I heard this on the way to work and just felt sad. I guess it's a fact of life as we get older that more and more of our personal experiences are the ones on the obituary list...just kind of depressing.
Doug and the Slugs were the first concert I ever went to, February 14, 1984. They were incredible.
Calgary ? Doug Bennett, the lead singer of the prolific Canadian indie band, Doug and the Slugs, died over the weekend at the age of 53.
He was admitted to hospital in Calgary on Oct. 9, suffering acute symptoms from what his former band member, Simon Kendall, called a long-standing illness in a statement released Sunday.
He lost consciousness soon after his arrival and died on Saturday.
Bennett was born in Toronto and moved to Vancouver in 1973. He formed Doug and the Slugs four years later.
The band released four gold albums and performed from New York to the far north as one of the premier Canadian touring acts in the 1980s.
A prolific songwriter, Bennett wrote a number of hits for the band including; Too Bad, Day By Day, Making It Work, Tomcat Prowl, among others.