Paul Bruce Dickinson, 7 August 1958, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England. Dickinson left the heavy metal band Samson to join pioneering contemporaries Iron Maiden, replacing Paul DiAnno in 1981. By the following year Dickinson had fully established himself within the line-up through his performances on the road and on 1982s UK number 1 album, The Number Of The Beast. Iron Maiden went on to become one of the most popular heavy metal bands in the world, with spectacular live shows and a run of hit singles and albums. At the start of the 90s, Dickinson began to branch out from the band. His aspirations to become a novelist were realized in his comic-novel, The Adventures Of Lord Iffy Boatrace, a substandard attempt in the style of Tom Sharpe. However, legions of Iron Maiden fans propelled the book into the bestseller lists. In the same year, Dickinsons solo album, Tattooed Millionaire, reached number 14 in the UK album charts, while the title track...
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