Back on August 7, Teenage Head guitarist Gord Lewis was found dead in his Hamilton apartment. His 41-year-old son, Jonathan, has been charged with his murder. It was a tragic end to a music career that went all the way back to 1975.
Family and fans looking to celebrate Gord’s life have organized an event at FirstOntario Concert Hall (the old Hamilton Place) on November 5. Without any marketing or advertisting, 600 tickets were sold in just four days. There’s room for another 400 on the floor and there’s every expectation that those tickets will go, too. Once they do, the balconies can be opened.
The event, which is being put together by TH bassist Steve Mahon and Hamilton music empresario Lou Molinaro, will feature a long list of Gord’s friends:
- Andy Curran (Coney Hatch, Envy of None)
- Tim Gibbons (The Shakers)
- John Kastner and Scott McCullough (Doughboys)
- Mike Trebilcock (The Killjoys)
- Luke Bentham (The Dirty Nil)
- Sam Squid
- Chris Houston (ex-Forgotten Rebels)
The price? A very reasonable $10. If you’re interested, tickets can be purchased here. Proceeds will go to Good Shepherd, a charity picked by Gord’s family.
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