Kim Mitchell inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame

Kim Mitchell Photo courtesy, Alert Music

Journal Staff

Kim Mitchell has been inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.

The Sarnia-born rock star was honoured for a catalogue of songs penned over five decades with the band Max Webster and as a JUNO-winning artist known for hits such as “Patio Lanterns” and “Go for Soda.”

Mitchell, 69, a St. Clair Secondary School grad, has received three JUNO Awards, including for Male Artist of the Year in 1990. He later became one of the most listened-to DJs in Canada as an afternoon announcer on Q107 in Toronto. He released his 15th studio recording, The Big Fantasize, in November 2020.

Though announced earlier, his induction was delayed by the pandemic until July 21.