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The Best Of Times... Episode Eight: Geddy Lee
John Doran , July 8th, 2019 09:08

The Rush frontman talks candidly about how his Mum and Dad survived Nazi concentration camps and how this affected his entire life

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Welcome to The Best Of Times... podcast brought to you by Lush and The Quietus.

The Best Of Times... podcast is presented by John Doran. In this series he has been talking to people about some of the best and worst times they have been through and hopefully in the process has discovered how these experiences have made them who they are today.

So far he has interviewed Sleaford Mods, The Specials, Kristin Hersh, Róisín Murphy, Mavis Staples, Cate Le Bon and Kate Tempest. In the last episode of the first series, he talks to Geddy Lee of the Canadian rock band Rush.

Geddy is a lifelong resident of Toronto, Canada. He dropped out of high school at the age of 16 to join Rush in 1968. They would eventually go on to become one of the most successful progressive rock bands in the world. They disbanded after 50 years in 2018. Among his many hobbies, Geddy is now an author, having just published the Big Beautiful Book Of Bass.

This podcast was produced and engineered by Andrew Paine. It was co-produced by Heather Weil. The theme music is by Oh The Gilt. If you enjoyed it please subscribe, give us a star rating, tweet about us and tell your friends and family. Thanks for listening. We’ll be back soon with a second series of The Best Of Times.

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