The Pacers - Image courtesy of Ed Nadorozny
Prince George, British Columbia
1963 ~ 1967


Gary Danroth ~ Bass
Pat Griffiths ~ Guitar
Brian Hilton ~ Drums
Pat Labec ~ Guitar
Carl Sande ~ Guitar, Organ
David Wiffin ~ Vocals

Sven Johansen ~ Manager

In Memory of

Pat Griffiths

  I moved to Vancouver in 1967 and played with a number of different groups before moving to Toronto in 1970.   I was with the Ronnie Hawkins band for two years in Toronto.

In 1972 I moved to L.A. to play with David Foster and the band 'Skylark'. We had a big hit in 1973 with the song 'Wildflower' which can still be heard occasionally.  Although we recorded two albums, we never had another hit, and the band broke up after a year of touring the States with many big name acts of the time.

David Foster went on to international fame as a producer.  Me?... well, I quit the biz in 1974 and got a day job.  After 25 years with Delta Airlines I am now semi-retired with my kids all grown up and I spend many an evening listening to old recordings and looking at my scrap books.

Like anyone's first love, I remember the relatively innocent days of the Pacers with great affection. Thank you so much for honouring our memory.

Brian Hilton, October 2003

The Pacers won the CFUN Battle of the Bands in the early 60s at the PNE in Vancouver.  I remember them doing a killer version of Walking The Dog, beating out bands like Howie Vickers and the Bossmen and the Poppy Family.

 Don Morberg, July 2013

Image courtesy of Ed Nadorozny

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Last Update:  17 July 2013
Credits:   Ed Nadorozny, Brian Hilton, Don Morberg

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