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    Posted: July 30 2020 at 05:42
Geddy Lee celebrated his 67th birthday today. With so many prog icons passing away, I thought it would be nice to celebrate those who are still with us and hopefully will be for a long time. Happy Birthday Geddy.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 30 2020 at 06:14
Happy birthday Geddy.
 
And Kate Bush is 62 today!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote someone_else Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 30 2020 at 06:39
Happy birthday to Kate and a belated one to Geddy then! PartyBeer


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He is quite fit for 67. He should open a health club. He can call is Spa Geddy.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kenethlevine Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 30 2020 at 08:18
wow just a baby by the standards of most of our prog heroes

I have to say I listened to most of Farewell to Kings and Hemispheres and, while I don't like them all that much, they were clearly excellent musicians and knew how to show it without seeming stuck on themselves.  And Lee's voice works well with the music.  
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote VianaProghead Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 30 2020 at 08:35
Happy birthday for both.
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Yup, spun a few Rush records yesterday in honor of his birthday.......
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote verslibre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 30 2020 at 10:59
Dirk's birthday is the 29th, but let's keep the celebration going!

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SteveG Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 30 2020 at 12:59

Yeah, I forgot to post it yesterday and I hoped no one would notice! LOL

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Fantastic, humble guy I'm sure, hopefully we'll see him and Alex on stage in the future!
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Happy birthday Geddy Lee! 
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Hope he had a wonderful birthday and got to celebrate with his closest friends and family. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AFlowerKingCrimson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 30 2020 at 15:17
Originally posted by Sacro_Porgo Sacro_Porgo wrote:

Hope he had a wonderful birthday and got to celebrate with his closest friends and family. 

Yeah, I don't know if Alex is his closest friend but I would imagine he would at least be invited to the party. LOL

Alex: "Happy Birthday Dirk. What are you a hundred now?"

Geddy: "Yeah, something like that Lerxst." 

Alex: "And yet you don't look a day over 99."

Geddy: "And yet I don't feel a day over four." 


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Manuel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 30 2020 at 16:34
A very warm and happy birthday to Geddy. I hope hw remains with us for a very long time.
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Trivia information. Geddy Lee's real first name is Gary(Gary Lee Weinrib). When his friends came over they would notice that when his mom called him in her thick yiddish accent it would sound like Geddy and so the name stuck. Ok, who on here didn't know that? :P
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^^ I knew that
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^ I didn't. Embarrassed
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kenethlevine Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 31 2020 at 06:31
I didn't know he was Jewish, or at least I forgot.  I had a friend who had bought Caress of Steel and 2112 so I knew of them early on but don't recall it coming up, not that it necessarily would.  I could see how "Gary", with the right accent, could sound like Geddy
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I always knew that he was a real mensch.

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Originally posted by AFlowerKingCrimson AFlowerKingCrimson wrote:

Trivia information. Geddy Lee's real first name is Gary(Gary Lee Weinrib). When his friends came over they would notice that when his mom called him in her thick yiddish accent it would sound like Geddy and so the name stuck. Ok, who on here didn't know that? :P

I read about that and his family history in a rock magazine when I was in HS, so it was early 80s. More details of he and the other 2 came out on Beyond The Lighted Stage documentary. I had actually forgotten about it till the documentary came out.
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