Rush is a band made up of three next-level musicians: drummer Neil Peart, guitarist Alex Lifeson and bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee. Today, Lee celebrates his 65th birthday.
Together, the trio are Canadian legends, having carved their own place in music history with a unique and deliciously challenging style of prog/rock over the years, stepped in mythology, lore, science and impeccable technical abilities.
While they’ve crossed over to the mainstream once or twice (with classics like “Tom Sawyer,” “The Spirit of Radio” and “Limelight”), Rush is mostly an exercise in consistency — and as the vocalist/bassist/keyboardist, Lee is a big part of that.
Rush’s career has spawned millions of fans the world (and galaxy) over, inspired steampunk novels, become the subject of intense online reverence thanks to message boards and social media, and so on. They’re legends, and rightly so.
He’s a big baseball fan, too, and has shown up more than a few times at Blue Jays games in Toronto, scorecard in hand:
So whatever you’re doing, wherever you are today, crank up some Rush in Geddy’s name and let the music take you on a trip.