Many a rock and roll artist is known by a single name only: Bono, Sting, Ozzie, etc. And then there's the one and only Lemmy. Born on this day 64 years ago as Ian Fraser Kilmister, he would grow up to play guitar in several fairly under the radar bands and roadie for The Jimi Hendrix Experience and The Nice until he joined the vastly under appreciated British band Hawkwind on bass in '71. A drug bust in '75 led to him being fired from that band and he formed his own band originally called Bastard. His manager informed him that this name might be a bit of impediment to commercial success and Lemmy changed the name of the band to the last song he had written for Hawkwind: Motörhead, which is a great song and although not entirely seasonal, does at least mention "Christmas" in the lyrics.
Since we are smack dab in the midst of Yule season, I thought I'd also add something quite seasonal.Merry Christmas Eve to all and Happy Birthday to Lemmy!