Neil Peart

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Date of Birth September 12, 1952
Place of Birth Hamilton, Canada
Age 68 years old
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Neil Peart

Neil Ellwood Peart OC was a Canadian musician, songwriter, and author, best known as the drummer and primary lyricist of the rock band Rush. Peart earned numerous awards for his musical performances, including an induction into the Modern Drummer Readers Poll Hall of Fame in 1983, making him the youngest person ever so honoured. Known to fans by the nickname 'The Professor', his drumming was renowned for its technical proficiency and his live performances for their exacting nature and stamina. Peart was born in Hamilton, Ontario, and grew up in Port Dalhousie. During adolescence, he floated between regional bands in pursuit of a career as a full-time drummer. After a discouraging stint in England to concentrate on his music, Peart returned home, where he joined Rush, a Toronto band, in mid-1974, six years after its formation. They released nineteen studio albums, with ten exceeding a million copies sold in the United States.

Birth name: Neil Ellwood Peart
Born: September 12, 1952, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Died: January 07, 2020, Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Genres: Progressive rock, hard rock, jazz, swing, heavy metal
Occupation(s): Musician, songwriter, author
Instruments: Drums, percussion
Years active: 1968–2015
Labels: Atlantic, Mercury, Anthem
Associated acts: Rush, Buddy Rich Big Band, Vertical Horizon
Website: Neil Peart's Official site
Twitter: Neil Peart's Twitter profile
IMDb: Neil Peart's IMDb

About Neil Peart

Musician known for being the drummer and lyricist of the rock band Rush. He was inducted into the Modern Drummer magazine Hall of Fame in 1983.

Neil Peart Before Fame

He learned to play the drums when he was fourteen years old. He moved to London, England in order to pursue music, but returned to Canada.

Achievement of Neil Peart

He's written several non-fiction books about travel, including The Masked Rider: Cycling in West Africa.

Neil Peart Family Life

He was married to Jacqueline Taylor from 1975 to 1998, then he married Carrie Nuttall in 2000. He has two daughters named Selena and Olivia.

Associations of Neil Peart

He and Alex Lifeson have performed together as part of Rush.

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Latest information about Neil Peart updated on April 16, 2021.

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