Ottawa, ON


Max Webster's first gig with Terry Watkinson as keyboardist was a high school in Ottawa, about a year and a half into their existence. Kim was sick to the point of being unable to stand during soundcheck, and the gig was aborted after two songs. It took him about a month to recover.

In 2015 Terry recalled being invited to see Max Webster as a trio [in early 1974], and being impressed with Kim and instantly joining the band. He says the only original song they had at the time was an instrumental version of Overnight Sensation (which was later recorded during the debut album sessions in 1976, and eventually released in 1981 on the 'Diamonds Diamonds' compilation album).

The Mitchell/Watkinson/Tilka/Kersey lineup of the band would be its longest-lasting one.


Kim Mitchell - Vocals/Guitar
Mike Tilka - Bass
Paul Kersey - Drums
Terry Watkinson - Keyboards