Skip to comments.Deep Purple's Jon Lord dies at age 71
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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No more smoke on the water. RIP.
As my 22 year old son put it, this really sucks. Listen to Lord play Lazy and you can hear the genius.
>>.he defined DP’s sound even more than Blackmore.<<
I have to go with you on that.
Studio version from Machine Head
Deep Purple - Highway Star
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...
Absolutely, he was the master of the B3. RIP.
Now, much more than just A Highway Star.
River Deep, Mountain High.
That’s rough news and a slap towards reality. RIP. Great band despite the tension.
Remember way back blowing a KEF C speaker
playing Woman from Tokyo amped up hosting
RIP Mr Lord
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
Here is a song where he displays the subtle beauty of his piano and Glen Hughes amazing vocals.
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...
Deep Purple - Lazy.
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.
He’s with the Lord.
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) . . .
I guess I was partial to Yes' Rick Wakeman.
He’s playing in that great band in the sky with Kitty Wells on vocals!
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.
Amen to that!
Yikes, I was digging Deep Purple albums (gulp) 40 years ago.