Doug Bennett (musician)

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Doug Bennett
Birth name Douglas Craig Bennett
Born (1951-10-31)October 31, 1951
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died October 16, 2004(2004-10-16) (aged 52)
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Genres Rock
Occupation(s) musician, singer, songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1977–2004
Associated acts Doug and the Slugs

Douglas Craig "Doug" Bennett (October 31, 1951 – October 16, 2004) was the lead singer of Canadian rock band Doug and the Slugs. He also produced and directed music videos for artists such as Headpins, Trooper, Zappacosta, and Images in Vogue as well as for the Slugs themselves.

Born in Toronto, Bennett moved to Vancouver in 1973. In 1977, he formed Doug and the Slugs and the band toured extensively through North America in the 1980s. Bennett wrote or co-wrote such songs as "Too Bad," "Day By Day," "Making It Work", and "Tomcat Prowl."

Besides works with Doug and the Slugs, Bennett released a solo album, Animato, in 1986.

Bennett died in Calgary on October 16, 2004, after a lengthy illness,[1] a week after falling into a coma.[2] He is survived by his wife Nancy and three daughters Della, Shea, and Devon.


  1. ^ "Lead singer for Doug and the Slugs dies". CBC News. October 18, 2004. Retrieved 2009-02-20. 
  2. ^ Varty, Alexander (October 21, 2004). The Georgia Straight Retrieved 2009-02-20.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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