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Cosner, Rick

Alternate drummer for the reunited Royal Guardsmen .  He and fellow Guardsman Pat Waddell had a band around the same time as the first incarnation of The Royal Guardsmen , between 1966 and 1969, called People’s Will, based in Ocala, Florida.  Influenced by The Beatles , Creedence Clearwater Revival, and Eric Burdon & The Animals, People’s Will was a cover band which on a typical night performed “House of the Rising Sun”, “I Saw Her Standing There”, and “Proud Mary”.  Dressed to the nines in Nehru jackets, they were a hit on the Florida college circuit.  Although they never broke out like their contemporaries, The Royal Guardsmen , Cosner and Waddell got a chance to join that band around 2005 for a reunion tour.  Rick co-owns a music business along with former People’s Will bassist Skip Wincek.

Here are the Royal Guardsmen performing live in 2010…