GoFundMe For Slow Drummer, Wife Who Had All Possessions Stolen
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A GoFundMe page has been created to help Terry Russell of the Vancouver rock band Slow and his wife, photographer Debbie Russell recover after having all their possessions stolen while moving.
UPDATE Jan. 7: U-Haul found with many items still inside.
The Russells were moving back to Vancouver from Los Angeles where they had spent the last year as Terry worked on a new musical project. All of their possessions were packed in a U-Haul truck which was stolen from a Travelodge parking lot in Richmond, B.C. early Jan. 4. The U-Haul was recovered by police completely empty.
Items they've lost include two drum sets, all of Debbie's cameras and gear, a cabinet hand-painted by Randy Bachman, various pieces of furniture, numerous household items and their home computer. The couple estimates their losses are around $40,000 they've been informed their insurance doesn't cover these losses.
The GoFundMe page was set up on Jan. 5 by Arlene Quesnelle with the note, "It is everything they own.....please give to help them out, they are such good people." The fundraiser goal is $25,000 and as of Jan. 6 it had already raised $9,125.
Slow were considered one of the most dangerous and polarizing rock 'n' roll bands to emerge from Vancouver in the 1980s. Their infamous concert at Expo 86 featured the band members throwing things into the audience and getting naked, causing organizers to cut power to the stage and cancel a subsequent portion of music scheduled for the world fair. The band reunited in 2017 for a series of concerts.
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