December 24: Lemmy was born in 1945

“A jumbo jet taking off from LAX is like 30 smokers smoking 200 cigarettes a day for 30 fuckin’ years. And they want me to stop smoking THIS?! fuck off”
~Lemmy

We recorded his track in Los Angeles in maybe two takes about a year and a half ago. Until then I’d never met what I’d call a real rock ‘n’ roll hero before. Fuck Elvis and Keith Richards, Lemmy’s the king of rock ‘n’ roll – he told me he never considered Motörhead a metal band, he was quite adamant. Lemmy’s a living, breathing, drinking and snorting fucking legend. No one else comes close.
~Dave Grohl

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“There is no x metal , no y metal , no pussy metal… Heavy metal is rock’n’roll.”
~Lemmy

Nice tribute video:

Ace of Spades:

From Wikipedia:

Ian Fraser “Lemmy” Kilmister (born 24 December 1945 in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England) is an English rock musician.

He is best known as the lead vocalist, bassist, principal songwriter and the founding and sole constant member of the rock band Motörhead as well as a former member of Hawkwind. His appearance, including his friendly mutton chops, prominent facial moles, and gravelly voice, has made him a cult icon.

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I Don’t Believe A Word:

For many, heavy metal is personified by a single person — unforgettable Motörhead bassist/shouter Lemmy.
~Gerg Prato (allmusic.com)


Ace of Spades (1980):
 Album of the day:

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Other  December 24:

Lee Dorsey was born in 1924

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Irving Lee Dorsey (December 24, 1924 – December 2, 1986) was an African American pop/R&B singer during the 1960s. Much of his work was produced by Allen Toussaint with instrumentalbacking provided by the Meters.

-Egil