There have been few folks in onerous music as immediately recognizable and broadly revered because the late, nice Lemmy Kilmister.
The icon was born Ian Fraser Kilmister on Dec. 24, 1945 in Staffordshire, England. He performed in a few native bands when he was younger, earlier than changing into a roadie for the Jimi Hendrix Expertise in 1967.
“He was magic. He simply stole the present, and I wished to be enjoying that sort of music,” Kilmister later informed Louder Than Battle of seeing Hendrix play.
And that he did.
Kilmister had a stint because the bassist and vocalist for the band Hawkwind, however was later dismissed after being arrested for drug possession on the Canadian border.
Upon shedding his position in Hawkwind, the rocker went on to kind Motorhead, the place he remained the frontman and sole constant member till his demise in 2015. He died simply days after his seventieth birthday on account of an aggressive type of most cancers.
However he pushed till the very finish. Motorhead had toured moderately extensively all through 2015, and guitarist Phil Campbell mirrored on his perspective towards the top. “Lem performed, mainly, like he wished to do so long as he presumably might.”
Take a look at the photographs beneath to see the one and solely Lemmy Kilmister by way of the years.