A couple of weeks ago Kim Mitchell resigned his position at Q107 after a pretty good run and, in his on air tribute to Kim, John Derringer stated, among other things, that Max Webster changed John’s life and I think the same is true of a great many Canadians…one of the most unique bands ever and always exciting to watch perform. Kim still performs live and occasionally, because he knows it works, gathers together the old gang and becomes Max again…they’re making a lot more money per show than they ever did when they were together so why not?
Greg Simpson firmly believes his career in the music industry officially began on March 14, 1965 when a band gave him ten dollars as commission for helping them find a gig. He hasn’t looked back since then and looks forward to celebrating his fiftieth in 2015 with an enormous party paid for by the hundreds of dollars he’s made since then. His career has covered all aspects from radio for many years, and including working for record labels, artists and, since 1992, Canadian Music Week where he programs the radio stream and manages all conference streams and events in real time annually. He also attends half a dozen conferences a year doing research for CMW and is generally accepted as a knowledgeable cat with a few stories to tell. At the root of it all, though, is his undying love for music and musicians.
Greg Simpson is the author of ‘Today’s Almost Forgotten Track’ (TAFT)