Original Motörhead Guitarist Larry Wallis Dead At 70

English rock band Motörhead‘s first guitarist Larry Wallis has died at the age of 70.

The news of Wallis’ death was announced on the band’s website, although the cause was not revealed.

The English guitarist, songwriter and producer was also associated with Shagrat, Blodwyn Pig, the Pink Fairies and UFO.

Wallis began his music career in 1970 as a member of Shagrat. From there, he moved on to Blodwyn Pig, which was followed by stints at UFO and the Pink Fairies.

Wallis co-founded Motörhead in June 1975 with bassist, singer, and songwriter Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister and drummer Lucas Fox.

After co-writing “Vibrator,” one of the stand up tracks on the album On Parole, Wallis left the group in 1976.

In the 1980s, Wallis became a successful record producer at punk and New Wave label Stiff Records.

In all of his career, Wallis released only one solo album – Death in the Guitafternoon in 2001.

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