Up The Irons: IRON MAIDEN's Paul Bruce Dickinson Celebrates 59th Birthday!
Today (August 7, 2017), IRON MAIDEN's legendary frontman Paul Bruce Dickinson is celebrating his 59th birthday! Dickinson was born on August 7, 1958 in Worksop, England. Raise your irons in behalf of Bruce's birthday!
Here are some interesting facts about THE Bruce:
- His mother Sonia worked part-time in a shoe shop while his father Bruce was a mechanic in the army.
- Apart from being a musician, he is an airline pilot, a broadcaster and one hell of an entrepreneur.
- Dickinson began his career in music fronting small pub bands in the 1970's while attending school in Sheffield and university in London.
- In 1979, he joined the New Wave of British Heavy Metal band Samson, with whom he gained some popularity under the stage name "Bruce Bruce".
- Bruce pilots "ED Force One", which is Iron Maiden's jumbo jet that takes the band all around the world to play concerts for thousands of people at a time.
- On 19 July 2011, Dickinson was presented with an honorary music doctorate from his alma mater, in honour of his contribution to the music industry.
- Earlier this year Dickinson was diagnosed with tongue cancer, but he thankfully was able to eliminate it from his body.