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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Geddy Lee

Geddy Lee
Birth Name: Gary Lee Weinrib
DOB: July 29, 1953
Where: North York, Ontario, Canada
Occupation: Musician, songwriter, producer
Genres: hard rock, progressive rock, heavy metal
Instruments: bass, vocals, keyboards, guitar, synthesizer
Years active: 1968-present

-Best known as Geddy Lee, front man for the Canadian rock band Rush
-Joined in Sept. 1968, at the request of a childhood friend named Alex Lifeson
-Replaced Jeff Jones
-His inspirations include Cliff Burton of Metallica, Steve harris of Iron Maiden, John Myung of Dream Theater, Les Claypool of Primus, Frank Bello of Anthrax, Juan Alderete of The Mars Volta, Tim Commerford of Rage Against the Machine
Early Life/Career
-Born to Morris and Mary Weinrib. His stage name, Geddy, was inspired by his mother's heavily accented way of saying 'Gary'.
-His parents were Jewish refugees from Poland who had been survivors of the Dachau and Bergen-Belsen concentration camps during WWII.
-Says that the 2 most 'Jewish' things about him are his nose and sense of humor.
-His vocal style has been referred to as an "amazingly high" tenor. During his early years, it was said to be a Robert Plant-like wail.
Personal Life
-Avid wine collector, collecting as many as 5,000 bottles.
-Enjoys hiking, long distance cycling, tennis, collecting baseball memorabilia, art collecting, and travelling
-On June 5, 2008. he donated his entire collection of nearly 200 autographed Negro League baseballs to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Missouri.

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