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Deep Purple's Jon Lord dies at age 71
Associated Press ^

Posted on 07/16/2012 12:52:23 PM PDT by dfwgator

LONDON (AP) -- British rocker Jon Lord, former keyboardist for the band Deep Purple, died Monday. He was 71 years old.

A statement on Lord's official website says the Leicester, England-born musician suffered a fatal pulmonary embolism in London after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

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TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: deeppurple; music; obituary; rockmusic
IMHO the greatest rock keyboardist ever...he defined DP's sound even more than Blackmore.
1 posted on 07/16/2012 12:52:27 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLzqQupzzmA


2 posted on 07/16/2012 12:56:15 PM PDT by Osage Orange (8675309)
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To: Osage Orange

No more smoke on the water. RIP.


3 posted on 07/16/2012 12:58:01 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: dfwgator

As my 22 year old son put it, this really sucks. Listen to Lord play Lazy and you can hear the genius.


4 posted on 07/16/2012 12:59:38 PM PDT by JimC214
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To: Osage Orange

BTTT


5 posted on 07/16/2012 1:01:38 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: dfwgator

Highway Star

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRt3PIDER94


6 posted on 07/16/2012 1:03:30 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: dfwgator

>>.he defined DP’s sound even more than Blackmore.<<

I have to go with you on that.


7 posted on 07/16/2012 1:04:52 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (obozo could bring back literal slavery with chains and still he will get 85+% of the black vote)
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Studio version from Machine Head

Deep Purple - Highway Star

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cr9oLcSN9SQ


8 posted on 07/16/2012 1:06:53 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: dfwgator

I had the privilege of seeing them in concert just once, but what a show! Blackmore, Lord, Paice, Glover, and Gillian back in the 80’s, after Blackmore dissolved Rainbow. Lord rocking the keyboards back and forth...


9 posted on 07/16/2012 1:08:26 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: dfwgator

Absolutely, he was the master of the B3. RIP.


10 posted on 07/16/2012 1:09:14 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: dfwgator

Now, much more than just A Highway Star.


11 posted on 07/16/2012 1:12:42 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: dfwgator

RIP, John.


12 posted on 07/16/2012 1:15:32 PM PDT by DesScorp
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To: DesScorp

River Deep, Mountain High.


13 posted on 07/16/2012 1:21:26 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: dfwgator

That’s rough news and a slap towards reality. RIP. Great band despite the tension.


14 posted on 07/16/2012 1:28:50 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: central_va

Remember way back blowing a KEF C speaker

playing Woman from Tokyo amped up hosting

a party

RIP Mr Lord


15 posted on 07/16/2012 2:25:56 PM PDT by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: dfwgator; Blue Highway
May he Rest in Peace. He was a hugely talented musician, and a very likeable and eloquent fellow.

Jon Lord tribute to Ronnie James Dio - The Sun Will Shine Again

16 posted on 07/16/2012 3:23:35 PM PDT by perfect stranger (Nobama)
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To: dfwgator

Mr. Lord was in many ways the glue that held together the monumental talents with the monumental egos and eppetites that made Deep Purple what it was

Peacemaker, mediator and taskmaster to the volatile combination of Blackmore and Gillan.

Coach to Glover and Paice, always bringing out their best

Composer, Symphony class musician, he always took Purple beyond “Metal” and “Progressive” labels, and just plain made them Deep Purple. They were in a class by themselves and he brought that class to them.

RIP Sir. Lazy will be played in your Honor


17 posted on 07/16/2012 3:33:46 PM PDT by 5Madman2 (There is no such thing as an experienced suicide bomber)
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To: perfect stranger; dfwgator
One of the most important keyboard players and musicians in modern history.

Here is a song where he displays the subtle beauty of his piano and Glen Hughes amazing vocals.

Deep Purple - This Time Around - Owed To G

18 posted on 07/16/2012 5:24:13 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: BenLurkin

I can’t tell you how many times me and the boys piled into the car, cruisin’ around blasting Made in Japan with the windows down! Every party night (and there were many) began the same way, (Lord’s hammond doing a little trill...then Gillan’s voice “Whew...a song called ‘Highway Star’...”...enter Blackmore...Paice/Glover...”Nobody gonna take my car, I’m gonna break the speed of sound...nobody gonna take my car...till I race it to the ground...”

Good-bye, Jon...Fade further into the distance, youth...


19 posted on 07/16/2012 6:09:57 PM PDT by MarDav
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To: dfwgator

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6x8GGXrCFQ

Deep Purple - Lazy.


20 posted on 07/16/2012 6:16:05 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: dfwgator

RIP Jon Lord

According to Wikipedia, his last musical goings-on was with a bunch of greatest musician for a benefit; including Tony Iommi, Ian Gillan, and Nicko McBrain.


21 posted on 07/16/2012 6:58:37 PM PDT by wastedyears ("God? I didn't know he was signed onto the system.")
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To: dfwgator

He’s with the Lord.


22 posted on 07/16/2012 7:01:11 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: dfwgator

RIP.


23 posted on 07/16/2012 8:40:51 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: dfwgator

That’s certainly true. And of course, Whitesnake never sounded the same without him either (and that band had two guitarists when he was a member) . . .


24 posted on 07/16/2012 8:42:09 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: dfwgator
IMHO the greatest rock keyboardist ever...

I guess I was partial to Yes' Rick Wakeman.

-PJ

25 posted on 07/16/2012 8:59:43 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: dfwgator; a fool in paradise

He’s playing in that great band in the sky with Kitty Wells on vocals!


26 posted on 07/16/2012 9:39:29 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: dfwgator

This is devastating to me. DP were my teen years and have defined my tastes in music.

Jon Lord I hope you meet my Lord on good terms today. Thank-you for all your years of great music.

Mel


27 posted on 07/17/2012 12:50:38 AM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong....)
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To: 5Madman2

Amen to that!


28 posted on 07/17/2012 12:53:34 AM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong....)
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To: dfwgator

71 ??

Yikes, I was digging Deep Purple albums (gulp) 40 years ago.


29 posted on 07/17/2012 12:56:38 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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