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Burke Shelley

Burke Shelley

Real/full name:
John Burke Shelley
73 (born Apr 10th, 1947)
Place of origin:
United Kingdom (Tiger Bay, Cardiff, Wales)


Some sources place his birth year at 1950.


In November of 2010, Burke Shelley was diagnosed as having aortic aneurysm, causing him to be unable to play bass and sing at the same time. He has undergone emergency surgery, forcing the band to cancel its previously announced European tour. Since then, he has apparently played gigs with various bands as a bass player and occasional backing vocalist.


Vocals, Bass (1970-present)

1971 Crash Course in Brain Surgery (Single) Vocals, Bass
1971 Budgie Vocals, Bass, Mellotron
1972 Whiskey River (Single) Vocals, Bass
1972 Squawk Vocals, Bass, mellotron, piano
1973 Never Turn Your Back on a Friend Bass, Vocals
1974 Zoom Club (Single) Vocals, Bass
1974 In for the Kill! Vocals, Bass
1975 I Ain't No Mountain (Single) Vocals, Bass
1975 Best of Budgie (Compilation) Vocals, Bass
1975 Bandolier Vocals, Bass
1976 If I Were Brittania I'd Waive the Rules Vocals, Bass
1978 Smile Boy Smile (Single) Vocals, Bass
1978 Impeckable Vocals, Bass
1980 Crime Against the World (Single) Vocals, Bass
1980 If Swallowed, Do Not Induce Vomiting (EP) Vocals, Bass
1980 Power Supply Vocals, Bass
1981 I Turned to Stone (Single) Vocals, Bass
1981 Keeping a Rendezvous (Single) Vocals, Bass
1981 Nightflight Vocals, Bass
1982 Bored with Russia (Single) Vocals, Bass
1982 Deliver Us from Evil Vocals, Bass
1998 We Came, We Saw... (Live album) Vocals, Bass
1998 Heavier than Air (Rarest Eggs) (Live album) Vocals, Bass
2002 Life in San Antonio (Live album) Vocals, Bass
2005 Radio Sessions 1974 & 1978 (Live album) Vocals, Bass
2006 The BBC Recordings (Live album) Vocals, Bass
2006 You're All Living in Cuckooland Vocals, Bass
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1990 Tredegar Bass (track 9)
1990 Tredegar Bass (track 9)
1994 (Re-Mix) + (Re-Birth) (Compilation) Bass (track 9)


1974 Zoom Club (Single) Lyrics
2002 Life in San Antonio (Live album) Producer
2004 Budgie Mixing (tracks 11-12), Producer (tracks 11-12)
2006 You're All Living in Cuckooland Producer, Mixing
Added by: rohirricaethelwigend Modified by: Andromeda Swarm
Added on: 2011-04-13 17:11:16 Last modified on: 2020-06-15 09:40:41
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