Doug Bennett (musician)
|Birth name||Douglas Craig Bennett|
October 31, 1951|
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Died||October 16, 2004
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
|Occupation(s)||musician, singer, songwriter|
|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.
- "Lead singer for Doug and the Slugs dies". CBC News. October 18, 2004. Retrieved 2009-02-20.
- Varty, Alexander (October 21, 2004). The Georgia Straight http://www.straight.com/article/wacky-bennett-created-beauty. Retrieved 2009-02-20. Missing or empty
- "Bennett Memorial". Doug and the Slugs official website. October 25, 2004. Archived from the original on November 9, 2004. (memorial service program)
- Pique News article Doug and the Slugs Front Man Dead at 52
- DougAndTheSlugs.ca Official Doug And The Slugs website
- CanadianBands.com entry for Doug And The Slugs
- Doug and the Slugs at The Canadian Encyclopedia
- Doug Bennett at Jam!/The Canadian Pop Encyclopedia
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