Legendary British producer Martin Birch, who is best known for engineering and producing albums by DEEP PURPLE, RAINBOW, FLEETWOOD MAC, WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT and IRON MAIDEN, died earlier today (Sunday, August 9) at the age of 71.
His passing was confirmed former DEEP PURPLE and current WHITESNAKE frontman David Coverdale, who tweeted: “It is with a very heavy heart I’ve just had verified my very dear friend & producer Martin Birch has passed away. The BlabMouth Reported on Aug. 9, 2020
It is with a very heavy heart I’ve just had verified my very dear friend & producer Martin Birch has passed away…Martin was a huge part of my life…helping me from the first time we met through until Slide It In…Mt thoughts & prayers to his family, friends & fans…💔💔 pic.twitter.com/J4UyDiG9zR
— David Coverdale (@davidcoverdale) August 9, 2020
Cause of Death.
We have no information at the moment on of caused death . This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
George Spot wrote
My condolences and thank you for all the work you’ve done in the music industry …. made my life Rock. Rest in peace.
Heath Wolfe wrote
So sad. I definitely send Prayers and Condolences to His Family. It’s never easy losing a loved one.
Glenn Forni wrote
Sorry to hear ,We lost a Great Bloodbrother today,RIP Martin Birtch Thanks for All the Awesome Albums You Produced, May You Rock in Heaven Brother
Trek de Magalahes wrote
Anônimos and amazing. Rest in power of frequencies of music a listening you in the frequency of the universe thanks brother R.I.P.
Cameron Michael Zauche wrote
“Dio has rocked for a long, long time. Now it’s time for him to pass the torch. He has songs of wildebeests and angels! He has soared on the wings of a demon!” RIP Dio!
Miles Chandler wrote
Very sad news. He produced so many of the albums I loved most growing up (Sabbath, Rainbow, Iron Maiden, Deep Purple, BOC).
Glenn Scott Norwood wrote
Most of my favorite albums were produced by Mr Birch. He was monumental in shaping the sound that became the greatest genre of music in history. Every hardcore metalhead owes Martin Birch a debt of gratitude. RIP Mr Birch..
Marcio C. Cardoso wrote
Countless hours of joy listening to albums produced/engineered by Birch. I think the oldest album was DP’s “In Rock”?
Garry Hinely wrote
R.I.P. Martin Birch you produced a lot of my favorite albums from Iron Maiden, Deep Purple, Rainbow and Black Sabbath.
Max Gordon wrote
One of the greatest sound engineers out there. I was just listening too deep purple’s machine head my favorite album of all time!!
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