Bruce Dickinson

With his operatic vocal style, multi-octave range, and theatrical stage presence, Bruce Dickinson cemented his place in heavy metal history as Iron Maiden's longest-running frontman. He also launched a parallel solo career, earning four Top 40 hits in the UK during the 1990s. Born in Worksop, England, on August 7, 1958, he kickstarted his career as frontman of the British metal band Samson, handling vocals on early releases like 1980's Head On (which reached number 34 in the UK) and 1981's Shock Tactics. He then left Samson's roster and joined Iron Maiden. Dickinson's first appearance with the band was 1982's The Number of the Beast, an iconic and globally successful release that reached Number 1 in the UK and number 33 in the US. Dickinson's vocals quickly became a signature part of Iron Maiden's sound, and the band returned to the top of the UK charts with multiple follow-ups over the decades that followed, including 1988's Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, 1992's Fear of the Dark, 2010's The Final Frontier, and 2015's The Book of Souls. He also enjoyed success as a solo artist, reaching number 18 on the UK Singles Chart with his debut single, 1990's "Tattooed Millionaire," and returning to the Top 40 later that year with a cover of "All the Young Dudes." Although most of Dickinson's solo releases failed to rival the commercial success of Iron Maiden's catalog, he did reach a new level of renown with 2024's The Mandrake Project, which reached number 3 in the UK while simultaneously topping the charts in Austria, Germany, and Sweden.

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