Drums, some vocals. (RIP)
The Eschelons 1958-1966, Familiar Feelings 1966-1987, Gold Rush 1987-1991, Spellbound 1994-1995, Chance Encounter 1996-2001, The Eschelons 2005-Present
From a Facebook Post on Oct. 21, 2013 Dick Beatty wrote:
My 1st band was The Eschelons 1958, we were together 8 years, made 3 records in 61, 62 broke up for 44 years got back together, in 2005 made a CD, got inducted into Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Hall of Fame, stayed together 8 more years broke up 7-6-13, got with Dan Hanks, Greg Baronowski, Jim Mathews, John Hoekstra in Familiar Feelings 1966, which Greg and I kept together for 21 years, In 1986 I joined Tom Carney, Tom Bell, Doug Battenfield, Rich James ran sound, Eugene Boyd played Sax for awhile, in GOLD RUSH BAND. And then Tom Bell, Greg Baronowski, John Hoekstra, Doug Battenfield, Victoria Pepper, were a band called Spellbound, only lasted 1 year and then a Band called Chance Encounter, I will just give you the 1st line up. Charlie Fischer, Dan Radamacher, Dale Feutz, John Hoekstra, Don Boyd, Kurt Ograginski, not sure on the spelling on Kurts last name sorry, My last big show with them we opened for Lynyrd Skynyrd in 2001 and I retired a month later at a gig at the Holiday Bar April 19 2001, ran sound for them for almost 4 years and then put The Eschelons back together, Chance Encounter went on till 2011 or 2012. I do miss playing, but.