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Lineups, Live Songs and Productivity in the 1970s

Discussion in 'Commentary Discussion' started by Forostar, Dec 8, 2016.

  1. Forostar

    Forostar Ancient Mariner

    @lira, you shared this overview somewhere else (Iron Maiden Pub - facebook) and I hope you don't mind that we can disclose this on Maidenfans as well. First I thought about doing it here and/or here, but then I thought that the seventies deserve a place of their own. It would be great to build a chronological list of dates, with as much of the following info as possible:

    city / name venue / address (location) venue / current state venue (what happened to it; is it still more or less the same / is it still accessible) / line-up / setlist

    But this serves as a good beginning. If you have (or anyone else has) additional information and sources (or credits) for the following info, please do share! Here we go:

    - - - - - - -
    I: '75-'76 / Lineup: Paul Day, Terry Rance, Dave Sullivan, Steve Harris, Ron Matthews
    [​IMG]
    = = = = = = =
    "pre" KILLERS:
    1. Wrathchild
    2. Another Life
    3. Innocent Exile
    4. Floating
    5. Drifter

    "pre" IRON MAIDEN:
    1. Transylvania
    2. Strange World
    3. Iron Maiden

    "pre" SINGLE songs:
    1. Burning Ambition
    2. I've Got the Fire

    Non-recorded songs:
    1. Jailbreak
    2. Smoke On the Water
    3. Rock Candy
    4. Simple Man
    - - - - - - -


    - - - - - - -
    II: '76 / Lineup: Dennis Willcock, Terry Rance, Dave Sullivan, Steve Harris, Ron Matthews
    "pre" KILLERS:
    1. Wrathchild
    2. Another Life
    3. Innocent Exile
    4. Floating
    5. Drifter

    "pre" IRON MAIDEN:
    1. Prowler
    2. Transylvania
    3. Strange World
    4. Iron Maiden

    "pre" SINGLE songs:
    1. Burning Ambition
    2. I've Got the Fire

    Non-recorded songs:
    1. (She's a) Striker
    - - - - - - -


    - - - - - - -
    III: '76-'77 / Lineup: Dennis Willcock, Dave Murray, Bob Sawyer, Steve Harris, Ron Matthews
    [​IMG]
    = = = = = = =
    "pre" KILLERS:
    1. Wrathchild
    2. Another Life
    3. Innocent Exile
    4. Floating
    5. Drifter

    "pre" IRON MAIDEN:
    1. Prowler
    2. Transylvania
    3. Strange World
    4. Charlotte the Harlot
    5. Iron Maiden

    "pre" SINGLE songs:
    1. Burning Ambition
    2. Sanctuary
    3. Invasion
    4. I've Got the Fire

    Non-recorded songs:
    1. Highway Road In Time
    - - - - - - -


    - - - - - - -
    IV: '77-'78 / Lineup: Dennis Willcock, Terry Wapram, Steve Harris, Barry Purkis, Tony Moore
    [​IMG]
    = = = = = = =
    "pre" KILLERS:
    1. The Ides of March
    2. Wrathchild
    3. Another Life
    4. Innocent Exile
    5. Prodigal Son
    6. Floating
    7. Drifter

    "pre" IRON MAIDEN:
    1. Prowler
    2. Transylvania
    3. Strange World
    4. Charlotte the Harlot
    5. Iron Maiden

    "pre" SINGLE songs:
    1. Burning Ambition
    2. Sanctuary
    - - - - - - -


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    V: '78 / Lineup: Dennis Willcock, Dave Murray, Steve Harris, Barry Purkis
    "pre" KILLERS:
    1. The Ides of March
    2. Wrathchild
    3. Another Life
    4. Innocent Exile
    5. Prodigal Son
    6. Floating
    7. Drifter

    "pre" IRON MAIDEN:
    1. Prowler
    2. Phantom of the Opera
    3. Transylvania
    4. Strange World
    5. Charlotte the Harlot
    6. Iron Maiden

    "pre" SINGLE songs:
    1. Burning Ambition
    2. Sanctuary
    3. I've Got the Fire
    - - - - - - -


    - - - - - - -
    VI: '78-'79 Lineup: Paul Di'Anno, Dave Murray, Paul Cairns, Steve Harris, Doug Sampson
    [​IMG]
    = = = = = = =
    "pre" KILLERS:
    1. The Ides of March
    2. Wrathchild
    3. Another Life
    4. Innocent Exile
    5. Prodigal Son
    6. Drifter

    "pre" IRON MAIDEN:
    1. Prowler
    2. Transylvania
    3. Strange World
    4. Charlotte the Harlot
    5. Iron Maiden

    "pre" SINGLE songs:
    1. Burning Ambition
    2. Sanctuary
    3. Invasion
    4. I've Got the Fire

    Non-recorded songs:
    1. Doctor, Doctor (?)
    - - - - - - -


    - - - - - - -
    VII: '79 / Lineup: Paul Di'Anno, Dave Murray, Tony Parsons, Steve Harris, Doug Sampson
    [​IMG]
    = = = = = = =
    "pre" KILLERS:
    1. The Ides of March
    2. Wrathchild
    3. Another Life
    4. Innocent Exile
    5. Drifter

    "pre" IRON MAIDEN:
    1. Prowler
    2. Remember Tomorrow
    3. Running Free
    4. Phantom of the Opera
    5. Transylvania
    6. Strange World
    7. Charlotte the Harlot
    8. Iron Maiden

    "pre" SINGLE songs:
    1. Sanctuary
    2. Invasion
    3. I've Got the Fire

    Non-recorded songs:
    1. Ain't Talkin' About Love
    - - - - - - -


    - - - - - - -
    VIII: '79-'80 / Lineup: Paul Di'Anno, Dave Murray, Dennis Stratton, Steve Harris, Clive Burr
    [​IMG]
    = = = = = = =
    Intros:
    1. The Ides of March

    "pre" KILLERS:
    1. Wrathchild
    2. Another Life
    3. Innocent Exile
    4. Killers
    5. Drifter

    IRON MAIDEN:
    1. Prowler
    2. Remember Tomorrow
    3. Running Free
    4. Phantom of the Opera
    5. Transylvania
    6. Strange World
    7. Charlotte the Harlot
    8. Iron Maiden

    SINGLE songs:
    1. Sanctuary
    2. I've Got the Fire
    - - - - - - -


    PRODUCTIVITY

    Line-ups and new self written songs that were played live*:
    I: '75-'76 / Lineup: Paul Day, Terry Rance, Dave Sullivan, Steve Harris, Ron Matthews
    1. Wrathchild
    2. Another Life
    3. Innocent Exile
    4. Floating
    5. Drifter
    6. Transylvania
    7. Strange World
    8. Iron Maiden
    9. Burning Ambition

    The first lineup was by far the most productive lineup before Bruce Dickinson joined the band: 1975-September 1981!

    It can even be argued that this lineup was more productive than the people who wrote The Number of the Beast album because one of this album's songs (half) existed as an Urchin track (22 Acacia Avenue). By this reasoning:

    The first lineup was the most productive lineup before Nicko McBrain joined the band in 1983: 1975-December 1982!


    II: '76 / Lineup: Dennis Willcock, Terry Rance, Dave Sullivan, Steve Harris, Ron Matthews
    1. Prowler

    III: '76-'77 / Lineup: Dennis Willcock, Dave Murray, Bob Sawyer, Steve Harris, Ron Matthews
    1. Charlotte the Harlot
    2. Sanctuary
    3. Invasion
    4. Highway Road in Time

    IV: '77-'78 / Lineup: Dennis Willcock, Terry Wapram, Steve Harris, Barry Purkis, Tony Moore
    1. The Ides of March
    2. Prodigal Son

    V: '78 / Lineup: Dennis Willcock, Dave Murray, Steve Harris, Barry Purkis
    1. Phantom of the Opera:

    *Maiden were already working on Phantom of the Opera with the previous lineup. To be precise, Tony Moore said that Steve, Terry Wrapham and himself worked on it. Source: Iron Maiden: 30 Years of the Beast: The Complete Unauthorised Biography by Paul Stenning. The problem is that I'm not sure if they played it live with that lineup. I'll try to find out more about this. If they played it live, then this lineup did not create and play new songs, just like the next one.

    VI: '78-'79 Lineup: Paul Di'Anno, Dave Murray, Paul Cairns, Steve Harris, Doug Sampson
    No new live songs

    VII: '79 / Lineup: Paul Di'Anno, Dave Murray, Tony Parsons, Steve Harris, Doug Sampson
    1. Remember Tomorrow
    2. Running Free

    VIII: '79-'80 / Lineup: Paul Di'Anno, Dave Murray, Dennis Stratton, Steve Harris, Clive Burr

    1. Killers
     
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2016
  2. Niall Kielt

    Niall Kielt Pulled Her At The Bottle Top

    Id fuckin love to hear their version of Aint Talkin Bout Love. Great info. I knew some Killers songs pre dated songs from the debut but Im surprised to see quite how many.
     
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  3. Forostar

    Forostar Ancient Mariner

    Added "Productivity" to opening post. Find out which songs were brought in (and how many) by every seventies lineup.
     
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2016
  4. Travis The Dragon

    Travis The Dragon GO PACK GO!!!

    Thanks for all of this Foro! The fact that someone took pics of those really early lineups and still has them is quite amazing.
     
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  5. Forostar

    Forostar Ancient Mariner

    Cheers. Credits go to Lira who collected the info. I put it in one post and I made the "productivity" overview from it.
     
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2016
  6. Travis The Dragon

    Travis The Dragon GO PACK GO!!!

    Oh, for sure. Thank you very much Lira!
     
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  7. Niall Kielt

    Niall Kielt Pulled Her At The Bottle Top

    Highway Road in Time is totally new to me. Is it mentioned in the bio you mention? Is there any other info on it? To me its intersting that it disappeared considering that all those other early songs materialised in recorded form. Any chance its a Deep Purple medley?
     
  8. Forostar

    Forostar Ancient Mariner

    I read on Maiden77 facebook it is an original but the exact sources are not disclosed overthere. I hope @lira will provide us more background on the information.
     
  9. srfc

    srfc Nomad

    I think the music for Highway Road in Time was reused for Black Bart Blues
     
  10. srfc

    srfc Nomad

    Is this Thin Lizzy's Jailbreak?
     
  11. SixesAlltheway

    SixesAlltheway Yacht Rock

    *Nevermind. Saw this was posted in another thread.
     
  12. srfc

    srfc Nomad

    Also, is Prodigal Son correct?

    Was that not a newly written song for the Killers album that was never played live?
     
  13. Niall Kielt

    Niall Kielt Pulled Her At The Bottle Top

    Never heard this before, interesting. Where did you hear that?
     
  14. srfc

    srfc Nomad

    I think Nicko says it on the Listen With Nicko from the Can I Play With Madness/Evil that Men Do ep from the first ten years.

    EDIT: I just listened to that listen with Nicko and he does not mention it. I can't remember where I got that information from but it must have been somewhere else, it may be one of the biographies?
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2017
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