Max Webster

Max Webster was a Canadian hard-rock/art-rock band that released five albums and a live disc on Anthem between 1976 and 1980.

Members: Kim Mitchell (guitar, vocals), Terry Watkinson (keyboards, vocals, 1973-79, 1990-?), Mike Tilka (bass, 1973-77, 1990-?), Paul Kersey (drums, 1973-77), Gary McCracken (drums, 1977-?), David Myles (bass), David Stone (keyboards, 1979-81)


Max Webster was formed in Sarnia, Ontario, in 1973 by guitarist/singer Kim Mitchell. He’d spent the preceding seven years in a series of short-lived acts (The Quotations, Big Al’s Band, ZOOOM), including one, the Grass Company, that issued the 1968 psych-rock single “Once a Days” (b/w “Once a Child”) on Michigan-based regional press Sound Inc.

For Max Webster, Mitchell enlisted keyboardist Terry Watkinson, bassist Mike Tilka, and drummer Paul Kersey. Watkinson had played in the late-’50s rockabilly combo Sonny Brite & the Sequins and the ’60s garage band Dee & the Yeomen. Kersey hailed from The Bluesmen Revue, which issued the 1968 Columbia single “Spin the Bottle (of Love)” (b/w “Dorian’s Dance”).


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