Continued playing with "Patch" at clubs in Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan through 1973 and into 1974.
L to R - Doug Anderson (guitar, vocals), Rick Dubord (keys, vocals), Rick Francis (lead vocals), Ken Brenzan (drums), Gordon Belsher (bass, vocals)
Visited Prince Edward Island for the first time in 1974. I was on the Island about 15 minutes when I said to Charlene "someday, I want to have a Prince Edward Island licence plate on my van!"
Joined the tour band for Buddy "Party Doll" Knox in October of 1974. Started in Moosomin, Saskatchewan & toured across Canada through to April 1975. Learned a lot about professionalism from Buddy. What a great guy!
Back to "Patch" 1975-1978
Very popular dance band in Edmonton
Gordon Belsher - bass & vocals
Rol Hardie - drums
Rick Francis - lead vocals
Rick Dubord - keys & vocals
Doug Anderson - guitar & vocals
Moved to Prince Edward Island in August 1978 to start a new lifetime in Guernsey Cove.