Tributes have been paid to Martin Birch, the British music producer identified for his work with such bands as Deep Purple, Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath.
“Martin was an enormous a part of my life,” tweeted Whitesnake’s David Coverdale.
Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath mentioned he was a “sensible producer”, whereas Wendy Dio mentioned Birch had been “a very dear friend” of her late ex-husband Ronnie.
Birch, who died on Sunday aged 71, began out within the late 1960s as an engineer for Fleetwood Mac and others.
He went on to work with Iron Maiden for 11 years, producing such traditional information as Variety of the Beast and Someplace In Time.
Referred to as ‘The Headmaster’, Birch additionally produced or engineered albums for Rainbow, Blue Oyster Cult and plenty of others.
He retired in 1992 after producing Concern of the Darkish, the final of the 10 Iron Maiden information on which he labored.
Birch was identified for his prolonged collaborations with such bands as Whitesnake, with whom he labored from their debut EP Snakebite to their 1984 report Slide It In.
“The truth that I am used to the bands I’ve labored with helps me to know immediately what they need, and even what they’ll obtain, even when they do not realise it clearly themselves,” he as soon as mentioned.