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 Robin “Handsome Ned” Masyk

Robin “Handsome Ned” Masyk

Birth
Zweibrucken, Stadtkreis Zweibrücken, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Death 10 Jan 1987 (aged 29)
Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Burial Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Plot Plot A, Lot 23
Memorial ID 10428 · View Source
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Musician. Born in West Germany, he was a rockabilly singer-guitarist dubbed, Handsome Ned. In Canada, during the 1970s, he entrenched himself as an eclectic alternative artist with a country western music slant that incorporates both reggae and rockabilly. He was in dozens of projects including fronting the band The Sidewinders and playing guitar with the Hayseed Hellions, The Valours, The Running Kind, as well as performing with Toronto reggae legend Mohjah. In the 1980s, he performed at festivals, had his own Toronto radio program "The Honky Tonk Hardwood Floor Show", was the subject of a TV documentary called 'The Ballad Of Handsome Ned' in 1985 and appeared in a Molson Beer commercial in 1986. He died in Toronto, Canada.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 9 Jul 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10428
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robin “Handsome Ned” Masyk (4 Jun 1957–10 Jan 1987), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10428, citing Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada ; Maintained by Find A Grave .