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Why did Steve Harris fire Clive Burr ?

Discussion in 'Maiden Chat' started by johnglen, Sep 22, 2015.

  1. GhostofCain

    GhostofCain Ancient Mariner

    I have said it before and would say it again. I got this information right from someone who has had access to a copy of the death certificate. According to the information, it seems that Ronald Ernest Bertram Burr died on Christmas day - 25 Dec 1982 in the East Ham Memorial Hospital Forest Gate, and Clive, his son, was the informant.

    There is no way the death date is wrong. ;)
  2. Zare

    Zare Dream of broken citadels

    So, Clive was doing daily coke. The others didn't like it, I guess Harris primarily, and he was approached multiple times, failed to quit the habit, and laid off. Although Clive's playing wasn't affected, vague statements about partying and Bruce's comments of him playing slower than usual, etc. were given as a method of concealing the cocaine subject and make it sound more like the usual booze. Clive could only deny that he was playing badly, he couldn't deny the 'going out part', and say they're full of bullshit cause Harris wants to play with McBrain, then the full truth would come out immediately. The story about his fathers death comes from a recent interview, a long long time after these events happened, we can attribute it to distorted memory easily.
  3. Welsh Phantom

    Welsh Phantom Educated Fool

    Found this old interview ;)

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  4. saw an interview with Bernie Torme where he says Clive put his money up his nose
  5. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

  6. Welsh Phantom

    Welsh Phantom Educated Fool

    Ahhhh...... great minds think alike then ;)
  7. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

    Some just think faster.
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