Alex Lifeson Celebrates His 64th Birthday

Alex Lifeson Turns 64
Alex Lifeson, one of the founding members of Rush and the band's seminal guitarist, is celebrating his 64th birthday today. It was on this date back in 1953 that Rush Guitarist Alex Lifeson (born Aleksandar Zivojinovich) came into the world in Fernie, British Columbia. As Rush fans know, Lifeson co-founded the band in the summer of 1968 along with John Rutsey, the band's original drummer. Alex was also responsible for bringing front-man Geddy Lee into the mix.

While Alex is obviously best known for being the guitarist for Rush, he's also the part owner of the Toronto restaurant The Orbit Room, is a licensed aircraft pilot, motorcycle rider, a gourmet cook, an artist and has also dabbled with a little acting now and again.

More recently, Alex made a guest appearance on Marco Minnemann's new album Borrego where he composed and performed on several tracks.

Happy Birthday, Alex and many happy returns!

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