|Dave Murray Wiki/Profile|
|Name/Famous as||Dave Murray|
|Birthday||December 23, 1956|
|Age||62 years old|
|Other Name||Dave, Murray|
Dave Murray Net Worth, Biography, Age, Height, body measurements, family, career, Income, Cars, Lifestyles & many more details. His playing style was heavily influenced by Jimi Hendrix.
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Dave Murray Biography
Dave Murray is best known as a Guitarist. English guitarist and songwriter for the heavy metal band Iron Maiden. Dave Murray was born on December 23, 1956 in London, England. He was a member of an English skinhead gang as a teenager. His first band was called Stone Free. Dave Murray is one of the most successful Guitarist. He has ranked on the list of famous people who were born on December 23, 1956.
David Michael “Dave” Murray (born 23 December 1956) is an English guitarist and songwriter. He was one of the earliest members of the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden and, along with the group’s founder, bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris, has appeared on all of the band’s releases.
In 2015, Fender announced a second Artist Signature model, based on his California Series Stratocaster. It retains all the specifications of his original guitar, has a compound radius fretboard and is made entirely in their Ensenada plant in Mexico.
He also has a position among the list of Most popular Guitarist. Dave is 1 of the famous people in our database with the age of 62 years old.
Family: Parents, Children & Relatives
He has one daughter, Tasha, with his wife Tamar. He has not shared enough information about family details. However, our team currently working, we will update Family, Sibling, Spouse and Childrens information.
He has used Fender Stratocaster guitars almost exclusively. His black 1957/63 (the body is from a ’63; the neck from a ’57) Stratocaster, previously owned by late Free guitarist Paul Kossoff, was used approximately between 1978 and 1990. It was used as a template by Fender to manufacture an Artist Signature model in 2009. The original now resides at his mother’s home. “I bought it in 1976,” he said. “I saw it advertised in Melody Maker… I got the serial number to check it was [Kossoff’s] guitar. It cost quite a bit of money but I didn’t care. I just sold everything I had so I could get it, and I used it from then on. It just felt like I was holding a piece of magic because he had used this guitar.”
In addition to Fender guitars, Murray has occasionally performed with various Dean, Gibson, Ibanez, ESP and Jackson electric models. During the Dance of Death World Tour 2003-4, Murray used a Gibson Hummingbird acoustic guitar for live performances of the song “Journeyman”.
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As a child, Murray’s family lived in poverty and were constantly moving to different areas of London, which meant that he was often bullied and involved in fights. By the time his family settled in Clapton in 1970, Murray joined a skinhead gang and “had a violent couple of years of being out on the street.” He developed an interest in rock music when he was 15 after hearing “Voodoo Chile” by Jimi Hendrix on the radio, about which he recalls, “everything changed, just like that. Getting into rock music wasn’t like a gradual process for me; it was completely sort of extreme, totally black and white. I heard ‘Voodoo Chile’ on the radio and I thought, ‘Bloody hell! What is THAT? How do you do THAT?’ And I started hanging around the rock music section of the record stores and buying albums, thinking about getting into the big time, wondering what that would be like.” After “hanging ’round record stores” and acquiring several Hendrix and blues albums, Murray decided to take up the guitar. At 16, he formed his first band, a trio called Stone Free, which also included Adrian Smith on vocals, who would also become a member of Iron Maiden in 1980. From there, Murray would answer ads in Melody Maker and regularly audition for different bands at the weekend, leading to short stints in Electric Gas, “this sort of soft-rock, American-type band”, and The Secret, “this sort of mad punk band”, with whom he would record a single “The Young Ones” under the alias “Reggie Mental”, and a demo, “Café De Dance”, in 1977.
Age, Height & Measurements
Dave Murray current age 62 years old years old. He born under the Capricorn horoscope as Dave's birth date is December 23. Dave Murray height 5 Feet 2 Inches (Approx) & weight 105 lbs (47.6 kg) (Approx.). Right now we don't know about body measurements. We will update in this article.
He auditioned for Iron Maiden in late 1976, eager to get back into “a more sort of heavy rock-type vibe”. At the time the band already had two guitarists, Dave Sullivan and Terry Rance, who disapproved of Murray being permitted to audition, seeing it as a slight on their ability. The group’s founder and bassist Steve Harris did not hesitate to choose Murray over Sullivan and Rance, later stating: “When the others made it plain that it was either them or Dave Murray, there was no choice. There was no way I was gonna let Dave go. Not only was he a nice bloke, he was just the best guitarist I’d ever worked with. He still is.” Unfortunately, after only a few months in the band, Murray was sacked following an argument with then vocalist Dennis Wilcock after a show at the Bridgehouse pub in Canning Town which led him to team up with Adrian Smith again in his band, Urchin. During his short tenure with this group, Murray recorded one single, entitled “She’s a Roller”, after which he was asked to rejoin Iron Maiden following Dennis Wilcock’s departure. Murray managed to hold down a 9 to 5 job working as a storekeeper for the London Borough of Hackney, which he has stated was “so I could sleep off the night before”, but was able to resign once the band signed with EMI in 1979.
|Height||4 Feet 5 Inches (Approx)|
|Weight||363 lbs (164.6 kg) (Approx)|
|Eye Color||Light Brown|
|Shoe Size||12 (US), 11 (UK), 46.5 (EU), 29.5 (CM)|
Growing up in various areas of London, Murray became a member of a skinhead gang before he took an interest in rock music at 15 and formed his own band, Stone Free, with childhood friend Adrian Smith. After leaving school at 15, he regularly answered advertisements which appeared in Melody Maker before auditioning for Iron Maiden in 1976. A short while later, Murray was sacked following an argument with the group’s lead vocalist, Dennis Wilcock, and spent six months in Smith’s band, Urchin. In the spring of 1978, following Wilcock’s departure, Murray was asked to rejoin Iron Maiden, in which he has remained to this day.
Dave Murray Net Worth
Estimated Net Worth: $1-2 Million
Dave Murray net worth has been growing significantly. Dave Murray’s most of wealth comes from being a successful Guitarist. We have estimated Dave's net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.
|Net Worth||$1-2 Million|
|Source of Income||Guitarist|
|Source of Income||Guitarist|
|Verification Status||Not Verified|
Murray’s solo guitar style throughout his career has been mainly based on the legato technique, such as on “The Trooper”, which he claims “evolved naturally. I’d heard Jimi Hendrix using legato when I was growing up, and I liked that style of playing.” He has also written songs for the band, though he is less prolific than other band members, usually forgoing lyric writing and instead concentrating on the musical elements of songwriting. He mainly co-writes songs with another member of Iron Maiden, “Charlotte the Harlot” (from 1980’s Iron Maiden) being to date the only composition for which he is credited as sole writer. Murray and Harris are the only members of Iron Maiden to have appeared on every one of the band’s releases. Along with Adrian Smith, he appears at no. 9 on Gibson’s list of the “Top 10 Metal Guitarists of All Time”.
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Murray used and endorsed Marshall amplifiers almost exclusively, other than on the Somewhere in Time (1986) and Seventh Son of a Seventh Son (1988) albums and their respective tours, when he instead used Gallien-Krueger amps, and Victory Amps during the recordings of The Book Of Souls, but again Marshalls on tour (JVM410h).
In his spare time, Murray (along with bandmate Nicko McBrain) is an avid golfer, as seen in the Rock in Rio DVD and Iron Maiden: Flight 666; he revealed in 2002 that he tries to play “a couple of rounds in each week” and his handicap “can be anywhere from 15 to 24.” Murray and his wife Tamar have one daughter named Tasha (born 1991).
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