Buzz Shearman: Age 33 | Cause Of Death: MOTORCYCLE


(Died: June 16, 1983)

Buzz Shearman retired to a life in Scarborough, Ontario with a wife (Valerie), a young son (Jesse) and a job at a large building materials store where his co-workers included Brian Maxim. (One hopes that they were kept away from paints, which both had the ability to peel from considerable distances!) Unhappily, this quiet life was not to last, asĀ Buzz was killed in a tragic motorcycle accident. Everybody got together to put out a benefit Moxy retrospective package, with proceeds earmarked for Val and Jesse. The back cover of that most worthy package featured a nice testimonial from San Antonio disc jockey, Joe Anthony (KESI), who wrote that Buzz “had that special quality in his voice that carried a smile and a lift. He penetrated himself into the listeners and was very forceful with them. He gave a definite impression to the music. His passing was untimely, but he gave us so much in such a short span. His music is his legacy.” ~Notes by Bill Munson with special thanks to Cam Atkinson, a true-blue Moxy fan.

Buddy Caine, Buzz Sherman, Bill Wade, Earl Johnson and Terry Juric founded Moxy in the mid-’70s. The hard rock band released two albums in both 1976 and 1977 (Moxy, Moxy II, Take It or Leave It and Ridin’ High). After Buzz Sherman died in a motorcycle accident, the band recorded A Tribute to Buzz Sherman in 1984. ~ by John Bush