|Real Name/Full Name||Gary Lee Weinrib|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Geddy Lee|
|Birth Place:||Willowdale, Toronto, Canada|
|Date of Birth/Birthday:||29 July 1953|
|Age/How Old:||69 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 178 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 10″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 80 Kg
In Pounds – 176.369 lbs
|Hair Color:||Dark brown|
|Parents Name:||Father – Morris Weinrib
Mother – Mary Weinrib
|Siblings:||Susie Weinrib(sister), Allan Weinrib(brother)|
|School:||Newtonbrook Secondary School
Willowdale Junior High School
|Wife/Spouse Name:||Nancy Young (m. 1976)|
|Kids/Children Name:||Julian (son), Kyla (daughter)|
|Profession:||Musician, Singer, and Songwriter|
|Net Worth:||$50 million|
|Last Updated:||March 2023|
Geddy Lee is an award-winning vocalist, bassist, and keyboardist for the Canadian rock band ‘Rush.’ He is one of the legendary bass players and is widely admired for his astoundingly high voice. As well, his audience is amused with his multi-tasking skills on stage as he plays the bass while simultaneously singing and handling the keyboard.
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Biography and Early Life
Gary Lee Weinrib was born in the month of July 1953 in a town called Willowdale, Toronto, Canada. His father, Morris Weinrib, and mother, Mary Rubenstein, were Holocaust survivors. Their hometown was Starachowice in Poland. When Nazi Germany controlled Poland, they were imprisoned at Auschwitz, and later, his father was transferred to Dachau and his mother to Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. After the Allies liberated the camps, his father searched for her mother and eventually located her at a camp. After their marriage, they permanently moved to Canada.
Together they had three children, a daughter named Susie and two sons Gary and Allan. The death of his father had made the whole family go through great difficulties. His mother became all alone in her responsibilities of raising three children. To support his family, Lee decided to become a musician. He created a band with his high school pals, and the band performed at small and big events to earn money. His mother was stunned when she learned that Lee dropped out of his high school to become a professional musician.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Geddy Lee in 2023 and what is his height and weight? Well, Geddy Lee’s age is 69 years old as of today’s date 21st March 2023 having been born on 29 July 1953. Though, he is 5′ 10″ in feet and inches and 178 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 176.369 lbs in Pound and 80 kg in Kilograms.
Lее completed his schooling from Nеwtоnbrооk Ѕесоndаrу Ѕсhооl. Then he attended Willowdale Јunіоr Ніgh Ѕсhооl. Later, he left his high school to form his musical band. There is no information to suggest he completed his high school and became part of a college.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
The renowned singer Geddy Lee is married to Nancy Young since 1976. They are blessed with a son named Julian and a daughter called Kyla. Lee is a specialist in fine wines and expensive cheese. He makes an annual pilgrimage to France to taste vintage wine and cheese. In addition, he established a charitable foundation named Grapes for Humanity to provide scholarships to Niagara College students for winemaking.
He is obsessed with baseball and also likes to collect exquisite watches. He appeared in a Jewish magazine called ‘Jweekly’ in 2004, where he extensively talks about his parents’ experience as Holocaust survivors and his Jewish ancestry. In another interview, he revealed that his religion is Jewish atheism.
Is Geddy Lee Gay?
Geddy Lee has been a loving husband to Nancy Young for over 35 years. He has worked with many male colleagues but has never shown any interest in them. There is no further conclusive report to ascertain that Geddy Lee might be gay.
In 1968, Geddy Lee and his friends created a Canadian rock band titled ‘Rush’ in Toronto, Canada. In the beginning, the band consisted of guitarist/composer Alex Lifeson, bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee and drummer John Rutsey. In 1974, Rutsey left the band and was replaced by Neil Peart, who became the drummer and primary lyricist of the band.
In 1973, the band launched the song ‘You Can’t Fight It’ from their first single, ‘Not Fade Away. Rush became a member of a band and started working on his music production. He worked really hard to work on some of his hit albums. His most prominent albums are 2112, Permanent Waves and many more.
While the band was selling a million albums, Lee sung ‘Take Off’ in 1981. It was a part of the Canadian comedy album, ‘The Great White North,’ and the song became an instant hit. It also received a triple-platinum certification. The song was also played on ‘The Simpsons.’ In 1982, he decided to produce an album, ‘We Are the World’, for ‘The USA for Africa,’ a humanitarian association. In addition, he was a guest singer for ‘Tears Are Not Enough.
He was a huge admirer of baseball. Hence, at the 1993 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, he performed Canada’s national anthem, ‘O Canada.’ In 1999, for the film, ‘South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut,’ he recorded a rock version of ‘O Canada.’
When ‘Rush’ was on a break, he rolled out his first and only solo album, ‘My Favorite Headache, launched on 14 November 2000. The album’s lead song, ‘Grace to Grace,’ received a positive response from the audience as well as critics.
In 2013, he appeared briefly on the popular American sitcom ‘How I Met Your Mother.’ He played himself on the fifteenth episode of the eighth season titled ‘P.S I Love You.’
In 1993, the ‘Bass Player’ readers’ poll awarded Lee with the ‘Best Rock Bass Player.’
The band was given the title of Officer of the Order of Canada. This event took place in the year 1996. In 2010, Classic Rock Magazine honored him with the title “Living Legend.” In 2012, he was awarded the coveted ‘Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee’ Medal. This medal is considered to be one of the most prestigious awards in the UK. Lee was inaugurated in the ‘Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’ in 2013, along with his bandmates of ‘Rush.’ He was classified as ‘100 greatest heavy metal vocalists of all time’ by ‘Hit Parader’. He held position thirteen in that list.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Geddy Lee in 2023
Geddy Lee’s predominant source of income came from the Canadian rock band ‘Rush’ as he was the lead singer. He had a brief solo career and has also collaborated with many incredible artists. He has also produced songs for bands like Rocket Science. As of 2023, His estimated net worth is at around $50 million.
Some Interesting Facts You Need to Know
Geddy Lee’s actual name is Gary, but his mother’s thick Polish accent made it sound like ‘Geddy.’ His friends also started calling him Geddy. So, he adopted it as a stage name, and now this is his legal name. On his right hand, he has six fingers. This helps him to play the bass so fast. He is a proficient speed typist, and he prefers to use the lesser-known Dvorak layout.
Geddy Lee’s unique style has inspired many rock musicians like Cliff Burton of ‘Metallica’ and Steve Harris of ‘Iron Maiden.’ He is well known for his distinctive high voice and unique style of playing the bass guitar. He has the power to captivate his audience. He is a living legend in the music industry.