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JULY 29 - TIMH - Happy Bday to Gary Weinrib

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Ludwig Yards's picture
July 29, 2016 at 12:37pm

If you knew who that was from the headline, you get a cookie.

For the rest of the world, he is known as Geddy Lee, bassist, vocalist and all-around good guy for Rush. A native of Willowdale Toronto, he was born to Jewish Holocaust survivors from Poland – Morris and Mary Weinrib.  'Red Sector A' on Rush’s Grace Under Pressure album was inspired by Lee’s parent’s Holocaust experience.

Musically, he was inspired by Ginger Baker and John Entwistle and in turn has inspired a slew of rock bassists, including Cliff Burton, Steve Harris and Les Claypool. Some of the badass basses he has played are a Fender Jazz bass, Rickenbacker 4001, as well as Steinberger and Wal basses.

Away from music, Lee is an avid collector of wine (owns 5000 bottles) and of baseball memorabilia, in addition to being a huge baseball fan. He’s been married for 40 years, and has two children.

Rush’s music is pretty well known to most I think, but here’s something that not everyone may remember. Geddy deserves a better write up than this, but it is what it is. Have a good Friday and take off, eh. 


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