1976-06-18 – Rush

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Max Webster Setlist Civic Auditorium, Oshawa, ON, Canada 1976

Artist: Max Webster
Venue: Civic Auditorium, Oshawa ON
Date: June 18, 1976
Tour: Opening for Rush

Members Of The Band
Kim Mitchel (Guitar and Vocals)
Paul Kersey (Drums)
Mike Tilka (Bass)
Terry Watkinson (Keyboards  and Vocals)

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Comments: Exact setlist unknown


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Rush Setlist Civic Auditorium, Oshawa, ON, Canada 1976, 2112 Tour

Artist: Rush
Venue: Civic Auditorium, Oshawa ON
Date: June 16, 1978
Tour: 2112

Members Of The Band
Geddy Lee (Vocals, Bass)
Alex Lifeson (Guitars)
Neil Peart (Drums and Percussion)

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Comments: And so began a tradition of attending Rush concerts opened by fellow Canucks Max Webster. Sadly, some folks only know of Kim Mitchel as the afternoon drive guy on Q107 with a more than passing knowledge of the music industry. I say sad because if only they had seen him in his heyday Max Webster may not have gone the way of the dinosaur. But I get ahead of myself.

By this point in time I had most definitely made a point of learning all that I could about those three gentlemen I had first seen at Iriquois Park in Whitby the year before. 2112 was their most recent release. This may well have been the moment in time when I realized I was going to grow up a geek. Even though the term “geek” had not yet made it into the general lexicon.

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2 thoughts on “1976-06-18 – Rush

  1. Just stumbled on your website from a photo credit of Rush. Brings back memories. Bond? I learned Dancin on a Saturday at guitar lessons… That Max / Rush show was my first concert and many more good ones at the Civic. Missed grade 8 grad trip to attend. Stood on the floor, front row in front of Geddy Lee. Life changing moment. Still rocking all these years later. Not many understand or get it…Also who were these Max Webster guys with the blockhead on the amp. Paul Kersey was an amazing drummer. Bought the record a couple of weeks later. Did I mention life changing moment. Not many get that either. High Class is probably a desert island choice. Can’t wait to read more of your website. THANKS for taking the time to setup

    1. Welcome Father Music.
      Thank you so much for dropping by the Aattic. Nice to hear from a fellow traveller who cut their teeth watching concerts at the Civic. I saw many a great show there. And, yeah, catching Rush for the very first time at Iroquois Park in Whitby was a revelation for me. I had never heard anything like the music they were making. Still love them and their music to this day. When I saw them at the Civic I, like you, was right by the front of the stage. Geddy and Alex up close and personal like that I was very impressed because they were obviously having such a blast playing together up on that lighted stage.

      And the Max machine. Wow. I, like you, went out and bought High Class that same week of the show from Star Records down town. My best friend growing up and I used to hang out at Star Records with the owner, Mike and shoot the breeze about music for hours on end. Great memories.

      I hope you come back and check out the rest of my concert archive. It is a real labour of love and I am constantly looking to improve and expand it.


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