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Died On This Date (June 16, 1983) Buzz Shearman / Moxy

Posted by themusicsover on June 16, 2010

Douglas “Buzz” Shearman
March 8, 1951 – June 16, 1983

Buzz Shearman at left

Buzz Shearman was the lead singer of popular Canadian hard rock band, Moxy.  Forming in 1974, the band released their self-titled debut the following year.  It became a quick hit thanks in part to guest guitar play by Tommy Bolin and the strength of its first single, “Can’t You See I’m A Star.”  The new-found airplay helped the band land more and more tour dates throughout Canada as well as the US, where they shared the stage with AC/DC, and eventually Black Sabbath, Styx, Rainbow, the Runaways, and Boston.  In 1977, Shearman left the band due, in part, to trouble he was having with his vocal chords.  He was replased by Mike Reno, who would later front Loverboy.   Shearman returned to Moxy in 1979, and when Bon Scott of AC/DC died in 1980, he was strongly considered for the job that ultimately went to Brian Johnson.  On June 16, 1983, Buzz Shearman was killed in a motorcycle accident.

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5 Responses to “Died On This Date (June 16, 1983) Buzz Shearman / Moxy”

  1. I am sending an email to fill I an unknown answer…Buzz (Douglas) Shearman of the rock band Moxy was born march 8th 1951 he will always be sorrally missed ….what a great performer ..I was married to Buzz.

    • Jim Dodson said

      Im sorry did not know this. He was a great singer with a great band that I grew up with. He is play with a fantastic band now! Will be forever missed.

  2. im biggest moxy reunion 2000…. i dont know your husband pass way in motorcycle accident in 1983. if he still alive now with moxy it will be bigger and more albums………… u guys had a son,

  3. I don’t know moxy when I heared in radio when I was 19 years old in 1992, I never know band moxy still alive until reunion 2000, earl Johnson told it took a long time be back and sorry not finding a new singer when buzz passaway in 1983, I need to know what happen why it took a long time,regroup not founding a new singers, your husband was great singer in 1975-1983,what happen former bass player terry juica he still alive, does he had a playing… long live moxy, if buzz still alive now moxy will be biggest band and more albums

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