IRON MAIDEN, DEEP PURPLE, WHITESNAKE And BLACK SABBATH’s Wizard MARTIN BIRCH Dies At 71

Rough year this one, isn’t it?

One more Metal heroe goes down. On the other hand, one more Metal hero ascends to Valhala!

Martin Birtch, the wizard producer of Iron Maiden, Deep Purple, Whitesnake and Black Sabbath died at 71 years old. The news was brought up by David Coverdale at his social media.

Born on December 27th, 1948, Martin worked as a producer and a sound engineer in a bunchful of marvelous albums:

1981 – Killers (Iron Maiden)
1982 – The Number of the Beast (Iron Maiden)
1983 – Piece of Mind (Iron Maiden)
1984 – Powerslave (Iron Maiden)
1985 – Live After Death (Iron Maiden)
1986 – Somewhere in Time (Iron Maiden)
1988 – Seventh Son of a Seventh Son (Iron Maiden)
1990 – No Prayer for the Dying (Iron Maiden)
1992 – Fear of the Dark (Iron Maiden)

1980 – Heaven and Hell (Black Sabbath)
1981 – Mob Rules (Black Sabbath)

1970 – In Rock (Deep Purple)
1971 – Fireball (Deep Purple)
1972 – Machine Head (Deep Purple)
1972 – Made in Japan (Deep Purple)
1973 – Who Do We Think We Are (Deep Purple)
1974 – Burn (Deep Purple)
1974 – Stormbringer (Deep Purple)
1975 – Come Taste the Band (Deep Purple)

1979 – Lovehunter (Whitesnake)
1980 – Ready an’ Willing (Whitesnake)
1980 – Live… in the Heart of the City (Whitesnake)
1981 – Come an’ Get It (Whitesnake)
1982 – Saints & Sinners (Whitesnake)
1984 – Slide It In (Whitesnake)

1975 – Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow (Rainbow)
1976 – Rising (Rainbow)
1978 – Long Live Rock β€˜n’ Roll (Rainbow)

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