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Remember, remember the 5th of November

Roger Glover, Bruce Dickinson, et al. tout the upcoming performance of Jon Lord’s Concerto for Group and Orchestra in Hungary.

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Knitting battleships and dislike of France

[Updated Sep 23] Geir Myklebust specifically for the audience of our site reprints in his blog the questionnaires that members of Deep Purple Mark 2 have answered back in 1970. These originally appeared in the November 21, 1970 edition of the New Musical Express.

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Chewing up and spitting out

Another Rainbow related interview in the Rolling Stone’s Unknown Legends series — this time it’s an in-depth conversation with Bob Daisley, covering his career from a 3 year old listening to his parents’ Frank Sinatra records to the present day and pretty much everything in between. And that’s a lot of everything. Bob has stories […]

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A bunch of Japanese poets sitting in a circle

…And once we’re on a Jon bender today, here is another of his long form interviews and a Q&A session. It sounds like this was done in Australia some time early this century.

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Playing music is addictive

Jon Lord would have turned 80 today, June 9. Here he is talking backstage in Hamburg during the Concerto tour in 2000, with Paicey joining the conversation towards the end. Enjoy!

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To soothe the savage breast

Music History for Those Who Are Able to Read has a new addition — a reprint of a contemporary review of the original Concerto performance that appeared in October 4, 1969, issue of the New Musical Express. “The gulf remains wide and unabridged.” “Pop and classics just don’t mix… so the pop group had its […]

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It’s growling and purring

This behind-the-scenes documentary on the making of WhoCares single back in 2011 was published a couple of years ago, but somehow have completely slipped under our radar. Until now.

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Naked without it

Another Jon Lord interview from the mu:zines archives. This one is from 1983, originally published in the May issue of Music UK magazine. Once again, this is a pro music magazine, and much of the discussion revolves around equipment and technique. When Jon mentioned that he was still able to take his Hammond out on […]

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12 notes from C to C

Digging deeper into mu:zines archives, there’s this interview with Jon Lord from the time of Before I Forget, published in August 1982 issue of Electronics & Music Maker. On the album ‘Where Are You’ it seems to have a Debussy type ending. Jon Well, again, he is a composer that I used to play quite […]

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That time Jon wished he was an accountant instead

Another article originally published in New Musical Express on July 8, 1972. This one is by Tony Norman and based around an interview with Jon Lord that must have been taken, according to the description, during the day on July 1. The question discussed appears to be the rumours of the imminent split of the […]

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