Lee, Geddy

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Lee, Geddy Gender: M
Weinrib, Gary Lee
born on 29 July 1953 at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )
Place Toronto, Ontario (CAN), 43n39, 79w23
Timezone EDT h4w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: McKay-Clements
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 05°49' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 13°29 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 11°38'

Geddy Lee
photo: MATT BECKER www.melodicrockconcerts.com matt@melodicrockconcerts.com, license cc-by-3.0


Canadian musician, singer, and songwriter 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 first and so far only solo effort, My Favourite Headache, was released in 2000.

An award-winning musician, Lee's style, technique, and skill on the bass guitar 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 9 May 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.

In 2018 Lee published Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass, which highlights his collection of over 250 basses along with interviews with some of leading bass players and bass technicians.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Prize 2013 (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)

Source Notes

Jim Birke quotes John McKay-Clements in his book "The Canadian Astrology Collection" : "Letter in Hand from Geddy Lee."


  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (Nancy Young, 1976-)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two)
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Collector (Watches, wine, baseball memorabilia)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo (Rush)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Guitar, keyboards)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame (Rock and Roll)
  • Notable : Awards : Public Service (Order of Canada)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession