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    Although it's widely agreed that all three members of Rush are incredibly talented at their respective instruments, guitarist Alex Lifeson tends to be the most underrated of the bunch. Born Alex Zivojinovich on August 27, 1953 in Fernie, Canada (his parents were Yugoslavian immigrants), Lifeson grew up in Toronto, and received his first guitar as a Christmas gift when he was 13. Soon after, Lifeson discovered rock & roll (via the usual suspects -- Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, etc.), and began jamming with local drummer John Rutsey. By the late '60s, bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee h...
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