Lee started out playing Piano and Saxophone when she was in school, after 3 years of classical training on the Piano, she had enough. She stopped playing Saxophone in 1980.
Lee worked in various part time jobs since she was 12, assembling course pamplets for a local college, acting as a day-camp counsellor and even becoming a cocktail waitress and a manicurist for a while.
Brian Wall, one of the founding members of the band 'Lee Aaron', says this on where they got the name from:
-"We wanted a name like Max Webster or Alice Cooper so we decided on Lee Aaron. We then picked up a female singer who subsequently ran off with the name...the rest is history."
In 1983, Lee Aaron was up for the lead role in a Canadian movie called, 'Making it', directed by Harold Greenberg who produced 'Porkies'.
On April 21, 1983 Lee Aaron's equipment truck was in an road accident in New York, luckily no one was injured. But with damages to over 2000 dollars,
it almost jepordaised her trip to London two weeks later.
The 'El Mocambo' show on March 31 1984 was recorded and shot for video. Some of the songs ended up as b-sides on singles and 'Under The Stars' on Attic's re-release of 'The Lee Aaron Project'.
Copies of the video was given to at least Chrysalis Records who at the time were interested in signing Lee. If you happen to have the video. I would be extremely interested in a copy.
Excerpt from Toronto Star March 28, 1984 article
Chrysalis Records were interested in signing Lee for the American market in 1984.
The video for 'Metal Queen' was rated R by the BBC in England and banned entirely in Australia.
Lee Aaron were supposed to be the Support act on Metallica's 1984 European Tour.
In 1985 Lee and John Albani guested on Kick Axe version of the old Joe Cocker classic 'With A Little Help From My Friends'
Lee Aaron appears in the 'Run for Cover' video by Canadian band Vigilants.
The song can be found on the album 'Run for Cover' released on Heavy Metal America (HMA SP 45) or on the compilation album 'Maple Metal' released on Viper Records (MVPR-108) distributed by Attic Records.
The song 'Barely Holdin' On' from the 'Call of the Wild' album, was originally recorded by Silver Condor as 'Holdin on (Barely)' on their 1983 album 'Trouble at Home' released on
Columbia/CBS (EC38799). Neal Schon (Journey) guested on guitar.
The song 'Beat 'em up' from the 'Call of the Wild' album, was also recorded by Blue Öyster Cult on their
1985 album 'Club Ninja' released on CBS (26775).
The song 'Burning Love' from the 'Call of the Wild' album, was originally recorded by Spider on their selftitled 1980 album, released on Dreamland Records inc. (2394 260)
The album was produced by Peter Coleman, who later produced Lee Aaron's 1987 album.
'Burning Love' has also been recorded by KIX on their 1983 album 'Cool Kids' released on Atlantic (7 80056-1)
and by Widow on their 1985 album 'Gone too far' released on Albatross/CBS (BFZ 39888)
The song 'Line of Fire' from the 'Call of the Wild' album, was also recorded by Rick Cua on his album 'Wear Your Colors' released on Sparrow Records (SPR 1130) in 1986.
There was plans that Lee would tour Europe with Helix in the fall of 1985.
There was also plans that Lee would tour Europe with Blue Oyster Cult in the fall of 1985.
Macleans Magazine August 5 1985
According to an interview in Swedish magazine OKEJ was there a video shot for 'Runnin' from the Fire' in early September 1985.
Lee were supposed to be special guest on Iron Maiden's british tour in Oct/Nov 1986. But Virgin Records who had just signed Lee were more interested in a new record. So Lee's participation in the tour was cancelled so that she could concentrate fully on the new album.
Music & Media Magazine September 27 1986
Krokus had plans to have Lee guesting on their song 'Hot Stuff' from their album 'The Blitz'.
After Krokus had recorded the song their record company thought it turned out great anyway, so the idea of having Lee as a guest was shelved.
Music Express #80 1984
'Voices With Heart' was a project put together by Variety Club International to raise awareness of children with disabilities. They recorded the Barry Manilow song 'I Am Your Child' that was released by Attic Records in 1986. Among the participants were Lee Aaron, Chris De Burgh, Steve Howe, KD Lang, Kim Mitchell, Brian Vollmer and many more. Unfortunately has the video been remowed from Youtube. But you can listen to the song below
Voices With Heart - I Am Your Child
Among the songs Lee and John co-wrote with Joe Lynn Turner for the 1987 Lee Aaron album were 'Powerline', 'Number One', 'Hands are Tied' and the unreleased 'Tough at the Top'.
Here's Joe Lynn Turners demo version of that song and his version of 'Number One'.
Joe Lynn Turner - Tough At The Top
Joe Lynn Turner - Number One
in 1987 Lee Aaron and band had cameos on the CBC TV series Street Legal. The episode called "A Matter of Honour" was originally aired on February 3, 1987.
Atlantic Records were about to sign Lee in USA in 1987. They actually had her on their "new releases" sheet.
'Heartbeat Of The World' from the 'Lee Aaron' album was originally written for Tina Turner.
Canadian band Sword were supposed to be special guests on Lee Aaron's summer Canadian tour in 1987.
In 1987 sang Lee back up vocals on German band Talon's rendition of the Uriah Heep classic 'Lady In Black'. The song was supposed to be released as a single but was canned in the last minute due to management and record company issues. Talon recently posted a video of the song on their facebook (Lee is not in the video though)
The 'Bodyrock' album was originally going to be called 'Heroine'. The name was changed because the record company was afraid that Heroine (female hero) could be mistaken for the drug Heroin. The name was changed after cassette pre-copies had been sent out to some european magazines.
Lee and John Albani wrote some songs with Jonathan Cain (Journey) for the 'Bodyrock' album. The songs where according to herself, -"too light for Lee Aaron to record". They have since then been recorded by japanese female artist Minako on her 1989 release 'Target'.
Minako - Heat Me Up (That's What You're Doing To Me)
Minako - Surrender
Rudolf Schenker (Scorpions) wrote a song for the 'Bodyrock' album, it didn't make it on the album though.
Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora were also supposed to write songs for the 'Bodyrock' album in the summer of 1988 but it fell through when Bon Jovi where held up in the studio with the recording of their 'New Jersey' album.
Lee were supposed to tour Europe with Norwegian band T.N.T. in 1989.
There was an european tour planned for February 1990 including dates in Germany, Scandinavia and Italy followed by a Russian tour in March.
The 'Bodyrock' tour lasted for over 1 year, from August 1989 - October 24th 1990.
The video for 'Sex with Love' was banned by YTV in Canada.
Lee were supposed to tour Europe with Ian Gillan in the fall of 1991. She instead toured with Manfred Manns Earthband. [a slightly strange combination in my opinion]
The 'Some Girls Do Tour' 91/92 consisted of 144 concerts.
Lee were supposed to tour Australia in early 1992.
The Hardrock Radio show 'Rockbox' on Swedish National Radio, had in 1991/92 the opening guitar riff from 'Some Girls Do' as the intro for the demo section.
Lee's dad plays the role of the Priest in the 'Peace On Earth' video.
Lee were supposed to appear in Helix video for the song 'Look Me Straight In The Heart'.
The video was however never recorded.
In 1999 Lee had a cameo in the second season of the action drama TV series Night Man. The episode was called "Ring of Fire".
In 2001 Lee had a cameo in the video for 'Some Things Never Fall' by Canadian punk band The Black Halos.
'Slick Chick' was originally going under the titel of 'Mood Swings'.
'Beautiful Things' was originally going under the titel of 'Faith, Hope, Truth, Love'.
Lee is cousin with Lord Worm (Dan Greening) former vocalist in Canadian Death Metal band Cryptopsy.
'Metal Queen' entered the Canadian charts at #91 on March 17,1984 and stayed in the charts until June 2,1984.
Highest position was #69 on April 14 and April 21,1984.
'Call Of The Wild' entered the Canadian charts at #96 on July 13,1985 and stayed in the charts until Sept. 28,1985.
Highest position was #86 on Aug 24, Aug 31 and Sept 7,1985.
'Lee Aaron' entered the Canadian charts at #98(?) on March 7,1987 and stayed in the charts until July 11,1987.
Highest position was #39 on May 9 and May 16,1987.
'Lee Aaron' entered the Swedish charts on March 25,1987 and stayed in the #26 spot for two weeks.
'Lee Aaron' entered the Swizz charts on March 29,1987 at #28.
'Only Human' entered the Canadian charts at #90 on March 7,1987 and stayed in the charts until June 20,1987.
Highest position was #44 on May 23,1987.
'Goin Off The Deep End' entered the Canadian charts at #95 on June 27,1987 and stayed in the charts until July 18,1987.
Highest position was #93 on July 4 and July 11,1987.
'Whatcha Do To My Body' entered the Canadian charts at #94 on Sept. 11,1989 and stayed in the charts until Jan 13,1990.
Highest position was #26 on Dec. 2,1989.
'Bodyrock' entered the Canadian charts at #80 on Oct. 9,1989 and stayed in the charts until Sept. 15,1990.
Highest position was #20 on Feb. 3,1990.
'Hands On' entered the Canadian charts at #88(?) on Dec. 9,1989 and stayed in the charts until Feb. 24,1990.
Highest position was #38 on Feb. 3,1990.
'Sweet Talk' entered the Canadian charts at #86(?) on March 24,1990 and stayed in the charts until May 5,1990.
Highest position was #66 on April 14,1990.
'Sex With Love' entered the Canadian charts at #90 on Sept. 28,1991 and stayed in the charts until Nov. 30,1991.
Highest position was #55 on Oct. 26,Nov. 2 and Nov. 9,1991.
'Some Girls Do' entered the Canadian charts at #82 on Oct. 26,1991 and stayed in the charts until May 9,1992.
Highest position was #38 on Nov. 30,1991.