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 John Howard Rutsey

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John Howard Rutsey

  • Birth 23 Jul 1952 Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada
  • Death 11 May 2008 Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada
  • Burial Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada
  • Memorial ID 26882013

Musician. He was a drummer and founding member of the 1970s Canadian rock band Rush. Formed in Toronto during 1969, the trio also consisted of Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson. In 1974, they recorded their self-titled debut album. Rutsey departed shortly after and was replaced by Neil Peart. The group would go on to achieve much commercial success during the late 1970s and 1980s.

Bio by: C.S.


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  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 16 May 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 26882013
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Howard Rutsey (23 Jul 1952–11 May 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 26882013, citing Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada ; Maintained by Find A Grave .