Iron Maiden Charlotte the Harlot 1977 rehearsal from THUNDERSTICK,DEnnis Willcock, Steve Harris, Terry Wapram and Tony Moore - Iron Maiden fan site Legacy Project fans of Iron Maiden

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It's been debated in forums as to the identity of Charlotte the Harlot and who the song was based upon.  Legacy Project can tell you once and for all that she WAS in fact a real person, a "free and easy" blonde girl. but who knew her and who wrote about her?  The video has some answers and some questions, diehard Iron Maiden fans may not like them but, Legacy Project is here to investigate those early years and uncover what really happened, where possible.  

Barry Purkis a.k.a Thunderstick, who recorded and owns this tape, went backstage at a British Lions gig in Folkestone - England - on 2nd December 2016, to meet up with his former band member Seve Harris. Thunderstick shared the news of his find of a 1977 tape that he made at Scarf Studios just two weeks after he first played with Maiden. Steve Harris simply smiled and said "Yeah?.......Fantastic!!!"  

The lyrics may have changed but here's Iron Maiden from 1977 rehearsing Charlotte the Harlot with Dennis Willcock on vovals - if you want to see other clips from that never before heard tape then click Iron Maiden Sanctuary 1977 or Strange World Iron Maiden 1977


Thunderstick is currently raising money for his forthcoming 2017 album.  Take a look at his Pledge page and see how you can become part of Iron Maiden's Legacy, you can even get your name on the album cover - take a look here Thunderstick Pledge

Dave Murray, Dennis Willcock, Steve Harris
part of an Iron Maiden 1977 line-up


The existence of tapes and recordings prior to the Soundhouse Tapes have been actively sought and talked about by Maiden77 a fan based facebook page with good connections to earlier members of The Irons..  Now there is evidence of such ecordings, it appears the abuse they got from Maiden fans in forums and private messages telling them to show the recordings or be quiet, was totally unjustified.  And you never know, Maiden77's investigative skils may in the end may have recovered somethng that will have the fans owing them a huge debt of grattitude.  Maiden77 aren't satisfied yet, they believe there may be even earlier recordings than this - follow Maiden77 on facebook.


Doug Sampson Iron Maiden's The soundhouse tapes drummer Airforce
Dennis Wilcock, Iron Maiden's second vocalist GV1 and v1 founder
Iron Maiden guitarist, Bob Sawyer a.k.a Rob Angelo Nitro, Praying Mantis
Terry Wapram Iron Maiden guitarist V1 and Buffalo Fish

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