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Nash the Slash RIP

Another sad passing in the world of music. Word has reached us of the passing of our favorite bandage-wrapped musician and composer. Canadian original Jeff Plewman, best known as Nash the Slash, has died at the age of 66.

by Jon Davis, Published 2014-05-14

From the CBC:

Nash the Slash was a mainstay in Toronto live music clubs throughout the 1970s and 1980s. He was known internationally after a world tour with Gary Numan and Iggy Pop and had opened up for the Who. Before performing as Nash the Slash, Plewman played in the prog-rock band FM in the 1970s.
Two of his longtime friends and colleagues confirmed Plewman's passing to CBC, though details are sparse.
Nash the Slash appeared on stage in a black tuxedo, top hat, dark sunglasses and wrapped in bandages. It would become his signature look. His bandaged appearance from 1979 onward prompted many questions about his mysterious identity.
More recently, he played at Toronto's Pride Festival and toured up until 2012. In 1997 Cut-Throat released a CD compilation of Nash the Slash’s first two recordings entitled Blind Windows. In 1999 he released Thrash. In April 2001, Nash released his score to the silent film classic Nosferatu.
Plewman retired in 2012, bemoaning file-sharing online and encouraging artists to be more independent. "It's time to roll up the bandages," he wrote.

Filed under: Obituaries

Related artist(s): FM, Nash the Slash (Jeff Plewman)

More info
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/nash-the-slash-a-k-a-jeff-plewman-dead-at-66-1.26

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