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Geddy Lee
Biographical Information

Birth Date:July 29, 1953
Astrology Sign:Leo
Chinese Sign:Snake - Yang
Birth Name:Gary Lee Weinrib
Birth Place:Willowdale, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Occupation:Rock/Pop singer

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Geddy Lee

Biography:Geddy Lee Geddy Lee OC (born Gary Lee Weinrib, July 29, 1953) is a Canadian musician who is the vocalist, bassist, and keyboardist for the progressive rock group Rush.

Born in Toronto, Ontario, Lee grew up as the son of Polish parents who were both survivors of Nazi concentration camps Dachau and Bergen-Belsen. Lee's stage name (and later legal name) "Geddy" was inspired by the heavily-accented pronunciation of his given first name "Gary" by his grandmother. In 2004, Canadian Jewish News would feature Lee's reflections upon his mother's experiences and his own Jewish heritage.

An award-winning musician, Lee's style, technique, and virtuosity 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, Cliff Burton of Metallica, and countless others. Lee's vocal style, while less influential, is nonetheless distinctive; one Rolling Stone critic opined a negative review in the Rolling Stone Album Guide that Geddy Lee's voice was a cross between Robert Plant's and Donald Duck's voices. Reference to the latter in the brief review upset many die-hard fans of Rush and Lee.

Lee's first solo effort, My Favorite Headache, was released in 2000. In addition to his composing, arranging, and performing duties for Rush, Lee has produced albums for various other bands, including Rocket Science, and recorded a short rendition of "O Canada" with Lifeson included on the South Park soundtrack. Geddy Lee is also heard singing the minor hit "Take Off" on the McKenzie Brothers (Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas) 1981 comedy album The Great White North: Bob and Doug McKenzie.

Geddy is also a devoted baseball fan who performed "O Canada" at the 1993 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, and took batting practice with the then-California Angels (circa 1992).

Along with his colleagues Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart, Lee was made an Officer of the Order of Canada on May 9, 1996. The trio were the first rock musicians so honoured.

Chinese Horoscope for Geddy Lee
Includes characteristics and Vices
Geddy Lee's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 14, 1953 - February 02, 1954
Birthday: July 29, 1953

The Snake is a Yang,
and is the Sixth sign of the Chinese horoscope.


Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Geddy Lee's Personality Tarot Card The Hermit - Personality Card

Birthday: July 29, 1953

A time for soul searching and meditation; a need for patience and solitude.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Geddy Lee's Growth Tarot Card The Wheel of Fortune

Birthday: July 29, 2017

A new chapter is starting; problems are solved through changes in circumstances.




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