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Rachmaninoff to Grieg

Ivory tinker extraordinaire Jordan Rudess talks about the heaviest keyboard riffs of all the time. Watch out for Jon’s entry, and it’s probably not what you think…

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Hate to see you go

Today, July 16th, marks 10 years since dear Jon is no longer with is. Here’s something-something for you to raise a glass in his memory. Back in 2003 he arrived to Australia to endulge his classical side, but could not play the piano due to an injury. Fortunately, he could still play the Hammond (we […]

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Jon Lord – A Visual Biography

A new book by Jerry Bloom is slated to be published by Wymer this September. It is called Jon Lord – A Visual Biography and will come in “regular” (ISBN 978-1-915246-12-7, MSRP £59.99) and “collector’s” (ISBN 978-1-915246-16-5, MSRP £79.99) editions. Both are advertised as hardback A4 (210 x 297 mm) at 224 pages. The collector’s […]

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Continuo on B.A.C.H.

Another member of the family tree — Ray Fenwick — has passed away on April 30, 2022. He was guitar player with the Ian Gillan Band and also participated in Jon Lord’s Windows project. Since it would be Jon’s 81st birthday today, we celebrate both with an excerpt from the latter.

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The headmaster

In this 2010 vintage interview with Banger TV Jon Lord talks about conflating Johann Sebastian with Jerry Lee

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Maestro in full flight

Our long time regular Marcelo Soares writes: One of my greatest moments ever as a fan was to see Jon play the Concert in São Paulo in 2009, in an open air gig in the most famous corner of Brazil. This weekend the festival will happen again, with lots of musicians playing around the clock, […]

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And that’s how they started Deep Purple

Guitar.com has more Blackmore quotes from his Sirius XM broadcast in April. On the nascient band that Chris Curtis was trying to form in early 1968: I was living in Hamburg and I got a telegram from Chris Curtis saying ‘Come on over, I need you. We’re making a band’. headed over to England. I […]

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As valid as anything by Beethoven

An interview with Jon Lord, published at a critical point in Purple history. It first appeared in New Musical Express on March 17, 1973 — weeks after the release of Made in Japan and Who Do We Thing We Are, yet mere weeks before Mark 2 imploded. One can not help but wonder, did he […]

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Burntwood Hall up for sale

Mansion Global reports that a stately country house in Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, once owned by Jon Lord is up for sale. The Burntwood Hall has an eponymous track dedicated to it on Jon’s ’82 Before I Forget album. Today, Kate and Ian Gethin are the owners of the home. They paid a little over £5 million […]

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Malice in Wonderland tribute release party

The Dominus Orchestra (we’ve introduced them last month) is hosting a release party for their live album A concert tribute to Paice Ashton Lord’s – Malice in wonderland. The party will be held in a suburb of Athens on April 30, 2022. Drop by for some fun and frolic if you’re in the neighbourhood. Who: […]

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