Birthday – GEDDY LEE (68)
Geddy Lee Weinrib, OC (born 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.
An award-winning musician, Lee’s style, technique, and skill on the bass guitar have inspired many rock musicians. 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.