Alex Lifeson Celebrates his 67th Birthday Today!
Alex Lifeson, one of the founding members of Rush and the band's seminal guitarist, is celebrating his 67th 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, which unfortunately closed its door earlier this year, is a licensed aircraft pilot, motorcycle rider, a gourmet cook, and an artist.
Alex has also been known to dabble with a little acting now and again. Back in 2018, he appeared a couple of times on the CBC comedy-drama Crawford, which premiered on the CBC in Canada last summer. A preview clip of Alex's recent performance on the show is available below.
In more recent news, Alex is set to re-release his 1996 solo album Victor later this year as a new 25th Anniversary offering. Some additional details on this offering is available at this LINK.
Please join me in wishing Alex a very happy birthday, with many happy returns. Happy Birthday, Alex!