Clive Burr dies at 56, was Iron Maiden’s first drummer

Posted at 11:06 AM, Mar 15, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-15 11:07:29-04

He’s a man who helped define the heavy metal sound of the 1980s.

Clive Burr, the original drummer for Iron Maiden, has died at 56.

Burr played on the band’s first three albums.

He helped shape Iron Maiden’s hard-driving sound.

But he left in 1982, just before Iron Maiden became megastars.

According to reports, he had been suffering from multiple sclerosis.