Geddy Lee Posts Live Shot From Early Teenage Gig


Geddy Lee surprised Rush fans by posting a newly unearthed photo of him as a teen, gigging at one of his first performances.

The Rush bassist wrote next to the photo:

Once in a while, a photo I've haven't seen in ages, or ever. . . pops up on social media, like a ghost from my past. I find myself slack-jawed, mouth gaping at some of them in wonder. . . "Is that me? . . . where on earth, did this come from?" Well, this is one such photo. I was 14 or 15, playing in a garage band, at what is obviously one of my very first gigs ever. . . I do recall that we played some songs by Sam and Dave, and The Grassroots! . . . and if you look closely, you can barely see a sliver of a white Hagstrom bass in my hands! One of my very first instruments. . .  When putting my bass book together I searched high and low, to no avail, for a photo of this bass. . . so I'm super pleased to share this moment of my long forgotten past.

Geddy Lee told us that over the course of his musical career he's never been afraid of making a mistake in public: ["Y'know, you look back, and sometimes you go, 'What was I thinking?' But that's part-and-parcel of, kind of, being slightly experimental. That means you're gonna make mistakes, and you're gonna, you're gonna be off the mark sometimes. But I think it's important for all artists not to be afraid to make mistakes in public."] SOUNDCUE (:15 OC: . . . mistakes in public)

Geddy Lee Says He’s Never Been Afraid Of Making A Mistake In Public :