Download Iron Maiden Logo – Iron Maiden is a British heavy metal founded in 1975 by bassist and only original member Steve Harris . After several auditions and several lineup changes, it settled with vocalist Paul Di’Anno , guitarists Dave Murray and Dennis Stratton and drummer Clive Burr . They released their debut self-titled in 1980, quickly becoming one of the most representative of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal . Later that same year, Stratton was replaced by guitarist Adrian Smith , who published the successful and consistent Killers (1981), singer Bruce Dickinson replaced to Di’Anno, marking the beginning of a series of releases of impact entering at the top (Top 10) of the bestseller lists.
The story of Iron Maiden part in the year 1971 , when Steve Harris inspired by bands like Wishbone Ash , Thin Lizzy , UFO , Black Sabbath , Jethro Tull , Genesis , King Crimson , The Who and Deep Purple , among others, acquired a copy of Fender Precision Bass for about 40 pounds, and after leaving the choice of battery, for which he did not have enough space. Initially Steve also had the illusion of being player of football of West Ham , however, after some thought began to devote all his efforts to his other great passion, music . This led to the formation of a musical group that called Gypsy’s Kiss in 1972, whose first gig was at the legendary Cart & Horses in Maryland Point, Stratford .