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24th December 1945

Lemmy Kilmister

British singer-songwriter

Ian Fraser Kilmister, better known as Lemmy, was an English musician and singer-songwriter who founded and fronted the rock band Motörhead. His music was one of the foundations of the heavy metal genre. He was known for his appearance, his distinctive gravelly, "rasp[y]" singing voice, which "...was one of the most recognisable voices in rock", and his way of singing, looking up towards "...a towering microphone tilted down into his weather-beaten face". He was also known for his unmistakable bass playing style, in which he used his Rickenbacker bass to create an "overpowered, distorted rhythmic rumble". Another unique aspect of Lemmy's bass sound is that he often played power chords using growling overdriven Marshall tube bass stacks. Alongside his music career, he also had many minor roles and cameo appearances in film and television.

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  • Lived from
    1945 - 2015 (Died age 70)
  • Birthday:
    24th December 1945
  • Gender:
    Male
  • Star Sign:
    Capricorn
  • Place of Birth:
    Burslem
  • Country:
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland