Neil Peart was bornon 12 September 1952 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Canadian, is Musician, Songwriter. Neil Peart was born Cornelius Ellwood Peart to Glen and Betty Peart. As a child he would listen to pop music on his transistor radio. His parents bought him a drum kit for his 14th birthday. At eighteen, Peart travelled to London, England, but returned disheartened. He joined the band Hush to play drums. He then auditioned for the Toronto-based band Rush, and they accepted Peart’s style of drumming. He also was the band’s main lyricist. They toured extensively. He was influenced by the writings of objectivist Ayn Rand as can be seen in the songs “Fly by Night” and “2112” that he penned. Their “Fly by Night” won the Juno Award for most promising new act. Other successful albums include “Permanent Waves” and “Moving Pictures”. With the death of his daughter and his wife, he took a hiatus from music. On his return, he rejoined Rush to bring out the album “Vapor Trails”. Peart’s latest album with Rush is “Clockwork Angels”. He has authored books written during his travelling days. Peart and his band mates were made Officer of the Order of Canada. He was inducted into the Canadian Songwriter Hall of Fame along with Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson. Rush was also inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.
He took piano lessons, but seeing his penchant for drumming on various objects, his parents bought him a drum kit for his 14th birthday
He returned from his self-imposed sabbatical, and Rush recorded the 2002 album “Vapor Trails” wherein Peart spoke about his personal issues, and humanitarian topics such as the 9/11 terrorist attacks as in “Peaceable Kingdom”
Peart’s daughter, 19-year-old Selena Taylor, was killed in a single-car accident on August 10, 1997
1981’s “Moving Pictures” portrayed his interest in mythological figures, which he placed in a modern reality-based context
In the 1980 album, “Permanent Waves”, Peart stopped using fantasy literature or ancient mythology in his writing
Catharines when Peart was two, and then to the Port Dalhousie area of the town in 1956
Neil Peart was born Cornelius Ellwood Peart on September 12, 1952 to Glen and Betty Peart, and lived in the family’s farm in Hagersville near Hamilton