St. Clair College Ampitheatre
Summer's Up, Toronto Tontos, Howdy Doody Boogie
Max Webster's first big outdoor festival gig was for about 10,000 (some report between 15,000 and 25,000) people, opening for The Guess Who (the Burton Cummings, Garry Peterson, Domenic Troiano, Bill Wallace lineup). DJ Wolfman Jack introduced the bands to the stage.
Paul Kersey says this was the biggest show in his era with the band.
Kim Mitchell and Mike Tilka's parents saw them for the first time, and were generally aghast at their stage outfits, particularly Kim's.
Prior to the show, the band got a tip from the promoter that Rosalie Tremblay (influential music director of CKLW, one of the biggest radio stations in North America at the time) would be there, and that she likely wouldn't be a fan of them. But she did like Bachman Turner Overdrive, so they wrote Hot Spots in hopes of impressing her. She didn't actually turn up.
Hot Spots ultimately ended up on the 1981 compilation album Diamonds Diamonds.
The Guess Who
Kim Mitchell - Vocals/Guitar
Mike Tilka - Bass
Paul Kersey - Drums
Terry Watkinson - Keyboards