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My Effin' Life

My Effin' Life


Book Overview: My Effin' Life

The long-awaited memoir, generously illustrated with never-before-seen photos, from the iconic Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Rush bassist, and New York Times bestselling author of Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass.

Geddy Lee is one of rock and roll's most respected bassists. For nearly five decades, his playing and work as co-writer, vocalist and keyboardist has been an essential part of the success story of Canadian progressive rock trio Rush. Here for the first time is his account of life inside and outside the band.

Long before Rush accumulated more consecutive gold and platinum records than any rock band after the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, before the seven Grammy nominations or the countless electrifying live performances across the globe, Geddy Lee was Gershon Eliezer Weinrib, after his grandfather was murdered in the Holocaust.

As he recounts the transformation, Lee looks back on his family, in particular his loving parents and their horrific experiences as teenagers during World War II.

He talks candidly about his childhood and the pursuit of music that led him to drop out of high school.

He tracks the history of Rush which, after early struggles, exploded into one of the most beloved bands of all time.

He shares intimate stories of his lifelong friendships with bandmates Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart--deeply mourning Peart's recent passing--and reveals his obsessions in music and beyond.

This rich brew of honesty, humor, and loss makes for a uniquely poignant memoir.

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Publication Date2023-11-14
EditionFirst Edition
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Geddy Lee is a Canadian-born musician, renowned as the epicenter and the distinctive voice of the iconic progressive rock band, Rush. Born Gary Lee Weinrib on July 29, 1953, Lee adopted the moniker "Geddy" from his mother's heavily accented pronunciation of his childhood nickname, "Gary." With prodigious aptitude for music, he became a self-taught bassist and frontman, contributing significantly to Rush's sound and progressive music as a whole. In over four decades of existence, Rush, with Lee as its lead vocalist, bassist, and keyboardist, racked up an impressive roster of awards, selling more than 40 million albums worldwide. Known for his intricate basslines and high-register vocals, Lee's musicianship and innovation have been a pinnacle in the world of progressive rock and beyond. Off stage, Geddy is recognised for his philanthropic efforts and his significant contributions to a variety of charities. Lee, a Wine Enthusiast, after his retirement from Rush, released 'The Big Beautiful Book of Bass', a must-read for any serious musician, providing unique insights into the world of bass guitars. Through the years, Lee has remained a towering and influential figure in rock music, his legacy accentuating the ubiquity of Rush and the endurance of progressive music.

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