Neil Peart

1952 - 2020

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Neil Ellwood Peart OC (; September 12, 1952 – January 7, 2020) 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Neil Peart has received more than 4,858,846 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Neil Peart is the 715th most popular musician (up from 1,022nd in 2019), the 173rd most popular biography from Canada (up from 258th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Canadian Musician.

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Among musicians, Neil Peart ranks 715 out of 2,675Before him are Marcus Miller, Gilbert O'Sullivan, Rick Davies, Chris Squire, Sean Combs, and Arvīds Jansons. After him are Allan Holdsworth, Ron McGovney, Gary Burton, Maynard Ferguson, James Taylor, and Kenny Clarke.

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Among people born in 1952, Neil Peart ranks 150Before him are François Berléand, Ludmilla Tourischeva, Lam Ching-ying, Sharon Osbourne, Mitch Pileggi, and Marilyn Chambers. After him are Pietro Mennea, Lars Peter Hansen, David Petraeus, Ahmed Ouyahia, Samir Geagea, and Roger Y. Tsien. Among people deceased in 2020, Neil Peart ranks 293Before him are Alfred Körner, Genesis P-Orridge, Jaroslav Pollák, Pietro Anastasi, Marlene Ahrens, and Tengiz Sigua. After him are Rhonda Fleming, Enrique Múgica, Leon Fleisher, Lucien Sève, Ellis Marsalis Jr., and Earl Cameron.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Neil Peart ranks 173 out of 1,130Before him are Henri Richard (1936), Alanis Morissette (1974), Stephen Harper (1959), Louis Nirenberg (1925), Bret Hart (1957), and Cory Monteith (1982). After him are Walter Pidgeon (1897), Brian Mulroney (1939), Maynard Ferguson (1928), Hume Cronyn (1911), Diana Krall (1964), and Louis Jolliet (1645).

Among MUSICIANS In Canada

Among musicians born in Canada, Neil Peart ranks 10Before him are Oscar Peterson (1925), Joni Mitchell (1943), Avril Lavigne (1984), Gil Evans (1912), Loreena McKennitt (1957), and David Foster (1949). After him are Maynard Ferguson (1928), Diana Krall (1964), Robbie Robertson (1943), Paul Bley (1932), Buffy Sainte-Marie (1941), and Geddy Lee (1953).

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