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Kim Mitchell

Kim Mitchell (born 1952) began a career as a guitarist in the 1970s and is viewed as being one of the greatest Canadian guitarists. Mitchell was born in Sarnia, Ontario where he made a name for himself in local bands while he was still in his early teens. After evolving through a few name changes with essentially the same band, Mitchell and "Zooom" headed off for Toronto. Zooom eventually dissolved, with Mitchell travelling to the Greek islands.

On his return to Canada, Mitchell met up with Sarnia pal "Pye Dubois" to form Max Webster, touring extensively and building a string of hits. His solo career launched with his departure from Max Webster, with his session work and and a succession of albums quickly earning him star status. Despite the lure of money in the American market, Mitchell has always concentrated his music and his home life in Canada.

In 1987, his Shakin' Like A Human Being won the Juno Award for Album of the Year and in 1990, he was awarded the Juno for Male Vocalist of the Year.

External Links

  • Music summary at Canadian Bands (http://www.canadianbands.com/mitchellpage)
  • Discography at All Music Guide (http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll)

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