Geddy Lee Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Geddy Lee Quick Info
Height5 ft 10 in
Weight70 kg
Date of BirthJuly 29, 1953
Zodiac SignLeo
SpouseNancy Young

Geddy Lee is a Canadian musician, singer, songwriter, and producer who is best known for having been the lead vocalist, bassist, and keyboardist for the rock group Rush. In addition to that, he has served as the bassist for the supergroup named Big Dirty Band while also embarking on a solo career.

Born Name

Gary Lee Weinrib

Nick Name

Geddy, Dirk

Geddy Lee as seen while performing during an event in October 2012
Geddy Lee as seen while performing during an event in October 2012 (Mark Taylor / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Sun Sign

Leo

Born Place

Willowdale, North York, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Nationality

Canadian

Education

Geddy Lee dropped out of high school to pursue his passion for music.

Occupation

Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Producer

Family

  • Father – Morris Weinrib
  • Mother – Mary Weinrib (née Manya Rubenstein)
  • Sibling – Allan Weinrib (Brother)
  • Others – Gary Rubenstein (Maternal Grandfather), Rose Rozensweig (Maternal Grandmother)

Genre

Progressive Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal

Instruments

Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals

Labels

Mercury Records, Anthem Records, Atlantic

Build

Slim

Geddy Lee on tour with various basses and an acoustic guitar
Geddy Lee on tour with various basses and an acoustic guitar (TimothyJ / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Height

5 ft 10 in or 178 cm

Weight

70 kg or 154.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Geddy Lee has dated –

  1. Connie Hamzy (1991)
  2. Nancy Young (1976-Present) – He got married to Nancy Young in 1976 and they have been blessed with 2 children – a son named Julian and a daughter named Kyla Avril.

Race / Ethnicity

White

Geddy Lee is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Green

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Long hair
  • High pitched vocals
  • Wears round sunglasses

Religion

He grew up in a Jewish household but has described himself as a Jewish atheist stating, “I consider myself a Jew as a race, but not so much as a religion. I’m not down with religion at all. I’m a Jewish atheist if that’s possible.”

Geddy Lee as seen while playing with 'Rush' in Rotterdam, Netherlands at their 2010-2011 Time Machine tour
Geddy Lee as seen while playing with ‘Rush’ in Rotterdam, Netherlands at their 2010-2011 Time Machine tour (Vtpeters / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Geddy Lee Favorite Things

  • Baseball Team While Growing Up – Detroit Tigers
  • Bass Guitar – A 1972 Fender Jazz that he bought in a pawn shop in Kalamazoo, Michigan in 1978

SourceWikipedia

Geddy Lee Facts

  1. His parents survived the Jewish Holocaust.
  2. He replaced original bassist and frontman Jeff Jones and joined Rush in September 1968.
  3. Geddy Lee’s Big Dirty Band bandmates included Alex Lifeson, Jeff Burrows, Ian Thornley, Care Failure, and Adam Gontier.
  4. He used to use kitchen appliances and other industrial items as “balance” to Alex Lifeson’s stack of amps on stage in concerts.
  5. He has credited artists like Jeff Berlin, Jack Casady, John Entwistle, Jack Bruce, and Chris Squire as his major influences.
  6. Geddy Lee has a passion for collecting watches and wines. He is also an avid collector of baseball memorabilia.
  7. He supports the organization Grapes for Humanity which has created the Geddy Lee Scholarship for students of winemaking at Niagara College.
  8. In 1996, he was honored as the Officer of the Order of Canada, along with bandmates Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart.
  9. As a solo artist, Geddy Lee released his debut album, My Favourite Headache, on November 14, 2000, and it was ranked at number #52 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Featured Image by Mark Taylor / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

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