His career in music was long and in many ways outstanding. After being a band member of several 60s rock groups he became a roadie to "Jimi Hendrix and The Nice, before joining the space rock band Hawkwind in 1972, singing lead on their hit "Silver Machine".
After being fired from Hawkwind, he founded Motörhead as lead singer, bassist, songwriter and band leader recording and touring regularly.
Born in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent Lemmy kept his accent to the end. It is easy to imagine him saying 'oh well I had a good run'.
Play loud and live hard was the band's motto - “If we moved in next door to you, your lawn would die,” Lemmy once claimed.
Love him or loathe him there was only one Lemmy and fans are mourning his death.
Check out the Telegraph's full obituary here