A sad day indeed Scoop. Lemmy kept the flame alive when rock was out in the cold. A pioneer, innovator and an original, he goes right back to the roots of British prog and heavy metal. I saw Hawkwind live at Glastonbury in 1979, where they bounced lasers off the Tor playing out with Silver Machine at midnight. It was spectacular and felt like we were actually in a spaceship! Alas Lemmy had already left for Motorhead, a band which crossed boundaries, liked by the Punks as well as the rockers and inspired the new wave of heavy rock across the world. The band say it best on their site "There is no easy way to say this…our mighty, noble friend Lemmy passed away today".
Nice sentiments, Woodsy, and what sounds like a great memory of watching Hawkwind, and at the legendary Glastonbury too.I think most old rockers like us will be listening to Motorhead's, Ace of Spades too at some point during the day."You know I'm born to lose, and gambling's for fools,But that's the way I like it Baby,I don't want to live forever,And don't forget the Joker!"