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Geddy Lee Wiki, Age, Brother, Parents, Education, Net Worth, Wife, Height

Geddy Lee Wiki, Age, Brother, Parents, Education, Net Worth, Wife, Height

Geddy Lee is an influential Canadian singer, musician, as well as a songwriter who is famous for being the bassist, lead vocalist, and keyboardist of the band Rush.

Geddy Lee was born on the 29th of July, 1953 in Willowdale, Ontario. As of 2019, is age is 66 years old with his birth sign Leo. He is the son of Morris and Mary Weinrib. As his father died due to medical conditions, he grew up with his mother. His family was the survivors of concentration camps during World War II. He has a brother named Allan Weinrib as his siblings.

Geddy holds Canadian nationality and belongs to the Jewish Holocaust ethnic background. Regarding his education, Lee attended Fisherville Junior High School, where he met his future band-mate, Alex Lifeson.

What is the Net Worth & Salary of Geddy Lee?

A legendary rock singer Geddy has collected a huge amount of money through his career as a musician, singer as well as a songwriter. According to the sources, the net worth of Geddy is around $40 million as of 2019. However, there is no information about the estimated salary that he charges.

The winner of multiple Grammy Awards, the group has sold more than 65 million records worldwide. Despite their popularity, it was announced in the year 2018 that they would be disbanding, much to the dismay of fans. Similarly, he is spending a very luxurious life along with his family.

Who is Geddy Lee’s Wife?

Geddy is a married man, he married Nancy Young. They first meet in the year 1976 and soon afterward, they began dating. Likewise, the couple would go on to date for a long time. Finally, the couple tying the knot as man and wife since the year 1970s. They were blessed with two children in total.

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Caption: Geddy Lee with his wife
Source: Instagram

They welcomed their first child as a daughter Kyla Avril Lee. Afterward, their second child was a son Julian Lee. The couple is spending their married life in a blissful environment by living happily together. It’s been more than one and a half-decade since they are living as husband and wife. There is no chance of their separation or divorce. As of now, he lives happily with his wife and children in Newtown, Connecticut.

Geddy is a huge fan of baseball and his favorite teams are the Chicago Cubs, Detroit Tigers, and Toronto Blue Jays. Also, he has been avidly involved in charity and is a humanitarian by heart. He is also known to collect memorabilia of fantasy baseball.

Lee’s Body Calculation

Geddy stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches with an average weight. He is a good-looking man even though he has already gone way over the mid ages. He has brown eyes color and dark brown hair with a white skin tone.

Geddy Lee’s Career

In 1968, Geddy Lee became the lead vocalist of the Canadian rock band, ‘Rush’, formed in the Willowdale neighborhood of Toronto, Canada. After that, he released ‘You Can’t Fight It’, along with drummer John Rutsey, as part of ‘Rush’s first single, ‘Not Fade Away’ in 1973.

Likewise, he also sang, ‘Take Off’, the first hit single for the Canadian comedy album. Later the album sold one million copies and earned a triple-platinum certification.

Then he ventured into production and produced the album, ‘We Are the World’, for the humanitarian association, ‘The USA for Africa’ in 1982. Likewise, he also performed as a guest singer for the song, ‘Tears Are Not Enough.

As a devoted baseball fan, he sang the Canadian National Anthem, ‘O Canada’ at the 1993 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. In the year 1999, he recorded a rock version of ‘O Canada’ as an accompanying soundtrack for the film, ‘South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut’.

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Caption: Geddy Lee
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After that, when ‘Rush’ was going through a struggling phase, he worked on his solo album, ‘My Favorite Headache, which released on November 14, 2000. Likewise, he made a brief appearance on the famous American sitcom, ‘How I Met Your Mother’ and played himself on the eighth season episode of ‘P.S I Love You’ in the year 2013. Geddy’s  1981 hit single, ‘Take Off’ for the Canadian comedy album, ‘The Great White North’, received a Grammy nomination.

It sold one million copies in North America and earned triple-platinum certification. Also, it was placed at the number one position in Canadian music charts. In the year 2000, he released his debut solo album, ‘My Favorite Headache’ that reached the number 52 position on the ‘Billboard 200’. The album’s title track, ‘Grace to Grace’ was played on the mainstream rock radio.

How is Geddy Lee active on Social Sites?

Geddy is active on social sites such as Facebook and Instagram. He has more than 98,807 followers on his official Facebook account and around 109k followers on his official Instagram account. However, he is no active on his Twitter account.

Facts of Geddy Lee Wiki, Age, Brother, Parents, Education, Net Worth, Wife, Height

Full NameGeddy Lee
Net Worth$40 Million
Date Of BirthJuly 29, 1953
Age 68 years 9 months
Place Of BirthWillowdale, Toronto, Canada
Height5 ft 9 in
ProfessionSinger, Musician, Bassist, Songwriter, Record producer, Keyboard Player, Film Score Composer
EducationWillowdale Junior High School
NationalityCanada
SpouseNancy Young (m. 1976)
ChildrenJulian Lee, Kyla Avril Lee
ParentsMorris Weinrib, Mary Weinrib
SiblingsAllan Weinrib
NicknamesGary Lee Weinrib , Dirk , Geddy Lee Weinrib , Geddy , Geddy Lee, OC , Lee , Gary
IMDBGeddy Lee Wiki, Age, Brother, Parents, Education, Net Worth, Wife, Height IMDB
Star SignLeo
Music GroupsRush, Big Dirty Band
NominationsJuno Award for Songwriter of the Year, Jack Richardson Producer of the Year Award, Juno Award for Recording Package of the Year, Gemini Award for Best Performance or Host in a Variety Program or Series, Limelight, Tom Sawyer, Time Stand Still
MoviesClassic Albums: Rush: 2112 & Moving Pictures, Rush: Grace Under Pressure, Rush: A Show of Hands, Rush: Working Men

Quotes of Geddy Lee Wiki, Age, Brother, Parents, Education, Net Worth, Wife, Height

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1 [on re-imagining an earlier composition] Once you start playing it, it's amazing how you can put yourself back into that mindset of how you felt when you wrote the song. You can reignite a point-of- view, and a good feeling about playing it, even though initially your instincts said: 'Oh, I can't play that song anymore - that's too dated'. But your can. You can go home again.

Quick Facts of Geddy Lee Wiki, Age, Brother, Parents, Education, Net Worth, Wife, Height

# Fact
1 He and the other members of the band will reportedly be back in the recording studio in early 2006. [September 2005]
2 Inducted as a part of Rush into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. [April 2013]
3 "Snake & Arrows Live" album is released. [April 2008]
4 "Contents Under Pressure: 30 Years of Rush at Home and Away" is released. It is an authorized biography of the band, written by Martin Popoff. [June 2004]
5 With Rush, released "Feedback", an EP containing 8 cover songs. This marks the first Rush release wherein the band performs songs other than their own. After "Feedback", Rush embarked on a highly successful Thirtieth Anniversary Tour ("R30" for short). On this tour, the band performed some of the cover songs live -- also a first for them. [June 2004]
6 Hot on the heels of their triumphant 2002 tour, 2003 DVD, and benefit performance for 450,000 at the 2003 SARS benefit, Rush has announced plans to commemorate the 30th anniversary of their current lineup with a celebratory tour. Planned shows include their first visits to Europe since 1992. [December 2003]
7 Performed with Rush for 450,000 people as part of the Toronto SARStock relief benefit, alongside major bands including AC/DC and The Rolling Stones. Rush was one of the few native Toronto bands to perform at this historic event to herald Toronto's graceful endurance of the SARS scare. [July 2003]
8 After their first leg of the tour in 2007, Rush started their 2nd leg which will last through the 22nd of July 2008 [April 2008]
9 In the recording studio working on Rush's new album to be released in early 2007. [November 2006]
10 Along with other Rush members Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart, Geddy was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2013.
11 Starting in the mid-1990s, would choose to use a concert venue's "house" speakers rather then amplifier stacks, which created a vast empty space behind him. He would soon use that space to put kitchen appliances, clothes dryers, etc. for humorous purposes.
12 The son of Jewish refugees from Poland.
13 Ranked as the 96th Greatest Canadian who ever lived by voters of The Greatest Canadian (2004).
14 His distinctive voice was impersonated by Matt Maiellaro on an episode of Aqua Teen Hunger Force (2000).
15 Missed their Grammy nomination for best rock instrumental in 2005 for their song from Rush in Rio "O Baterista" which lost to Brian Wilson's song "Smile".
16 His band, Rush, has been nominated for two Grammy awards. The band's first nomination came in 1982 for Best Rock Instrumental for "YYZ" from the album "Moving Pictures". The band was nominated again a decade later in the same category for "Where's my Thing?" from the 1991 album "Roll the Bones." "Leave That Thing Alone!" was nominated for the Best Rock Instrumental Performance Grammy in 1995 (their third nomination). "Malignant Narcissism" was nominated for the Best Rock Instrumental Performance Grammy in 2008 (their fifth nomination).
17 Attended school in the Toronto, Canada area with comedian Rick Moranis.
18 He is known to collect baseball memorabilia
19 Has a son Julian and a daughter Kyla Avril
20 On February 26, 1997, he and his bandmates Neil Peart and Alex Lifeson became the first rock musicians to be inducted into the prestigious position of Officers of the Order of Canada. This is the highest honor bestowed upon a civilian by the Canadian government. According to the Ottawa Sun, "The award was given as much for their community service as for their contribution to the arts. They have raised over $1 million for food banks and the United Way."
21 Lee's real name is Gary. His nickname is attributed to his mother who pronounced "Gary" with such a heavy Yiddish accent that it came out sounding like "Geddy." The name stuck and he has been known as Geddy ever since.
22 Is the bassist/keyboardist/vocalist of the Canadian rock trio, Rush.

Trademarks of Geddy Lee Wiki, Age, Brother, Parents, Education, Net Worth, Wife, Height

# Trademark
1 Use of kitchen appliances and other industrial items as "balance" to Alex Lifeson's stack of amps on stage in concerts.
2 Fender Signature model Jazz Bass
3 Long hair
4 Distinctive nose
5 His unusually high pitched vocals
6 His round sunglasses

Filmography of Geddy Lee Wiki, Age, Brother, Parents, Education, Net Worth, Wife, Height

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