Rush Frontman Awarded Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

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Rush Frontman Awarded Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
Rush bassist Geddy Lee has received another honor in his Canadian homeland. Cashbox Canada reports Lee, along with over 600 other distinguished Ontario residents - were recipients of a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee commemorative medal on Monday, June 18 at Toronto's Roy Thomson Hall. The special medal was created to mark the 60th anniversary of the Queen's accession to the throne. Commemorative medals were presented to distinguished Ontario residents who have already been invested with the Order of Canada and Order of Ontario. All living Order of Canada and Order of Ontario recipients were invited to the event. Among the recipients from the music industry were Paul Anka, Bruce Cockburn and Tommy Hunter. In May, Lee and fellow Rush members Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart were among the honorees at the 20th Anniversary Governor General's Performing Arts Awards Gala in Ottawa. Canada's capital played host to the annual event, which recognizes artists for their outstanding body of work and enduring contribution to the performing arts in Canada. Last week, Rush's new album, "Clockwork Angels", debuted at the top of the Canadian charts and at #2 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
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