Music Diary – 24th December

Welcome to my Music Diary – today for the 24th December!

Lemmy

A fuckin‘ merry Xmas and a POWERFUL happy birthday to Mr. Ian Fraser Kilmister, who is far better known under his nickname Lemmy! The English Rock musician, singer and bass player was born on the 24th December 1945 in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire (England). Lemmy is frontman and founder of the Heavy Metal group Motörhead.


When Lemmy and his family moved to North Wales, he started to show interest in Rock’n’Roll music. During that time he was already nicknamed „Lemmy“ and attended the Ysgol Syr Thomas Jones school in Amlwich. After leaving school he began to play guitar with several local bands. In 1965 Lemmy joined a Rock’n’Roll band called The Rockin‘ Vickers. Two years later, he got a job as a roadie for The Jimi Hendrix Experience and in 1968 a studio working with Sam Gopal by recording the album „Escalator“ followed. In 1972 Lemmy became bassist and vocalist for the London Space Rock group Hawkwind. And shortly after that, the song „Silver Machine“ reached No. 3 in the UK chart. After three years, Lemmy was sacked because of being arrested at the Canadian/US border on drug possession charged including five days in jail.


Back in the UK he founded with guitarist Larry Wallis (former member of the Pink Fairies, Steve Took’s Shagrat and UFO) and drummer Lucas Fox his own band called „Bastard“, which was renamed very soon into Motörhead (the title of the last song Lemmy had written for Hawkwind). Personal changes followed: Guitarist „Fast“ Eddie Clarke and drummer Phil „Philthy Animal“ Taylor took the places of Wallis and Fox. With this legendary line-up the success for Motörhead has begun. In 1977 the self-titled album was released and with the follow-ups „Overkill„, „Bomber“ (both 1979) and the classic album „Ace of Spades“ (1980) Motörhead became one of the most successful Heavy Metal bands. Until today, Motörhead have released over 20 studio albums and 10 live recordings – by selling over 30 million LPs worldwide.

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Music Diary – 15th September

Welcome to my Music Diary – today for the 15th September!

Pink Floyd (1975)

Pink Floyd (1975)

On the 15th September 1975 the legendary Pink Floyd album Wish You Were Here was released in the UK and topped the charts in Great Britain, USA and France. And with the song „Shine on your crazy Diamond“ the band composed a tribute to the founder member Syd Barrett.

„Wish you were Here“ was re-released all over the years in different formats (as you can see on the covers listed below). The most outstanding package is the so called „Immersion Box“ which comes with 2 CDs, 2 DVDs and 1 Blu-Ray including unreleased material and a lot of bonus collectables.

Buy recommendations (Europe/Germany):

Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (1975 - Remaster)  Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (Experience Edition) Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (Immersion Box)

Buy recommendations (Rest of the World/USA):

Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (1975 - Remaster)  Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (Experience Edition) Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (Immersion Box)

Music Diary – 6th September

Welcome to my music diary – today for the 6th September!

Roger Waters

Roger Waters ( born on 6th September 1943)

Today in 1943 Mr. George Roger Waters was born in Great Bookham, UK. He was the singer, songwriter and bassist of the Rock band Pink Floyd, which was founded in 1965 by Syd Barrett, Nick Mason, Richard Wright and Waters. In 1967 guitarist David Gilmoure completed the line up and after the leaving of Syd Barrett in 1968, Roger Waters replaced Barrett as the principal lyricist. After this change Pink Floyd became more and more one of the most successful bands in Rock history. Albums like „The Dark Side of the Moon„, „Wish you were here„, „Animals“ and „The Wall“ hit the charts worldwide. In 1985 and after twenty years Roger Waters left Pink Floyd and started his solo career.

Buy recommendations (Europe/Germany):
Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon (1973) Pink Floyd - The Wall (1979) Pink Floyd - Echoes (2001)

Buy recommendations (USA):
Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon (1973) Pink Floyd - The Wall (1979) Pink Floyd - Echoes (2001)