Ian Fraser “Lemmy” Kilmister was born on December 24, 1945, in Stoke-on-Trent and died on December 28, 2015.
He was an English musician, singer and songwriter.
Lemmy was best known as the lead vocalist, bassist, principal songwriter and the founding and sole constant member of the heavy metal band Motörhead as well as being a former member of Hawkwind.
Ian music was a distinctive part of the heavy metal genre.
Lemmy was best known for his appearance (including his friendly mutton chops) and his distinctively gravelly voice.
He had many minor roles in film, video games and television.
Ian was influenced by rock and roll and the early Beatles, which led to him playing in several rock groups in the 1960s, including the Rockin’ Vickers.
Lemmy worked as a roadie for Jimi Hendrix and the Nice, before joining the space rock band Hawkwind in 1971, singing lead on their hit “Silver Machine”.
When Hawkwind fired him, Ian founded Motörhead as lead singer, bassist, songwriter and frontman.
The group Motörhead’s success peaked in 1980 and 1981 and included the hit single “Ace of Spades”.
He continued to record and tour regularly with Motörhead until his death in December 2015.
He also had drug abuse issues.
In 2002, he released his autobiography ‘White Line Fever’.
Lemmy passed away at 70 years old due to cancer.