Wednesday, October 20, 2004

INDIEOBIT: The death has been announced of Doug Bennett, lead singer of Canadian indie legends Doug and the Slugs.

Born in Toronto, Bennett moved to Vancouver in 1973 and formed the Slugs at the height of punk in 1977, choosing to buck the trend by settling on "light hearted R&B" - kind of like a Canadian Darts. Although largely unknown outside of Canada, at home they had a string of hits during the 1980s. Bennett also briefly tried a spell as solo artist on the album Animato.

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