Written by Rick KeeneSeptember 12, 2012September 12, 2012 April Wine – Through the Years in Photos Ritchie Henman's Drum Kit Arriving in Montreal Myles Goodwyn - Backstage Montreal Forum circa 1971 David, Ritchie and Jim Henman Jim Henman Ritchie and David Henman Ritchie and David Henman Brian Greenway Greenway, Frank Marino and Ritchie Jerry Mercer and Mrs. Donald K Donald Myles, David, Jim and Ritchie Ritchie Henman and Juno Jerry Mercer's Retirement / Birthday April Wine - Present Photos courtesy of Jim, Ritchie and David Henman. 45.466599 -73.823811 Share this:TweetEmailShare on TumblrPrintLike this:Like Loading... One thought on “April Wine – Through the Years in Photos” I first saw and met Ritchie and Dave Henman when their trio (w/George Mack on bass) Prism (no relation to the late 70s band) played Oromocto High School. They did Hendrix’s ‘1983, A Merman I Will Be’ and James Brown, with Dave playing a Les Paul Junior and leaping in the air while the strobe light flashed. Great stuff! Dave came to my house the next day and was interested in the ‘talent wanted’ ads Paul McCartney was running for Apple Records in copies of the New Musical Express I had (he wrote down the contact info). I saw the band the following night at the YM/YWCA in nearby Fredericton. Then I moved to the UK for five years. Upon returning I joined top local Fredericton band Redeye. David’s band The Dudes played one of our regular venues (the Rolling Keg) and Ritchie’s band (don’t recall the name but he shared drumming with another lad) played the Riverview Arms. I later reconnected with David when he was editor of Canadian Musician magazine and I was marketing manager for Sabian cymbals (Myles Goodwyn came from nearby Woodstock, NB). It was during my time with Sabian that I also got to know Jerry Mercer, as he was an endorser (though I remembered him from his days with Triangle and Mashmakhan). What I always admired about these lads was their commitment. Dave Henman was alway rock ‘n’ roll, and I assume he still is. Good for him. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.