Sarnia’s Mitchell to be part of Canada’s Walk of Fame


Sarnia rocker Kim Mitchell is being inducted into the Canadian Walk of Fame.

Mitchell’s band Max Webster was formed in Toronto in 1972.

The band released seven albums from 1976-1981 — six went Gold and one went Platinumin Canada.

Max Webster’s string of Canadian hits included Hangover, High Class in Borrowed Shoes, Diamonds, Diamonds, Let Go The Line, A Million Vacations and Paradise Skies.

In the mid-1970s to the early ‘80s, the band played 250 dates a year and opened for rock music heavyweights such as Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Blondie, The Cars, Cheap Trick, Peter Gabriel, Genesis, The Guess Who, Kansas, Ted Nugent, Rainbow, Rush, REO Speedwagon and Styx.

Mitchell and Max Webster bandmates will be inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame Dec. 2 along with Canadian groups April Wine, Chilliwack, Glass Tiger, Lee Aaron, Lighthouse, Loverboy, Michel Pagliaro, Platinum Blonde, PRISM, Rough Trade, The Parachute Club and Trooper.