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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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A reputation and a name of sorts

Jon Lord’s press conference on September 13, 2003 outside of the Hell train station in Norway, prior to his performance at the Hell Blues Festival, and at the Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim the next day. Some of you may have seen it (some may have been there), others not.

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We’re a rock and roll band

The second part of Jon Lord’s feature originally published in New Musical Express on March 13, 1971. Before then he had been proving the perfect interviewee by just talking, making good points, raising sensible arguments and leading me through his career very carefully. I asked him what method the group adopted when it came to […]

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Between snobbery and snobbery

Geir Myklebust continues doing God’s work with posting a New Musical Express feature on Jon Lord originally published on March 6, 1971. Here is how Jon describes the pivotal moment in his musical development: The group changed its name to the Art Woods and Jon bought a Hammond and became influenced by Graham Bond and […]

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Jon Lord Tribute Project

A German band called Baroque in Blue lists Jon Lord Tribute among their projects. Their repertoire consists of Purple staples with some Whitesnake and rarities from Jon’s solo output thrown in. The Jon Lord Tribute Project are: Hans Peter Herkenhöhner – Hammond B3, keyboards Karen Fälker-Herkenhöhner – flute Holger Strässer – guitar Wendel Biskup – […]

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Great friend and music colleague

July 16 marked 8 years since the passing of late great Jon Lord. Paicey reminisces about his brother in law.

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Like a donkey

We’re not sure where this is from and we don’t know who did the interview, but here it is — Jon Lord talking about the original performance of Concerto for Group and Orchestra. Enjoy!

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Don Airey in Sweden Rock Magazine

Don Airey is interviewed in the latest issue (01/2020) of Sweden Rock Magazine. On Jon’s gear: As soon as I joined [Deep Purple] officially, I started using my own gear. In the beginning I toured with the band because Jon was ill. I used Jon’s equipment then and realised it wasn’t in good shape. Everything […]

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The church organ

This is a rather unusual cover even by our standards. Child in Time performed on a church organ at the funeral of German actor and Deep Purple fan Jan Fedder, who succumbed to cancer on December 30, 2019, aged 64. To the wider audience outside Germany Jan might be known for his role of Petty […]

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Une faune inhabituelle

Concerto for Group and Orchestra got a rare North American performance yesterday, November 21, at Palais Montcalm in Québec City. Paul Mann was on hand to conduct l’Orchestre symphonique de Québec, with Paul DesLauriers Band, and Bruce Dickinson handling the vocals. Concerto was followed by Sarabande and Bouré, and a set of Deep Purple covers […]

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