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Pete Burns

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Know for being the lead singer of Dead Or Alive and Morrissey's friend.

He sang a live duet with Morrissey on Barbarism Begins At Home at The Royal Albert Hall (April 6, 1985).

He appeared in a Smash Hits photo session with Morrissey, which can be seen in the Smash Hits Media Gallery (1985).

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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.

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Peter Jozzeppi Burns (5 August 1959 – 23 October 2016) was an English singer, songwriter and television personality. In 1979, he founded the band Nightmares in Wax; in 1980 changes were made to the band's line-up and the name was changed to Dead or Alive. Burns was the band's lead vocalist and principal songwriter. The band rose to mainstream success with their 1984 single "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)". Burns rose to 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.