Yesterday's Tears
Chilliwack, British Columbia
1971 - 1973


Dave Doncaster ~ Bass
Tom Doncaster ~ Drums
Rick Hicks ~ Guitar, Vocals
Ben Morthhorst ~ Lead Guitar, Vocals

I was in a gigging band from 71-73 based out of Chilliwack, BC.  We were doing gigs in and around Chilliwack and Abbotsford and then  a year and a half in the Okanagan valley. The name was: “Yesterday's Tears”.

The members were: Tom Doncaster on Drums, Dave Doncaster on bass, Rick Hicks on rhythm and vocals and me Ben Morthorst on lead guitar and vocals. We were one of those bands that played 6 nights per week, made enough money to live on it. I even had a brand new car during that time.

I left the band to go university, then the band folded.  I have not had any contact with the band members since, except for a brief visit with Tom on a BC Ferry one day around 1990.

I am in Winnipeg now still playing the circuit, but on bass now and having a blast, while running a medium sized food processing plant.

Ben Morthorst, April 2009

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Last Update:  13 April 2009
Credits: Ben Morthorst
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