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Original Motörhead guitarist, Larry Wallis dies at age 70

News 23/09/2019

The first guitarist of Motörhead, Larry Wallis has passed away at the age of 70.

Wallis was a British prog and metal veteran when he first joined Motörhead. He was a part of Steve Peregrin Took's Shagrat band (after he left T-Rex). 

Wallis wrote and co-wrote a total of four songs on Motörhead's debut album, On Parole. However, his departure from the band was a bitter one because the band's record company refused to release the album. The album was eventually released three years later in 1979 after Wallis left.

Wallis fronted Pink Fairies and became a Stiff Records producer after Motörhead. He also produced two albums for punk singer Wreckless Eric.

When Pink Fairies broke up in 1987, the guitarist went on to release three albums with The Deviants.