10 Facts about Lemmy

Post On: December 24, 2016
By: Agustina
In: Music

Let me show you the interesting information about the English musician on Facts about Lemmy. He was born on 24th December 1945 and died on 28th December 2015. His full name is Ian Fraser Kilmister. Motorhead was a rock band founded by Lemmy, which focused on the heavy metal genre. Lemmy has unique stage performance. People always recognize him due to his impressive bass playing style, friendly muttonchops and gravel voice. Check other interesting facts about Lemmy by reading the following post below:

Facts about Lemmy 1: Lemmy as an actor

Lemmy in not only known as a musician and singer. People also recognize his performance as an actor even though he only had minor roles in television and movies.



Facts about Lemmy 2: the birthplace of Lemmy

The birthplace of Lemmy was located in Stoke-on-Trent. He was raised in North Wales.

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Facts about Lemmy 3: the influence

He cited the early Beatles as the influence of his rock and roll music. In 1960s, he became the player of some rock groups. One of them was the Rockin’ Vickers.

Facts about Lemmy 4: as a roadie

Lemmy played for the Nice and Jimi Hendrix as their roadie. In 1971, he decided to join Hawkwind, a space rock band. “Silver Machine” was the hit single of the band where Lemmy became the singing lead.

Lemmy Pic

Lemmy Pic

Facts about Lemmy 5: founded Motorhead

He established Motorhead where he served as the bassist, lead singer, frontman and songwriter after he was fired from Hawkwind.

Facts about Lemmy 6: the peak success of Motorhead

In 1980s and 1981, Motorhead had the peak success. No Sleep ’til Hammersmith was the top album peaked at the chart. “Ace of Spades” was the famous hit single from the group.

Lemmy Images

Lemmy Images

Facts about Lemmy 7: activities within Motorhead

Since 1990, Lemmy settled in Los Angeles.  In December 2015, he passed away. Before his death, he regularly had tours with Motorhead.

Facts about Lemmy 8: the lifestyle of Lemmy

Lemmy was involved in hard lifestyle. He regularly consumed amphetamines and alcohol.

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Facts about Lemmy 9: Nazi

Lemmy was considered as a controversial figure for he used the Nazi symbolism and collected various Nazi memorabilia. However, he stated that he was an anarchist or libertarian. He did not support Nazi.

Facts about Lemmy

Facts about Lemmy

Facts about Lemmy 10: the death of Lemmy

Lemmy died because of cardiac arrhythmia, congestive heart failure and prostate cancer in his apartment in Los Angeles on December 28th, 2015.

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