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Rush's Geddy Lee Talks First Times

Rush's Geddy Lee Talks First Times

After years of being shut out, Rush will finally be inducted into the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame on Thursday night.  The band takes a look back at their career with Billboard in preparation for their induction.

Singer/bassist tells Billboard that the song that got him interested in music was Roy Orbison's Oh, Pretty Woman.  He also discusses his first Rush concert:

"Playing at a drop-in center called the Coff-In in Willowdale, Ontario. I had received a call from Alex to fill in for a bass player who couldn't make the gig, and I came down early, we learned a few songs and played it together. That was the first time I played with Alex and John Rutsey, our original drummer."

Rutsey was eventually replaced by drummer Neil Peart in 1974.  The trio of Lee, Peart, and guitarist Alex Lifeson is still together and touring.

 

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