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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 12 March 1956Leytonstone, London, England, UK
Nickname 'Arry
Height 5' 8½" (1.74 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Founder of heavy metal band "Iron Maiden". Steve grew up in the East End of London, his father was a truck driver, and his mother raised Steve and his three sisters, as well as having various part time jobs. Started "Iron Maiden" in 1975, but didn't release any album until 1980, after numerous line-up changes. The first album was released on the 11th April and debuted in the British charts at number four.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: torbjorn@ringstad.as

Spouse (1)

Lorraine Harris (29 December 1983 - 1993) (divorced) (4 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Fender Precision Bass

Trivia (17)

Is a major fan of British soccer team West Ham United. Even has a tattoo of the clubs logo on his arm.
Taught himself to play bass guitar
Wrote the song "Blood Brothers" in honor of his father, who died while Steve was on tour.
Is often refered to as a "control freak" by former and sometimes even current members.
Father of singer Lauren Harris
In The Early Days documentary he revealed that he originally wanted to be a drummer, but as he lived with his grandmother he didn't have enough room for a drum-set.
The darker tone of the album The X Factor has often been attributed due to problems in Harris' personal life while making the album. He had recently divorced and his father had also died recently.
He designed Iron Maiden's first logo which used the current Maiden Font, seen in all of their album-releases.
Given that he had been the centre of attention in Maiden's early gigs the addition of Bruce Dickinson to the bands line-up originally caused small scuffles between the two as they wanted to both be at the centre of the stage. Bruce mentioned in The Early Days documentary that Harris occasionally elbowed him away, he returned the favour by causing Harris to trip on his extra-long microphone stand.
Founder of Iron Maiden.
When he founded the band that would later become called Iron Maiden, the band was known as Gypsy's Kiss.
Primary songwriter for Iron Maiden.
He is a father of six: son George and daughters Lauren, Kerry and Faye with ex-wife Lorraine, and son Stanley and daughter Maisie with his current partner, Emma.
Finishing up Early Days tour with Iron Maiden [September 2005]
Is currently planning and scheduling tour dates for Iron Maiden's "Early Years" tour for 2005. [October 2004]
Iron Maiden will release their next studio album Dance of Death in Fall 2003
Iron Maiden will release their next studio album "A Matter of Life and Death" in September 2006 [August 2006]

Personal Quotes (2)

Everyone said afterwards that it was a European-sounding album. I'm not so sure about that? What's a European-sounding album? To me, it's just a Maiden-sounding album. It is whatever it is. And I thought, 'Well, if you don't like it, bollocks, I don't care! There's no other way of looking at it, really. - Commenting on the reception of the release of their 1988 release Seventh Son of a Seventh Son.
We believed in what we were doing, long before we were called new wave of metal, or whatever. It was a shame for the other bands, though. I was quite surprised at how many didn't make it, actually, looking back. There were certain bands that we actually thought should have done more, but didn't. Like Angel Witch, for one. They did and album later on which I thought was really good, you know, but they disappeared after that. Or Wytchfynder, who I thought were really good, too. And Diamond Head, who at one stage looked like they were going to be the next Led Zeppelin. - Commenting on other metal bands earlier on their career.

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