The third album from Iron Maiden The Number of the Beast was their breakthrough album in 1982 featuring new lead vocalist Bruce Dickinson. Released just a year after Killers, Beast showed the writing skills of Bruce and of course his vocal talents. Dickinson didn’t get the writing credits on the album due to his obligations with former band Samson, none the less it received critical and commercial success putting the band at the top of the early Heavy Metal scene so much so that radio stations at the time only played Maiden at night! Things have changed since 1982. At this time, we welcome Iron Maiden’s The Number of the Beast to the WPLR Hall of Fame.
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