Barry Clayton, who provided the intro to The Number Of The Beast, dies aged 80
Clayton was responsible for the iconic opening lines to Maiden's
"Woe to You Oh Earth and Sea
For the Devil sends the beast with wrath
Because he knows the time is short
Let him who have understanding
Reckon the number of the beast
For it is a human number
Its number is six hundred and sixty six."
Loudwire reports that Clayton was a pioneer in black television and radio programming, launching the Black Londoner’s radio program on the BBC. Clayton produced the show from its 1974 debut until he left in 1988 to join Capital Radio.
He also provided voices for classic kids TV show Count Duckula.