MOTORHEAD guitarist “Fast” Eddie Clarke has died at 67

Motörhead and Fastway guitarist “Fast” Eddie Clarke has died at the age of 67.

According to Motörhead's Facebook page, he had pneumonia and died peacefully in hospital.

Edward Allan Clarke was born in Twickenham, London on October 5th 1950.  He played with Curtis Knight and Zeus early in his career.

Clarke joined Motörhead in March 1976, after auditioning as a second guitarist.  When original guitarist Larry Wallis left to join The Pink Fairies during the recording of the band's debut album they remained a trio.

Clarke left Motörhead in 1982 after tensions rose within the band during the recording (and his production of) the Iron Fist album.  He would go on to form Fastway with members of UFO and Humble Pie.  Clarke's last gig with Motörhead took place at the New York Palladium in May, 1982.  He would later reunite with Lemmy on-stage in 2014.

Clarke was the last surviving member of the “classic” Motörhead lineup. Phil "Philty Animal" Taylor died of liver failure in November 2015, with Lemmy succumbing to cancer the following month.

Fast Eddie was vocalist on a hand full of Motörhead songs including "I'm Your Witch Doctor" below.

 
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