Neil Peart Timeline - The Early Years - 1952 - 1974


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

Childhood: 1952 - 1964 - Before drums Early teenage years: 1964 - 1968 - Becoming a drummer Early adult years: 1969 - 1974: Becoming a professional musician
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

Essays

  A brief history of rock and roll
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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Bibliography and sources

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