April 19, 2022
Jerry Doucette, a Vancouver-based guitarist and songwriter best known for his Billboard Top 100 song from 1977 titled Mama Let Him Play, has died.
Doucette passed away Monday at the Irene Thomas Hospice in Delta following a battle with cancer. He was 70.
Born in Montreal, Doucette grew up in Hamilton, Ont., before moving to Vancouver in 1972. A guitar player since the age of six, Doucette played in several local bands, including The Seeds of Time and The Rocket Norton Band, before signing on as a solo act with the Vancouver-based independent record label Mushroom Records.
His band, Doucette, won the 1979 Juno for Most Promising Group of the Year.
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