Today, December 24, 2011, Lemmy Kilmister turns 66!
The true king of rock n roll and bass-playing hellraiser needs little introduction. Motorhead’s frontman, who it has been scientifically proven* is made up of 49% motherfucker and 51% son of a bitch, has been making records for over 45 years. This year, his band released the superb The World Is Yours and toured to support it. There’s little sign that the British music legend is going to slow down.
Lemmy is just as famous for his lifestyle as he is for his music. A notorious drinker and drug taker his life has been laid out with astonishing and often hilarious honesty in his autobiography, White Line Fever, and the documentary, Lemmy.
The first time I knew anything about Lemmy or Motorhead was as a result of the performance of the classic “Ace Of Spades” on British sitcom The Young Ones — the video of which is provided below. It was my ideal match: my favourite sitcom and hard rock!
Happy birthday, Lemmy, from all of us at Geeks of Doom!