a 72 year died, the producer of Deep Purple, Iron Maiden and Whitesnake Martin birch. This is today wrote on his Twitter page, ex-lead singer of Deep Purple and the permanent frontman of Whitesnake David Coverdale.

– With great sadness I just learned that you passed away my dear friend and producer Martin birch – said Coverdell. The cause of death is not yet known.

the Englishman Martin birch – himself not a bad player, prefer early in the career to focus on the sound.

In the 60 years he has recorded albums Fleetwood Mac and Jeff Beck. But in 1969 met with little-known Deep Purple and helped them go global with discs In Rock (the band even dedicated a song Hard Lovin” Man), Fireball and Machine Head, and continued cooperation prior to 1975.

And after the collapse of the legendary group began to cooperate tightly with its former participants – lead singer David Coverdale in Whitesnake and with Richie Blackmores Rainbow, and helped to create their signature sound. First – thick and viscous, and the second – a sharp, attacking, biting. Then worked with Black Sabbath pores soloist Ronnie James dio.

And in the 80s, Birch was very young and frisky like Iron Maiden and he switched to heavy metal, becoming one of the godfathers of this musical. With these the British team Burch and recorded in 1992, the last album Fear of the Dark. And then retired from the music business.

do Not appear and star parties. And the introduction of Deep Purple in the Hall of Fame Rock-n-roll it was not there.

Someone said that because of illness, others that he was disappointed in the music. Now you can guess… And again to listen to great albums of heavy music, recorded with his participation, and accurate and wise advice.