“Charlotte the Harlot” is a song by Iron Maiden that was originally released on their debut album in 1980. The song tells the story of a promiscuous woman named Charlotte and features guitar work from both Dave Murray and Denis Stratton.
Dave Murray is one of Iron Maiden’s founding members and has been the band’s primary lead guitarist for most of their career. His guitar playing on “Charlotte the Harlot” is characterized by fast, fluid runs and melodic solos that complement the song’s catchy, hard-rocking chorus.
Denis Stratton was the other guitarist on Iron Maiden’s debut album, but he left the band soon after its release. His playing on “Charlotte the Harlot” is marked by sharp, staccato riffs that give the song a sense of urgency and energy.
Together, Murray and Stratton’s guitar work on “Charlotte the Harlot” helped establish Iron Maiden as one of the premier metal bands of the early 1980s, and the song remains a fan favorite to this day.
This lesson covers all the guitar parts played by Dave Murray and Dannis Stratton and has on screen tablature making it easy to follow and learn.