2011 – Iron Maiden’s Number Of The Beast narrator Barry Clayton passes away on This Day in Rock History! From: NME.COM First For Music News December 30, 2011 16:33 Iron Maiden’s Number Of The Beast narrator Barry Clayton passes away Barry Clayton, the man behind the spoken word introduction to Iron Maiden’s classic 1982 album […]
2009 – People tried to gate crash an Iron Maiden concert in Bogota on This Day in Rock! Colombian police arrested more than 100 people after stones were thrown hours before the group were due to perform. In a statement posted on the band’s website, Rod Smallwood said: “We abhor the inane behaviour of a […]
2008 – Singer Bruce Dickinson from Iron Maiden was one of the pilots who flew specially chartered flights after 85,000 tourists were stranded in the US, the Caribbean, Africa and Europe after Britain’s third-largest tour operator went into administration. The singer, who had worked for the airline Astraeus for nine years, took up flying during […]
2005 – Metal DJ “Tommy Vance” dies from a stroke. His claim to fame is a a Rock show played on Friday nights for the BBC. Introduced by “Radio One” introduced audiences to the New British wave of Heavy Metal bands. Bands like Iron Maiden and Def Leppard. Tommy Vance, born Richard Anthony Crispian Francis […]
1993 – Iron Maiden’s air-raid siren, Bruce Dickinson, announces that he’s leaving the group in order to pursue a solo career. He returns to the fold in 1999.
1957 – Steve Harris (Iron Maiden) is born this day in rock!
1957 – Born on this day, Clive Burr, Iron Maiden, (1982 UK No.1 album ‘The Number Of The Beast’, 1991 UK No.1 single ‘Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter’). Clive Burr (born 8 March 1957, East Ham, East London) was the drummer in the British band Iron Maiden. Previously a member of Samson, Burr joined […]
1954 – Nicko McBrain drummer for Iron Maiden is born on This Day in Rock! Maiden had the 1991 UK No.1 single “Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter” and the US Top 40 “Run to the Hills”.