Rush is a Band

A blog devoted to the band RUSH:
Neil Peart, Geddy Lee & Alex Lifeson

Fri, Aug 18, 2017

Happy 64th birthday to Geddy Lee!

Sat, Jul 29, 2017@8:26AM | comments

Neil and GeddyOn this day back in 1953, our favorite singer/bassist - Gary Lee Weinrib (aka Geddy Lee) - was born in Willowdale, Toronto. That makes Geddy 64 years young today! Not only is today Geddy's birthday, but it also marks the 43rd anniversary of one of the most important events in Rush history; 43 years ago on July 29th, 1974, Neil Peart joined Rush, replacing original drummer John Rutsey. He's been the new guy in the band ever since. The day after Neil joined the band Rush bought equipment for their first tour at Long and McQuade Music in Toronto, including Geddy's black Rickenbacker, Alex's Gibson Les Paul Deluxe and Neil's Slingerland kit (aka Chromey)... and the rest - as they say - is history. Happy birthday Geddy! And happy 43rd anniversary to the new guy!

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