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Ian Fraser Kilmister (24 December 1945 – 28 December 2015), better known as Lemmy, was an English musician who was the founder, lead singer, bassist, primary songwriter, and only continuous member of the rock band Motörhead. A foundational force in the genre following the advent of the new wave of British heavy metal, he was known for his appearance, which included his signature friendly mutton chops, his military-influenced fashion sense, and his gravelly rasp of a voice that was once declared "one of the most recognisable voices in rock". He was also noted for his unique way of singing, which was once described as "looking up towards a towering microphone tilted down into his weather-beaten face". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lemmy has received more than 9,766,909 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Lemmy is the 63rd most popular musician (down from 57th in 2019), the 314th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 281st in 2019) and the 23rd most popular British Musician.

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

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Among musicians, Lemmy ranks 63 out of 2,675Before him are Mstislav Rostropovich, Robert Johnson, Pablo Casals, Syd Barrett, Glenn Gould, and Pablo de Sarasate. After him are Antônio Carlos Jobim, Iggy Pop, Chet Baker, Alexander Glazunov, Sviatoslav Richter, and Goran Bregović.

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Among people born in 1945, Lemmy ranks 21Before him are Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Wim Wenders, Ritchie Blackmore, Patrick Modiano, Daniel Ortega, and Yoshinori Ohsumi. After him are Björn Ulvaeus, Rod Stewart, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Ian Gillan, Ehud Olmert, and Goldie Hawn. Among people deceased in 2015, Lemmy ranks 16Before him are Tomas Tranströmer, B.B. King, Anita Ekberg, Henning Mankell, Süleyman Demirel, and Helmut Schmidt. After him are Leonard Nimoy, Josef Masopust, Kim Young-sam, Maya Plisetskaya, Kenan Evren, and Ulrich Beck.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Lemmy ranks 314 out of 6,924Before him are Jeremy Irons (1948), Eadweard Muybridge (1830), Ken Miles (1918), Angela Lansbury (1925), Joseph Lister (1827), and Pelagius (360). After him are Princess Alice of the United Kingdom (1843), David II of Scotland (1324), George Everest (1790), G. K. Chesterton (1874), Daniel Day-Lewis (1957), and Bernie Ecclestone (1930).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Lemmy ranks 23Before him are Jon Lord (1941), Ritchie Blackmore (1945), Roger Taylor (1949), John Deacon (1951), Brian Jones (1942), and Syd Barrett (1946). After him are Stuart Sutcliffe (1940), Richard Wright (1943), Angus Young (1955), Robert Fripp (1946), John Dowland (1563), and Sid Vicious (1957).