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David Michael Murray Wiki Biography
David Michael Murray, born on the 23rd of December, 1956, is an English guitarist who became famous for being one of the members of the British metal band Iron Maiden.
So how much is Murray’s net worth? As of early 2017, based on authoritative sources it is reported to be $15 million, acquired from his years working as a musician, the sales of his bands albums and their many tours around the globe.
Dave Murray Net Worth $15 Million
Born in Edmonton, London, England, Murray had a rough childhood growing up. His father was disabled and his mother was the only earner for the family by working as a cleaner. Because of his mother’s job, their family moved constantly, making it hard for him to make any friends.
During his teen years, Murray became involved in lots of fights, and joined a skinhead gang. His violent years ended when at 15 he heard Jimi Hendrix’s “Voodoo Chile” on the radio, and it changed his life, as he eventually fell in love with music. He hung around records stores and bought a couple of Jimi Hendrix records to enhance his knowledge on the artist’s style. At 16, he decided to learn how to play guitar, and created his own band named Stone Free.
After founding his own band, Murray also auditioned in other bands on the weekends, including for Iron Maiden as the bands guitarist, and the band’s founder, Steve Harris eventually chose Murray and officially became part of the band in 1976.
Despite winning the spot, Murray eventually left Iron Maiden after a couple of months when he and vocalist Dennis Wilcock got into a fight after a show. Murray transferred to another group called Urchin, with friend Adrian Smith, but when Wilcock departed the band, Murray was once again invited to join Iron Maiden and accepted the offer. While playing with the band, he also worked as a store keeper for Hackney Council to make ends meet. His early years with Iron Maiden helped start his career in music and also his net worth.
In 1979, after playing in various clubs and venues, Murray and the band were finally able to sign a contract with recording label, EMI, which started the band’s immediate success, not just in London but around the world.
Up to the present, Murray and Iron Maiden have released a total of 38 albums, 16 of which are studio albums, 11 live albums, seven compilations, and four EP. The band has constantly toured around the world, and is known as one of the greatest rock bands of all time. The success of the band has tremendously increased Murray’s net worth over the years.
In terms of his personal life, Murray has been married to Tamar since 1985, and together they have a daugher. The family is based in Maui, Hawaii.
|Full Name||Dave Murray|
|Net Worth||$15 Million|
|Date Of Birth||December 23, 1956|
|Died||October 23, 1990, Vancouver, Canada|
|Place Of Birth||Edmonton, London, United Kingdom|
|Profession||Songwriter, Musician, Guitarist|
|Spouse||Tamar Murray (m. 1985)|
|Nicknames||Murray, Dave , David Michael Murray , Iron Maiden|
|Awards||Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance, Kerrang! Hall of Fame Award/Legend Award/Inspiration Award, Echo Award for Best International Rock/Alternative Group (2016)|
|Record Labels||EMI records|
|Albums||Somewhere in Time (1986), Seventh Son of a Seventh Son (1988), The X Factor (1995), Virtual XI (1998), Brave New World (2000), Dance of Death (2003), A Matter of Life and Death (2006), The Final Frontier (2010), The Book of Souls (2015)|
|Music Groups||Iron Maiden, Urchin, Hear 'n Aid, Stone Free|
|Movies||Iron Maiden: The Legacy of the Beast (2004), Iron Maiden: Rock in Rio (2002), Iron Maiden: Raising Hell (1993), Iron Maiden: Maiden England (1989), Iron Maiden: 12 Wasted Years (1987)|
|TV Shows||Iron Maiden: Behind the Iron Curtain (1985, documentary), Iron Maiden: 12 Wasted Years (1987), Classic Albums (2001, documentary), Chemical Wedding (2008), Iron Maiden - The Trooper (2015, video)|
|1||Often uses Fender Strats|
|1||When I was a teenager, I discovered Jimi Hendrix, and everything changed, just like that. Getting into rock music wasn't 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 became like a detective, you know, exploring the rock music records in the stores, dreaming about playing a guitar in a band and hitting the big time, wondering what that would be like.|
|1||Founding member Steve Harris considers Dave Murray to be the best guitarist he ever worked with; in the band hierarchy, Murry is second only to Harris.|
|2||Finishing up Early Days tour. [September 2005]|
|3||Iron Maiden are currently planning and scheduling tour dates for their "Early Years" tour. Tour starts 2005 [October 2004]|
|4||Besides founder Steve Harris, Murray is the only Iron Maiden member to appear on every one of the band's recordings.|
|5||Joined Iron Maiden in 1976. Has been with the band ever since.|
|6||Prefers Jackson guitars|
|7||Has a secondary home in Hawaii|
|8||Has played lead guitar for Iron Maiden since 1976.|
|Chemical Wedding||2008||writer: "Still Life" - as Murray|
|Classic Albums: Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast||2001||Video documentary writer: "Total Eclipse"|
|Iron Maiden: Behind the Iron Curtain||1985||Video documentary performer: "Smoke On The Water Live"|
|The History of Iron Maiden: Part 1, The Early Days||2004|
|Iron Maiden: En Vivo!||2012||Video documentary musician: Guitar|
|Iron Maiden: En Vivo!||2012||Video documentary||Himself|
|Iron Maiden: Behind the Beast||2012||Documentary||Himself (Guitar)|
|Iron Maiden: Flight 666||2009||Documentary||Himself|
|History of Iron Maiden: Part 2||2008||Documentary||Himself|
|Iron Maiden: Death on the Road||2006||Video documentary||Himself / Guitars|
|The History of Iron Maiden: Part 1, The Early Days||2004||Himself|
|Headbangers Ball||2003||TV Series||Himself|
|Iron Maiden: Visions of the Beast||2003||Video documentary||Himself - Guitarist|
|Iron Maiden: Rock in Rio||2002||Video documentary||Himself - Lead & Rhythm Guitars|
|Classic Albums: Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast||2001||Video documentary||Himself - Guitar|
|Iron Maiden: Raising Hell||1993||Video documentary||Himself / Lead and rhythm guitars|
|Iron Maiden: Donington Live 1992||1993||Video documentary||Himself - Lead and Rhythm Guitars|
|Headbangers Ball||1992||TV Series||Himself - Iron Maiden|
|Rockstop!||1990||TV Series||Himself - Interviewee|
|Iron Maiden: Maiden England||1989||Video documentary||Himself - Lead Guitar|
|Iron Maiden: 12 Wasted Years||1987||Video documentary||Himself / Lead & Rhythm Guitars|
|Hear 'n Aid: The Sessions||1986||Video short||Himself|
|Iron Maiden: Live After Death||1985||Video documentary||Himself - Guitar|
|Iron Maiden: Behind the Iron Curtain||1985||Video documentary||Himself|
|Iron Maiden: Ello Texas||1983||Short||Himself|
|Musikprogrammet - programmet om musik||2006||TV Series documentary||Himself - Iron Maiden|