Thursday, June 5, 2008

Original Rush drummer

John Rutsey died May 11.
Rutsey played drums with Rush from 1968 to 1974, as well as on the band's eponymous debut album, but departed soon afterwards, apparently due to a lifelong illness stemming from diabetes.

Classic rock radio still plays "Working Man" from Rush's first album. John's drumming was more straightforward than Neil Peart's, but it was perfect for the time and place.

1 comment:

  1. Well, let me begin by saying that anything RUSH related is good, and John Rutsey's contribution to the band's history (however minimal) cannot be overlooked!
    ....Oh, Canada....glorious and da da da...we bear the cross for-o-o-or theeeeeee.....
    RIP John

    God bless Geddy, Alex, and Neil