The son of a German mother, he started off with punk band Nightmares In Wax in the late 70s. Their mission statement was to be 'the worst band in the history of the world'. Needless to say, it didn't last long.
Pete had heard a song by outrageous drag queen Divine on the radio and fell in love with Pete Waterman's tinny beats. He produced Dead Or Alive's You Spin Me Round (Like A Record), which became a UK no.1. And the rest is history.
Pete now resides in London with his partner Michael Simpson. His surgery kinda screwed.
"Oh yeah, Pete Burns used to get off with Morrissey from The Smiths."