They've played in front of tens of thousands of adoring fans at some of the biggest music venues on the planet.
But perhaps one of the best came early on when rock legends Iron Maiden appeared at Sunderland's Mecca Centre back in 1980.
This week marks 37 years since the group performed famous tracks such as Running Free, Sanctuary and Phantom of the Opera at the Newcastle Road venue.
What are your memories of the gig? We'd love to see a picture of a concert ticket posted on our Facebook page.
Here, to inspire you, is the set list from that night:
Charlotte the Harlot
Phantom of the Opera