FUN FACTS: The Soundhouse Tapes recorded as a five piece?

Outside the local pub, The Clarendon Arms Iron Maiden, December 31st 1978, right next to Spaceward Studios were The Soundhouse Tapes were recorded. From left to right: Paul Di'Anno, Paul Cairns with his dog, Nelson, Dave Murray, Steve Harris and Doug Sampson.

Iron Maiden outside The Clarendon Arms, December 31st 1978, right next to Spaceward Studios were The Soundhouse Tapes were recorded. From left to right: Paul Di’Anno, Paul Cairns (with his dog, Nelson), Dave Murray, Steve Harris and Doug Sampson. Photo: Spaceward Studios

The official story is that the legendary Spaceward demo was Iron Maiden‘s only recording as a four piece. Recent information suggest that it isn’t really so.

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FEATURE FRIDAY: Maiden Exits

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Besides Steve Harris, only two members in the history of Iron Maiden have never left the band. Do you know who? Read on for a guide to Maiden’s numerous line-up changes, as we take a look at the people who fell by the wayside. From Doug Sampson to Blaze Bayley, here are the “Maiden Exits”, and why they happened.

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