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!


Buddy Knox






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 life in Guernsey Cove.