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Why the Death of 'Deep Purple' Keyboardist Jon Lord, Matters More Than Ever
Yahoo News ^ | 07/18/2012 | Douglas Maher

Posted on 07/18/2012 2:21:28 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache

Jon Lord passed away on the morning of July 16th at the age of 71. Mr. Lord left the Earth surrounded by loved ones and leaving behind a legacy that has been so criminally underrated and disregarded by the "intelligentsia media critics" and "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame clique", that his death is creating not only an outpouring of grief and reflection....but anger as well.

Lord served as a founding member of one of the most successful rock and roll bands of all time: Deep Purple. Deep Purple is the band that during the 1970s, 80s, and 90s had guitar shops posting signs reading "If you plan to try out our guitars please don't play "Smoke on the Water" or "Stairway to Heaven", we can't handle it any longer."

You know your band has made it when a single guitar riff is one of the most iconic and hummed riffs and melodies in the history of all man-kind.

But Deep Purple was so much more than "Smoke on the Water", they were and are an institution that continues to perform to this day in venues across the globe. With such classics as "Hush", "We Can Work It Out", "Highway Star", "Space Truckin'", "Perfect Strangers", "Knocking At Your Back Door" , and "Chasing Shadows", it is just appalling that the band has never even once been nominated for "The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame".

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TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; Society
KEYWORDS: deeppurple; halloffame; jonlord; legacy; music; rockandroll; tribute
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1 posted on 07/18/2012 2:21:32 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
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To: My Favorite Headache

The riffs on “Hush” all but invented a new genre of KB style.


2 posted on 07/18/2012 2:24:54 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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To: My Favorite Headache

All I can say to this article is, “A-Frickin-Men!”


3 posted on 07/18/2012 2:27:56 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: My Favorite Headache

don’t get mad, get even.


4 posted on 07/18/2012 2:29:07 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: My Favorite Headache
"With such classics as "Hush", "We Can Work It Out", "Highway Star", "Space Truckin'", "Perfect Strangers", "Knocking At Your Back Door" , and "Chasing Shadows""

What, no Woman From Tokyo? That's my favorite.
5 posted on 07/18/2012 2:30:10 PM PDT by FortWorthPatriot (Obama is no Hitler; Hitler got the Olympics)
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To: My Favorite Headache

And I thought the holocaust was bad.


6 posted on 07/18/2012 2:33:44 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: FortWorthPatriot
What, no Woman From Tokyo? That's my favorite.

That's on account it's now considered to have waisis undertones, dontcha see?

7 posted on 07/18/2012 2:36:46 PM PDT by Dysart (Race card is tyranny. Don't be cowed.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Deep Purple Fireball is their best album and song( in my opinion )


8 posted on 07/18/2012 2:39:45 PM PDT by South Dakota (shut up and drill)
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To: My Favorite Headache
When discussing the nominating committee for the R&R HOF, the author writes this...

And who is "THEY" you ask? Well "THEY" are people such as Late Night With David Letterman keyboardist, Paul Shaffer, MSNBC political commentator and black social activist Toure'. Bruce Springsteen manager Jon Landau, Hip-Hop and Rap magazine Source editor Reginald C. Dennis, 73-year-old music critic Robert Hilburn, Sire Records founder Seymour Stein, Co-Founder and Publisher of Rolling Stone magazine and owner of Men's Journal and US Magazine Jann Wenner, Lenny Kaye who is the guitarist for Patti Smith to name a few.

Paul Shaffer's name jumps out. As a keyboardist you'd think he'd have an appreciation for Lord's body of work. OTOH, watching Shaffer bopping around on-stage in his geeky style, maybe he's going to push for Deep Purple now so that he can "stand in" for the missing keyboard great.

9 posted on 07/18/2012 2:40:16 PM PDT by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Hip hop and rap are not rock n roll and don’t belong in the Hall. Now if anyone wants to honor these alleged artists, then let someone form a separate hall of fame for them.


10 posted on 07/18/2012 2:40:29 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: My Favorite Headache

I saw Deep Purple in concert on their Machine Head tour. It was the first 8-track I ever bought. I wore it out.......................


11 posted on 07/18/2012 2:43:14 PM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: My Favorite Headache

How many heavy metal bands were started because of “Machine Head”?


12 posted on 07/18/2012 2:43:40 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: My Favorite Headache

A lot of “Rock and Roll” has always been at least as much about the sizzle as it has been about the steak. Just ask Col. Tom Parker. (well that is if he were still around to ask).


13 posted on 07/18/2012 2:44:13 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: South Dakota

Fireball isn’t their song though.
They even admit it in the liner notes on their greatest hits album. They stole it from rockstar by warpig.


14 posted on 07/18/2012 2:47:51 PM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: fatnotlazy

If you were white, I would not go to the rap hall of fame. Anyplace where rap music is played and young blacks congregate, there always are shootings there. The black hip hop clubs basically have the dead body sihlouette floor tape on rolls behind the bar ready to go.

If they made a rap hall of fame they’d be having daily shootings, they could probably put them on the daily schedule, it’d be happening so regularly.


15 posted on 07/18/2012 2:56:46 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: My Favorite Headache
Tommy Bolin of Deep Purple was from my hometown. I used to work (and party) with his brother(s).

My brush with "fame" ...

16 posted on 07/18/2012 2:59:52 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: Mount Athos
Hey Joe

Back in their EARLY days when they were GREAT! (without Ian Gillan however)

17 posted on 07/18/2012 3:01:21 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: My Favorite Headache
...it is just appalling that the band has never even once been nominated for "The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame".
That truly is a shame. A great band with some great music.
18 posted on 07/18/2012 3:09:59 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Once upon a time back in the mid 1970s at Taylor University, someone switched out the evening hymn carillon tape with Smoke on the Water.


19 posted on 07/18/2012 3:10:43 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: My Favorite Headache

I’m not sure a legit rock act or their fans should be pining to get in the R&R hall. Just look at the number of complete stiffs they inducted already. I mean if purple isn’t in yet, that’s on the numb-nuts who run the thing and their understanding of rock.

Freegards


20 posted on 07/18/2012 3:14:22 PM PDT by Ransomed
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To: My Favorite Headache

Posted from the thread that announced his passing:

Mr. Lord was in many ways the glue that held together the monumental talents with the monumental egos and appetites 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


21 posted on 07/18/2012 3:17:32 PM PDT by 5Madman2 (There is no such thing as an experienced suicide bomber)
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To: My Favorite Headache
Tampa Stadium 1973, one of the best shows i ever saw... RIP
22 posted on 07/18/2012 3:21:47 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: 5Madman2
@ Lazy Live, 1972
23 posted on 07/18/2012 3:26:18 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: fatnotlazy

Correct!

I doubt I’ll be around but would like to know what hip hop or rap song ( or artist) is still drawing crowds in lets say 50 years.


24 posted on 07/18/2012 3:32:24 PM PDT by Deepest South
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To: My Favorite Headache

He could make a leslie sound like no other . . .


25 posted on 07/18/2012 3:42:09 PM PDT by BraveMan
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To: philman_36

Thanks for that-good version

When they were on their game live there was no one better. The back and forth between Ritchie and Jon was oustanding.

Ian Paice is thoe only founding member still playing with the band. Not sure I would want to see him drumming with no shirt presently. Sound would be the same but the visual would remind me too mush of my old dumb butt.

Jon Lord brought an orchestral thread to the band that few others had. Made them unique


26 posted on 07/18/2012 3:47:27 PM PDT by 5Madman2 (There is no such thing as an experienced suicide bomber)
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To: My Favorite Headache
Child In Time - Deep Purple (live)
27 posted on 07/18/2012 3:53:21 PM PDT by Pyro7480 (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Red Badger

Had the 8-track and the album, missed the original line up and saw the “Burn” tour when they reformed. One of if not my favorite all time groups, a blend of Rock and Jazz like no other.


28 posted on 07/18/2012 3:54:16 PM PDT by 100American (Knowledge is knowing how, Wisdom is knowing when)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Stormbringer was my DP favorite.


29 posted on 07/18/2012 3:54:53 PM PDT by deadrock
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To: 5Madman2

You can tell they were having fun playing that night.


30 posted on 07/18/2012 3:55:23 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: BraveMan

a pretty stunning list of those left out while “the red hot chili peppers” are on there way in


31 posted on 07/18/2012 3:55:35 PM PDT by CrouchingTiger620
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To: FortWorthPatriot

Mine, too! Hush, is a close second.


32 posted on 07/18/2012 3:59:00 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: freedumb2003

I’ve had “Hush” and “Lazy” playing in my head for two days now (not a bad thing).

RIP Jon


33 posted on 07/18/2012 4:31:58 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Red Badger
My brother and I literally wore out the “Machine Head” 8-track too! Cruising to the tunes! “Lazy” is the best song on the album.
34 posted on 07/18/2012 4:40:28 PM PDT by 4yearlurker (No matter who you elect,the government eventually gets in.)
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To: philman_36

RIP and Thanks Jon

Lazy Studio Version
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPM6ni4bQzc

Lazy Live in Japan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFRMmZpK0uc

Smoking Cover of Lazy by Brazen Abbot
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZywfDDddL8

Thanks again Jon


35 posted on 07/18/2012 4:56:23 PM PDT by To-Whose-Benefit? (It is Error alone which needs the support of Government. The Truth can stand by itself.)
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To: My Favorite Headache
Smoke On The Water,from their Made In Japan album,is very possibly the best live rock performance ever put on acetate.
36 posted on 07/18/2012 5:15:36 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Poor Barak.If He's Reelected,Think Of The Mess He'll Inherit!)
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To: philman_36

Thanks man. I gotta break out my Made In Japan CD now.


37 posted on 07/18/2012 5:21:10 PM PDT by One_American
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Not only is Deep Purple excluded from the RRHOF but so is RUSH as well. But yet the Hall has admitted Michael Jackson and Madonna in !


38 posted on 07/18/2012 5:21:41 PM PDT by CORedneck
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To: My Favorite Headache

Deep Purple was a huge part of my teenage years. We drove around blasting their music for hours on end. That was the era of great Rock and Roll and Deep Purple should be in the Hall of Fame!!


39 posted on 07/18/2012 5:21:56 PM PDT by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: Gay State Conservative
Made In Japan
40 posted on 07/18/2012 5:27:18 PM PDT by One_American
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To: One_American
Sweet! Thanks for that link.
I see that several groups have full album links there as well.
41 posted on 07/18/2012 5:35:48 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: fatnotlazy
Hip hop and rap are not rock n roll and don’t belong in the Hall.

You can add bubblegum and disco to the list.

42 posted on 07/18/2012 5:35:47 PM PDT by kitchen (Over gunned is better than the alternative.)
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To: philman_36

Yeah man.


43 posted on 07/18/2012 5:43:02 PM PDT by One_American
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To: CORedneck

And ABBA.


44 posted on 07/18/2012 5:43:15 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big. Vote Newt!)
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To: My Favorite Headache
Good article and so true. Many of the truly great rock acts have been overlooked by the critics who are always striving to be "trendy" and thus tend to look down on acts who aren't flashy but just concentrate on creating great music.

Many of the critic's "darlings" I never could understand. Take Bonnie Raitt for example. She's always getting awards for this and that but if I want to hear some real blues, I go elsewhere. I find her flavor of "blues" rather bland.

Some of my all-time favorite bands are 'Til Tuesday, Flash And The Pan and The Cars but they have always been ignored by the "smart set" who purport to be "cooler than thou".

45 posted on 07/18/2012 5:48:06 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Pyro7480

I took a brief listen to your “Child in Time” and got to wondering: so this is what appeals to you. Sir, what is it that you like about this “song”? Surely, it’s not the melody since there is no recognizable melody to be heard. Deep, hidden meaning in the lyrics? To discern that would require more patience than I have. About 60 seconds was all I could take.

And this seems to be typical of post-1970s popular music.

One has to also wonder: are all the songwriters dead?


46 posted on 07/18/2012 5:52:37 PM PDT by OldPossum ( "it's" is the contraction of either "it is" or "it has"; "its" is the possessive pronoun)
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To: One_American
As you might have guessed from my reply I don't spend a lot of time on YouTube.
It sure beats the Internet Jukeboxes as I've generally preferred albums over singles.
Boston (original), 2112, Rumours, Led Zeppelin I & II, Days of Future Past, Breakfast in America...so many more!
47 posted on 07/18/2012 5:53:12 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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Oops...Days of Future Passed
48 posted on 07/18/2012 5:57:06 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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I hear you. So many great rock bands back then in their prime.

Save them as MP3s

49 posted on 07/18/2012 6:27:07 PM PDT by One_American
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To: My Favorite Headache
Deep Purple Guns N Roses is the band that during the 90s had guitar shops posting signs reading "If you plan to try out our guitars please don't play Smoke on the Water "Sweet Child".
50 posted on 07/18/2012 6:32:14 PM PDT by Rebelbase (The most transparent administration ever is clear as mud.)
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