Quick birthday shout out to the living legend, influence, and distant mentor to so many of us. Cheers, and UP THE IRONS!!! Long-time fan and bassist in an Iron Maiden tribute band \m/, ,\m/ Are you an Iron Maiden fan? If you like, share your first Iron Maiden experience, or even 'watershed' moment! Mine: Hangin' with friends one night in 1988, and (along with who would be known today as 'The Big 4', plus quite a few more) was introduced to Iron Maiden; specifically, the "Powerslave" and "Seventh Son of a Seventh Son" albums. VERY soon thereafter, a viewing of the "Live After Death" videocassette... within a very short time, saving whatever paper route money I could, I'd had all cassettes available up to that time (Iron Maiden, Killers, Maiden Japan, Number of the Beast, Piece of Mind, Powerslave, Live After Death, Somewhere In Time, Seventh Son of a Seventh Son). ...and here I am today to tell you about it... (...and to think, at the time, I was very much a late-comer into metal!) Cheers, you guys!