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There are two artist under name Lemmy:

1. Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister (born Ian Fraiser Kilmister, December 24, 1945, also known as Ian Fraiser Willis, Lemmy the Lurch or “God”) is an English bass player and singer. He is known primarily as the founding member and leader of the heavy metal band Motörhead. His unmistakable appearance, with his facial totem moles, sideburn to moustache connection (now known universally as “The Lemmy”), and gravelly voice have made him a cult figure known well beyond the world of rock music.

Lemmy was born in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire and raised in Anglesey, Wales. His father, a clergyman, left the family when Lemmy was three months old; the experience helped to imbue a deep hatred of religion in Lemmy and this is reflected in a number of his songs.

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1960-1970: Early years
In Stockport, he joined local bands The Rainmakers then The Motown Sect, who enjoyed three years playing northern clubs. Wanting to progress further, in 1965 he joined The Rockin’ Vickers[8] who signed a deal with CBS and released three singles and toured Europe, reportedly being the first British band to visit Yugoslavia. With the band living in a Manchester flat, he had a relationship with a girl named Tracy who bore him a son, Paul, although it would not be until the boy was 6 that Lemmy had any involvement with the child.[4]

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