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Canadian Artist Doug Edwards Remembered

Noted Canadian musician Doug Edwards passed away in early November. Edwards, a 50-year member of Local 145 (Vancouver, BC), began his career touring with The 5th Dimension shortly after finishing high school, appearing on The Ed Sullivan Show and opening for Frank Sinatra. He may be best known as a member of the band Skylark, and co-writer of the band’s song “Wildflower” (1970), which was a gold record in Canada and made it to number nine on the US Billboard chart. Over the years, it has been covered by more than 75 artists.

Edwards was a session musician for six decades and performed or recorded with numerous well-known artists. For the past two decades he performed with the rock band Chilliwack.