Kim Mitchell Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Aashita Dhingra
Feb 07, 2024 By Aashita Dhingra
Originally Published on Jun 16, 2022
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Here, at Kidadl, you will learn some exciting facts about the renowned guitarist Kim Mitchell.
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About Kim Mitchell

Joseph Kim Mitchell, better known as Kim Mitchell, was born in Sarnia, Ontario, on July 10, 1952.

Mitchell is a renowned musician, best known for singles like 'Patio Lanterns', 'Rockland Wonderland', 'Rock And Roll Duty', 'Expedition Sailor', and 'Go For Soda'. Before starting his solo career, Kim Mitchell was the guitarist and lead singer for a famous Canadian band called Max Webster.

In 1973, Kim Mitchell formed Max Webster and commenced his professional career as a musician. Within a decade, he left the band and started recording solo albums. Over the years, he has produced singles like 'Go For Soda' (which was ranked in the 86th place on the US Billboard and 12th place on the US Rock list), 'Patio Lantern' (which ranked first on the Canadian chart and 36th on the US Rock), and 'Lemon Wedge' (which ranked first on the Canadian chart).

Kim Mitchell completed his school education at St. Clair Secondary School. In the '70s, he briefly performed for a local band called Zooom. However, soon he left the band and moved to the Greek Islands.

Let's explore the biography of this famous musician and learn more about his net worth, marital status, and best albums.

Kim Mitchell Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Kim Mitchell's net worth?

As of 2022, this famous Canadian musician has an estimated net worth of $500,000.

How much does Kim Mitchell earn per year?

Kim Mitchell earns about $100,000 per year. Most of this money comes from the sales of his records and live concerts.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Kim Mitchell?

Kim Mitchell stands at the height of 5 ft 8 in (173 cm).

How old is Kim Mitchell?

The famous Canadian guitarist was born on July 10, 1952. So, as of 2022, Kim Mitchell is 70 years old.

Childhood And Education

Joseph Kim Mitchell was born in Sarnia, Ontario, in 1952. His parents' identities remain a secret to date. He grew up in Sarnia and went to St. Clair Secondary School. Kim Mitchell developed an interest in music at an early age and started playing during his school years. He even started performing for local bands in the '70s. Later, he joined Zooom and moved to Toronto with the band.

In Toronto, Mitchell took guitar lessons from Tony Bradan. Subsequently, he moved to the Greek Islands for a brief period and formed Max Webster upon his return to Canada in 1973.

Mitchell worked with the band for about nine years as its lead singer and guitarist and then left it to begin his solo career in 1982. Kim Mitchell has also worked at the FM radio station Q107 (CILQ-FM) as a host from April 2004-August 2015.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Kim Mitchell dating?

The famous Canadian musician is the father of two children, Jesse Mitchell and Josh Mitchell. Jesse Mitchell works as a road manager and drum tech for his father. The identity of Jesse and Josh Mitchell's mother has not been disclosed as of June 2022.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

During his tenure at Max Webster, Kim Mitchell recorded six albums with the band. These are 'Max Webster' (1976), which held the 32nd position on the Canadian chart, 'High Class In Borrowed Shoes' (1977), which ranked at the 44th position on the Canadian chart, 'Mutiny Up My Sleeve' (1978) which held the 53rd position on the Canadian chart, 'A Million Vacations' (1979) which held the 13th position on the Canadian chart with Platinum certification, 'Universal Juveniles' (1980) which held the 41st position on the Canadian chart, and 'Diamonds Diamonds' (1981) which held the 47th position on the Canadian chart.

The best solo albums of Kim Mitchell include 'Akimbo Alogo'. The album was an international hit and had the hit single 'Go For Soda', Mitchell's only charted song on the US Billboard. Other notable albums include 'Shakin' Like a Human Being', which consists of hits like 'Patio Lanterns' and 'Easy To Tame', 'Rockland', which includes songs like 'Rockland Wonderland' and Expedition Sailor', and 'Aural Fixations' which ranked in the 17th place on the Canadian chart with Gold certification.

Besides being a solo artist, Kim Mitchell has also worked with other musicians. In 2006, he worked with the band Barenaked Ladies and provided a guitar solo for one of its songs called 'Wind It Up'. Mitchell also worked on television. In 1992, he made a cameo appearance on the season finale of 'The Kids In The hall' (season three).

Charity Work

Kim Mitchell is well-known around the world for his charitable works. One such example is the 1995 Kumbaya Festival. Mitchell participated in the event to raise money for AIDS research.

What awards has Kim Mitchell won?

Throughout his long, flourishing career, Kim Mitchell has won several awards. The most prestigious ones are the three Juno Awards he received in 1983, 1987, and 1990.

Other Interesting Kim Mitchell Facts And Trivia

  • In addition to being a famous musician, Kim Mitchell is also a great radio host. Mitchell entered the radio industry in 2004 and worked at CILQ-FM, a rock radio station, as a host till 2015.

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Kim Mitchell Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

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Joseph Kim Mitchell

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St. Clair Secondary School

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