3m over fans' favourite song From The Northern Echo Ahead of the heavy metal band performing ray ban wayfarer cheap at Newcastle's Metro Radio ray ban sale aviator Arena on Sunday, former Lindisfarne manager and North East concert promoter Barry McKay has filed papers alleging Iron Maiden founder Steve Harris lifted both the words and lyrics of Life's Shadow, a song penned by Newcastle apprentice watchmaker Brian Quinn in 1969.
It is believed Sunday's show will not feature Hallowed Be Thy Name voted by Iron Maiden fans as their favourite song which featured on their UK album chart number one and US platinum selling record The oculos de sol ray ban Number Of The Beast.Mr McKay said he was determined to stand up for the rights of his friend Mr Quinn, with whom he played in a band in the 1960s.Mr Quinn, 66, who now lives in a mobile home in Vancouver, Canada, said until the issue was raised with him he had never heard Iron Maiden's music, and had been stunned to learn his music and lyrics had helped make the band one of the world's most successful.He said: "I wrote Lying in My Shadow (which later became Life's Shadow) during a trip to Sweden in 1969. It was to form part of a series of songs about the last surviving dragon and the last dragon slayer. I wrote the sunglasses sale ray ban lyrics on the back of an airmail letter from my mother."A couple of years later Bob Barton called and said he was in a band called Beckett. He said he wanted to record my song, but he would make some changes. I said OK, just make sure I'm credited.
"I'm not exactly sure how it ended up with Iron Maiden, but I'm sure it will all come out in the court case. I'm told that a teenage Steve Harris had been a big fan of Beckett's and apparently often went to see them play at their London gigs."The legal papers state Mr Barton recorded the song with Beckett in 1974, and made some minor alterations to it before it was initially registered in the 1970s with the Performing Right Society on the basis rights from it would be shared equally by the two musicians.
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