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Encyclopedia > Dave Murray (musician)
Dave Murray

Dave Murray live in Barcelona, November 30, 2006
Born December 23, 1958 (1958-12-23) (age 48)
Edmonton, London, England
Genre(s) Heavy metal
Affiliation(s) Iron Maiden
Label(s) EMI
Notable guitars Fender Stratocaster
Years active 1975–present

David Michael Murray (born December 23, 1958 in Edmonton, London) is an English guitarist and songwriter best known as one of the original members of the heavy metal band Iron Maiden. He joined the band just two months after their inception in 1975. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 519 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (1330 × 1536 pixel, file size: 166 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Dave Murray (musician... December 23 is the 357th day of the year (358th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Edmonton is a place in the eastern part of the London Borough of Enfield. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto)1 Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total... Heavy metal (sometimes referred to simply as metal) is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The EMI Group (LSE: EMI) is a British music company comprising of the major record company EMI Music which operates several labels, based in Kensington in London, England, and EMI Music Publishing, based in New York. ... It has been suggested that Fender Amplifier History be merged into this article or section. ... A Fender Stratocaster with rosewood fingerboard and three-tone sunburst finish. ... December 23 is the 357th day of the year (358th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Edmonton is a place in the eastern part of the London Borough of Enfield. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto)1 Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total... the very definition of a guitarist is cody allen and taylor hines because of there un ending guitar skills and awsomnes. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Heavy metal (sometimes referred to simply as metal) is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

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Career

As a boy, Murray was a fanatical football player and fan as well as a keen cricketer. But his family was poor – his father was disabled and his mother worked part-time as a cleaner – and the family never settled anywhere long enough for Murray to establish himself in any of the schools' teams he could have played for. By his reckoning, he had been to a dozen different schools by the time he left for good at the age of 16.[citation needed] A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... Bowler Shaun Pollock bowls to batsman Michael Hussey. ...


Murray developed an interest in rock when he was 15 after hearing "Voodoo Child" by Jimi Hendrix on the radio. He got his first guitar and formed his first band, a trio called Stone Free. This band also included Adrian Smith (Guitar/Vocals) who would later become a member of Iron Maiden. For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... Voodoo Child (Slight Return) is the last track on the third and final album by the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Electric Ladyland. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... Adrian Frederik H Smith (born February 27, 1957 in Hackney, East London, England) is a songwriter and one of three guitarists/songwriters in the heavy metal band Iron Maiden. ...


From there, Murray had played with a number of different bands before meeting Steve Harris and joining Iron Maiden for the first time in 1976. He briefly left the band following an argument with then vocalist Dennis Wilcock. Murray rejoined Smith in a band called Urchin. During this short tenure with the band he recorded one single titled "Black Leather Fantasy". Following the single Murray left Urchin and returned to Iron Maiden as Wilcock had left the band during Murray's hiatus. Dennis Willcock was an early singer for the band Iron Maiden. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Murray's guitar style throughout his career has been mainly of the legato based solo variety.[citation needed] This can be seen in songs from their first self titled album, such as "Phantom of the Opera", to songs from their latest release A Matter of Life and Death, such as the new single "The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg". Murray's sound and style can be distinguished from Janick Gers' and Adrian Smith's style, mostly because of his frequent use of the neck pickup.[citation needed] Murray has also written for the band, though not often compared to some of the other band members. Usually leaving lyrics to someone else, he occasionally co-writes songs, with "Charlotte the Harlot" being his only sole composition ever released. A Matter of Life and Death is the 14th studio album by English heavy metal band Iron Maiden. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Janick Robert Gers (born January 27, 1957 in Hartlepool, England) is one of three current guitarists in the heavy metal band Iron Maiden and a songwriter for the band. ... Charlotte the Harlot is the name of a song and a (presumably fictional) character who features in various tracks by the heavy metal group Iron Maiden. ...


Murray and Steve Harris are the only members of Iron Maiden to have appeared on every one of the band's albums. Dave recently had his birthday on stage at Earls Court on the 23rd of December (2006) where he had 'Happy Birthday' sung to him by the crowd and band. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


In his spare time Murray is an avid golfer, as seen in the Rock in Rio DVD. Murray and his wife Tamar have one daughter named Tasha. This article is about the sport. ... Queen at Rock in Rio (1985) Rock in Rio was the biggest rock festival held in Brazil and also in Portugal. ...


Equipment

Throughout his career, Murray has used and endorsed Marshall amplifiers and has used Fender Stratocasters almost exclusively. His black 1957 Strat (used from circa 1976-1990) now resides in a glass case at his home. Although he has been seen with the occasional Dean, Gibson, ESP, or acoustic, Murray's primary instrument has been a Stratocaster. He used the DiMarzio Super Distortion and [PAF] in his strats before switching to Seymour Duncan JB's and Hot Rails in the 1990's. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... “Stratocaster” redirects here. ... DiMarzio (full name: DiMarzio Musical Instrument Pickups, Inc. ... Seymour Duncan is a company that is most famous for manufacturing of guitar pickups, and currently has a line of effects pedals. ...


Guitars

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Guitar Specs

  • Ernie Ball Strings(.009, .011, .016, .024, .032, .042)
  • Seymour Duncan Hot Rails Pickups

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Guitar Effects, Controllers and Processors

  • Dunlop Wah Controller
  • Rocktron All-Access Foot Controller

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Amplifiers

  • 280-Watt Straight-Front Marshall 4x12s Loaded with Celestion G12 "Vintage" 75-Watt Speakers
  • Marshall JMP-1 Tube Midi Preamp along with Marshall JCM2000 Dual Super Lead 100 Head.

Units and Tuners

  • Boss Tu-12H Digital Tuner
  • Peterson 490 Autostrobe Tuner
  • Shure U4D UHF Wireless Unit
  • Dunlop DCR-1SR Rack CryBaby Wah
  • Custom-Built Pete Cornish Routing and Power Supply Units
  • Marshall JMP-1 Valve Midi Preamp
  • Marshall JFX-1 Effect Unit

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Discography

Iron Maiden

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