom, most notably their version of "That's the Way (I Like It)" (originally recorded by KC and the Sunshine Band) which gave the band their first UK top 40 hit. Their second album, Youthquake (1985), reached the UK top 10 and brought the band international recognition, largely due to the success of the lead single, "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)" which reached number one on the UK Singles Chart and number 11 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in 1985. The album also contained three other UK top 40 hits: "Lover Come Back to Me", "In Too Deep", and "My Heart Goes Bang (Get Me to the Doctor)". The band's third album, Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know, was released in 1986, scoring several further hit singles including "Brand New Lover", "Something in My House", "Hooked on Love" and "I'll Save You All My Kisses". In 1988, Nude was released, with singles "Turn Around and Count 2 Ten" and "Come Home with Me Baby" being chart successes.In December 2016, Billboard ranked Dead or Alive as the 96th most successful "dance artist" of all time and they are estimated to have sold over 50 million records and 28 million singles worldwide. Burns continued to achieve further celebrity status in the British media following his appearance on Celebrity Big Brother 4, in which he finished in fifth place. He appeared on further television reality shows, including as a presenter. He was known for his ever-changing (and often androgynous) appearance, which he freely admitted was greatly modified by cosmetic surgery that eventually bankrupted him and caused health problems later in his life.
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