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Birth name: Gary Lee Weinrib.
Born: July 29, 1953 Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Geddy Lee biography (bio):
Geddy Lee OC is a Canadian musician best known as the vocalist, bassist, and keyboardist for the Canadian rock group Rush. Lee joined Rush in 1968 at the request of his childhood friend, Alex Lifeson.
An award-winning musician, Lee's style, technique, and skill on the bass guitar have proven very influential in the rock and heavy metal genres, inspiring such players as Steve Harris of Iron Maiden, John Myung of Dream Theater, Les Claypool of Primus, and Cliff Burton of Metallica.
In addition to his composing, arranging, and performing duties for Rush, Lee has produced albums for various other bands, including Rocket Science. Lee's first solo effort, My Favourite Headache, was released in 2000.
Along with his Rush bandmates -- Lifeson and drummer Neil Peart -- Lee was made an Officer of the Order of Canada on May 9, 1996. The trio were the first rock music group so honoured.
On May 1, 2007, Rush released Snakes & Arrows, their eighteenth full-length studio album. Lee is currently working with the band and their crew for a Snakes & Arrows concert tour, which will begin in North America on June 13, 2007.
Lee's parents were Jewish refugees from Poland who had been survivors of Nazi concentration camps Dachau and Bergen-Belsen during World War II. In 2004, Canadian Jewish News featured Lee's reflections on his mother's experiences as a refugee, and of his own Jewish heritage. Lee's stage name, Geddy, was inspired by his mother's heavily-accented pronunciation of his given first name, Gary.
Lee married Nancy Young in 1976. They have a son named Julian and a daughter named Kyla Avril.