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He does not always use the "Judge" - isn't it better to have the page called "Trev Thoms" ?
-- Beardo 09:58, 26 March 2006 (UTC)
It looks as if the notability police are going to delete Iron Maiden (blues rock band):
In 1964, [Barry Skeels] http://www.offbeat-management.co.uk, Steve Drewett, Chris Rose and Alan Hooker formed an acoustic band in Basildon, Essex, that eventually evolved into a band called Iron Maiden (unrelated to the currently famous Iron Maiden). By 1966, the lineup was Skeels on bass, Drewett on vocals/harmonies, Rose on lead guitar, Tom Loates on rhythm guitar and Stan Gillem on drums; they played Rolling Stones and blues numbers under the name "Growth". Reduced to a two-piece, Drewett and Skeels played blues under the name of "Stevenson's Blues Department" in pubs and clubs in Essex and London. They supported a number of up and coming bands including Jethro Tull, Fleetwood Mac, The Groundhogs and King Crimson.
In 1968, Drewett and Skeels were joined by Paul Reynolds on drums and Trevor Thoms on guitar. They released an acetate (God of Darkness/Ballad of Martha Kent) under the then risqué name of Bum. When they signed to the Gemini label in 1970, the name was changed to the less risqué Iron Maiden. They recorded their debut album, Maiden Voyage, but it was not released. Reynolds was replaced by Steve Chapman on drums and Iron Maiden released the single Ned Kelly/Falling. This coincided with Mick Jagger's film Ned Kelly. A planned Australian tour fell through. The Gemini record label also folded (with the loss of the debut album master tapes) and Skeels left Iron Maiden and joined Zior. The band carried on without him for a while, but the debut album was not released until 1998 using duplicate tapes, pictures & press cuttings owned by Skeels.
- Skeels, Barry (1998). Maiden Voyage [CD liner notes]. London: Audio Archives.
- Metal Hammer, Terrorizer, Kerrang, various fanzines, web sites indicated, Melody Maker.
It is being reported today that Thoms has died of pancreatic cancer. As there is no reliable linkable secondary source I have not added it to the article. Wwwhatsup (talk) 22:42, 8 December 2010 (UTC)