Motörhead

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In 1975, Lemmy (Ian Fraser Kilmister, 24 December 1945, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England; vocals/bass) was sacked from Hawkwind after being detained for five days at Canadian customs on possession charges. The last song he wrote for them was entitled ‘Motörhead’, and, after ditching an earlier suggestion, Bastard, this became the name of the band he formed with Larry Wallis of the Pink Fairies on guitar and Lucas Fox on drums. Together they made their debut supporting Greenslade at the Roundhouse, London, on 20 July 1975. A projected album for United Artists Records was shelved, although the sessions were eventually released on 1979’s On Parole. Fox left during these sessions to join Warsaw Pakt, and was replaced by ‘Philthy Animal’ Phil Taylor (b. 21 September 1954, Chesterfield, England; drums), a casual friend of Lemmy’s with no previous professional musical experience. Motörhead was a four-piece band for less than a...

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