December 24: The late great 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, died 28 December 2015) was 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 & Hallgeir