On the following pages, you'll find a timeline of the events that shaped the early part of Neil Peart's life — from his birth until the year he joined Rush. In addition, I've added other events for historical context. Click a title or a picture to go to a section.
Neil Peart Timeline
|I: Childhood: 1952 - 1964 - Before drums||II: Early teenage years: 1965 - 1968 - Becoming a drummer||III: Early adult years: 1969 - 1974: Becoming a professional musician|
|Rock and roll machinery||A brief history of rock and roll|
|Much of the technology that made rock and roll possible was either invented or refined around the time Peart was born.||The progression of rock music, and the way it fractured into multiple styles, is essential to understanding the roots of Rush, as well as Neil Peart's drumming style.|
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