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Geddy Lee

Canadian musician

Geddy Lee

Canadian musician
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birthday
29th
July, 1953
Birth Place
North York, Ontario, Canada
Birth Sign
leo
Biography

Geddy Lee Weinrib, OC (born Gary Lee Weinrib; July 29, 1953), known professionally as Geddy Lee, is a Canadian musician, singer, and songwriter. He is best known as the lead vocalist, bassist, and keyboardist for the Canadian rock group Rush. Lee joined what would become Rush in September 1968, at the request of his childhood friend Alex Lifeson, replacing original bassist and frontman Jeff Jones. Lee’s solo effort, My Favourite Headache, was released in 2000.
An award-winning musician, Lee’s style, technique, and skill on the bass have inspired many rock musicians such as Cliff Burton of Metallica,Steve Harris of Iron Maiden,John Myung of Dream Theater,Les Claypool of Primus, and Tim Commerford of Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave. Along with his Rush bandmates – guitarist Alex Lifeson and drummer Neil Peart – Lee was made an Officer of the Order of Canada on May 9, 1996. The trio was the first rock band to be so honoured as a group. In 2013, the group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame after 14 years of eligibility; they were nominated overwhelmingly in the Hall’s first selection via fan ballot. Lee is ranked 13th by Hit Parader on their list of the 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Vocalists of All Time.

instruments played
bass
Guitar
keyboards
Vocals
Associated Acts

Rush Big Dirty Band

Birth Name

Gary Lee Weinrib

Genres

Progressive rock hard rock heavy metal

Labels

Mercury Anthem Atlantic

Occupations

Musician singer songwriter record producer

Website
Years Active

1968 present

Name

Geddy Lee

Nationality

Canada

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