UPDATE: Years after the discovery of the photos pictured here, the actual video taped recording of this concert was found during the making of Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage:
"In the basement of Anthem, Rush's Toronto management company, there sat an old video tape in an obscure mid-1970s format. It was apparently labelled 'Pinkpop,' referring to a Dutch music festival, but no one was sure. But that one old video tape was so outmoded - using an early cassette standard called EIAJ-II - that it had to be sent to Los Angeles to be transferred to digital video. What came back was the Holy Grail of Rushdom. It wasn't from a performance at Pinkpop. It showed the band, still in its Led Zeppelin phase and with original drummer John Rutsey, playing in front of an audience of high-school kids at Laura Secord Secondary in St. Catharines, Ont. The band is rockin', if generically so, and barely older than the kids clapping along." - TheGlobeAndMail.com, April 15, 2010.
"...Sometime in late 1973 or early 1974, Rushstill with John Rutseyplayed a concert at Laura Secord Secondary School in St. Catharines, Ontario. Until now, this concert was one of those which were entirely unknown; there is no mention of this show on existing Rush set lists. Photographer John Gulbus took photographs of this concert from overhead at the back of the intimate auditorium. The photosalong with all other records of this showwere lost for years. 'These pictures were discovered by a former band mate of mine while we were in high school,' Rush fan Darren Platakis told The Camera Eye. 'He was cleaning out the audio/visual room when he stumbled upon them. We couldn't believe our eyes. Our favourite band played at our high school, and besides that we played on the same stage! It was truly unbelievable.'" - The Camera Eye Fanzine, photos by John Gulbus, provided by Greg Ceci/Darren Platakis