Original Deep Purple Manager Dies
Tony Edwards. Deep Purple’s first manager, has died at the age of 78.
Commenting on the news that the man who managed the bands from 1967-1976, Ritchie Blackmore has said: “With deepest respect — and with great sorrow — we honour Tony Edwards. Tony was the man behind the scenes for Deep Purple. He was instrumental to the existence and sustenance of the band and its music from its inception to present day. Tony’s insight and intuitiveness were unparalleled in the music business. He will be thought of often and missed greatly. Without Tony Edwards there would be no Deep Purple”.