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Ian "Lemmy" Frasier Kilmister arrived in this world on Christmas Eve, 1945 and exited it four days after it in 2015. The founder and front man for Motorhead, was and will remain a heavy metal icon. Also born on 12/24, Henry Vestine of Canned Heat (1944)and Jan Akkerman, the guitarist that co-founded Focus, the group that had a left field hit with the 1973 wild instrumental Hocus Pocus. On this night in 1964 the Beatles performed a Christmas show at the Hammersmith Odeon in London.