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Mon, Jul 15, 2024

Happy 70th birthday to Geddy Lee!

Sat, Jul 29, 2023@10:55AM | comments

UPDATE - 8/2@4:00PM: Here's a photo of Ged at the Blue Jays game on his birthday:

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UPDATE - 7/31@9:36AM: Geddy thanked everyone for the birthday wishes via an Instagram post last night:

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GeddyLeeOn this day back in 1953, our favorite singer/bassist/author - Gary Lee Weinrib (aka Geddy Lee) - was born in Willowdale, Toronto. That makes Geddy 70 years young today! Not only is today Geddy's birthday, but it also marks the 49th anniversary of one of the most important events in Rush history; 49 years ago on July 29th, 1974, the late Neil Peart joined Rush, replacing original drummer John Rutsey. 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. Geddy's best friend and partner-in-crime, Alex Lifeson, wished Ged a Happy birthday via Instagram, as seen below. Happy birthday Geddy!