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Ian Fraser Kilmister (24 December 1945 – 28 December 2015), better known as Lemmy or Lemmy Kilmister, was an English musician. He was the founder, lead singer, bassist and primary songwriter of the rock band Motörhead, of which he was the only continuous member, and a member of Hawkwind from 1971 to 1975. A foundational force in the genre following the advent of the new wave of British heavy metal, Lemmy was known for his appearance, which included his signature friendly mutton chops, his military-influenced fashion sense and his gravelly rasp of a voice. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lemmy has received more than 10,824,761 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Lemmy is the 46th most popular musician (up from 63rd in 2019), the 235th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 313th in 2019) and the 18th most popular British Musician.

Lemmy is most famous for being the lead singer of the rock band Motorhead.

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  • 11M

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  • 69.76

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 60

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.89

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.98

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Lemmy ranks 46 out of 2,662Before him are Brian Jones, Maurice Gibb, Benny Andersson, John Deacon, B.B. King, and Sting. After him are Vladimir Horowitz, Brian Wilson, Bruce Springsteen, David Gilmour, Roger Waters, and Isaac Albéniz.

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Among people born in 1945, Lemmy ranks 16Before him are Eric Clapton, Tom Selleck, Daniel Ortega, Helen Mirren, Björn Ulvaeus, and Jupp Heynckes. After him are Wim Wenders, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Eddy Merckx, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Ritchie Blackmore, and Yoshinori Ohsumi. Among people deceased in 2015, Lemmy ranks 14Before him are Christopher Lee, Terry Pratchett, Tomas Tranströmer, Helmut Schmidt, B.B. King, and Anita Ekberg. After him are Laura Antonelli, Nicholas Winton, Henning Mankell, Süleyman Demirel, Kim Young-sam, and Josef Masopust.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Lemmy ranks 235 out of 7,765Before him are Sting (1951), Alcuin (735), Francis Galton (1822), Benjamin Disraeli (1804), Lady Jane Grey (1537), and Peter O'Toole (1932). After him are Roger Penrose (1931), Harold Wilson (1916), Edward Burnett Tylor (1832), William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin (1824), John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh (1842), and John Law (1671).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Lemmy ranks 18Before him are Jeff Beck (1944), Roger Taylor (1949), Cat Stevens (1948), Brian Jones (1942), John Deacon (1951), and Sting (1951). After him are David Gilmour (1946), Roger Waters (1943), Jimmy Page (1944), Ritchie Blackmore (1945), Syd Barrett (1946), and Jon Lord (1941).