ABOVE: Rick playing with the R&B Allstars
I joined the Vancouver Junior band in 1962 and aside from Gordon Olson my teachers were Bill Good & Don Adams. Mr. Olson instilled the strictness it takes to become a musician and was always supportive not to mention his constructive criticism. There were times where I felt like giving up and quitting in the early years but stuck with it thanks to Mr. Olson.
My fond memories are, PNE Parades, Seattle Seafarer Parade, 1966 Pasadena Rose Bowl Parade, Chicago/Detroit 1968 the Detroit Riots very scary, and of course the 1969 Edinburgh Tattoo and travelling throughout Europe. I made many friends and will cherish them forever. I never gave up drums I continued on playing with several bands including today’s Rhythm & Blues Allstars where we have shared the stage with the likes of James Brown, War and Long John Baldry. Cheers!