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|
|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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