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Guitar Greats: Geddy Lee

Three words:  Slappin'...Da...Bass!

Few bassist are so fondly revered to the point where their own playing becomes pop culture slang, but that's how mind blowing Geddy Lee is.  Add his one-of-a-kind voice, and it's no wonder fans the world over sing his praises.

 

Rush Fly By Night

Geddy Lee from Canadian rock band Rush performs live on stage in the USA during the band's 'Fly By Night' tour in April 1975. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

Geddy Lee of Rush performs live on stage in the USA during the band's 'Fly By Night' tour in April 1975.

 

Rush Bassist

Bassist and singer Geddy Lee performing with Canadian progressive rock group, Rush, at the Civic Center in Springfield, Massachusetts, during the band's All The World's a Stage tour, 9th December... Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

Geddy Lee of Rush, at the Civic Center in Springfield, Massachusetts, during the band's All The World's a Stage tour, 9th December 1976.

 

Photo of Geddy LEE and RUSH

USA Photo of Geddy LEE and RUSH, Geddy Lee posed, backstage with guitar collection on All The World's A Stage tour Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

Geddy Lee posed, backstage with guitar collection on All The World's A Stage tour.

 

Geddy Lee of Rush

Geddy Lee in 1978 at Maple Leaf gardensTORONTO, ON - Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

Geddy Lee of Rush. Photo by Doug Griffin December 28, 1978.

 

Rush in Concert - August 19, 1979

Geddy Lee of Rush, 1979 Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

Geddy Lee in Concert - August 19, 1979.

 

Geddy Lee In Leicester

Bassist Geddy Lee, of Canadian progressive rock band Rush, with a double-necked Rickenbacker guitar/bass, during a soundcheck at the De Montfort Hall, Leicester, 21st June 1980. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

Geddy Lee with a double-necked Rickenbacker guitar/bass, during a soundcheck at the De Montfort Hall, Leicester, 21st June 1980.

 

Rush

Geddy Lee of Rush performs on stage at Ahoy on 14th November 1981 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. He plays a Rickenbacker 4001 bass guitar. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

Geddy Lee of Rush performs on stage at Ahoy on 14th November 1981 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. He plays a Rickenbacker 4001 bass guitar.

 

Tennis Rock

Buddy Guy, Geddy Lee of Rush, and Bobby Chouinard rehearsing at S.I.R. Studios for a benefit concert in New York City on July 15, 1983. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

Buddy Guy, Geddy Lee of Rush, and Bobby Chouinard rehearsing at S.I.R. Studios for a benefit concert in New York City on July 15, 1983.

 

Rush In Rotterdam

Geddy Lee of Rush, performs on stage at Ahoy, Rotterdam, on 3rd May 1992. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

Geddy Lee of Rush, performs on stage at Ahoy, Rotterdam, on 3rd May 1992.

 

Rush in Concert at Nassau Coliseum - 1996

Geddy Lee of Rush during Rush in Concert at Nassau Coliseum - 1996 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York, United States. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

Geddy Lee of Rush during Rush in Concert at Nassau Coliseum - 1996 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York.

 

Rush concert at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas

Rush singer/bassist Geddy Lee performs performs during a sold-out show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena September 21, 2002 in Las Vegas, Nevada. After a nearly five-year hiatus, the Canadian rock trio is touring in support of 'Vapor Trails,' the band's first studio album since 1996.

Geddy Lee performs performs during a sold-out show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena September 21, 2002 in Las Vegas, Nevada. After a nearly five-year hiatus, the Canadian rock trio is touring in support of 'Vapor Trails,' the band's first studio album since 1996.

 

Rush concert at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas

Rush singer/bassist Geddy Lee performs performs during a sold-out show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena September 21, 2002 in Las Vegas, Nevada. After a nearly five-year hiatus, the Canadian rock trio is touring in support of 'Vapor Trails,' the band's first studio album since 1996.

Geddy Lee of Rush performs part of the bands '30th Anniversary Tour 2004' at the Chronicle Pavilion on July 10, 2004 in Concord, California.

Rush in Concert - July 24, 2008

Geddy Lee of Rush during the final concert of their 07-08 Snakes & Arrows Tour at the Verizon Wireless Music Center on July 24, 2008 in Noblesville, Indiana. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

Geddy Lee of Rush during the final concert of their 07-08 Snakes & Arrows Tour at the Verizon Wireless Music Center on July 24, 2008 in Noblesville, Indiana.

 

Rush In Concert - September 29, 2010

Geddy Lee of Rush performs at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on September 29, 2010 in Alpharetta, Georgia. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

Geddy Lee of Rush performs at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on September 29, 2010 in Alpharetta, Georgia.

Rush In Concert

Musician Geddy Lee of Rush performs at the Barclays Center on October 22, 2012 in the Brooklyn borough of New York, New York. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

Geddy Lee performs at the Barclays Center on October 22, 2012 in the Brooklyn borough of New York, New York.

 

Rush In Concert

Geddy Lee of Rush performs at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre on June 28, 2013 in Tinley Park, Illinois. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

Geddy Lee performs at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre on June 28, 2013 in Tinley Park, Illinois.

 

Rush Performs At KeyArena - Seattle, WA

Geddy Lee of Rush performs on stage during the R40 LIVE Tour at KeyArena on July 19, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

Geddy Lee performs on stage during the R40 LIVE Tour at KeyArena on July 19, 2015 in Seattle, Washington.