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Rick Wakeman remembers Jon Lord

Louder Sound (parent of Classic Rock magazine) has a brief interview with Rick Wakeman about his late great peer Jon Lord: Jon Lord is one of the greatest keyboard players there has ever been. He’s not really considered a prog rock musician, but he did things that nobody else did. When you look at early […]

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The Artwoods — Art’s Gallery

British label Top Sounds Records is releasing an album compiled from the three BBC sessions of The Artwoods: Saturday Club — 13th March 1965, Holiday Pop — 19th April 1965, and Jazz Beat — 8th January 1966. The ARTWOODS — Art Wood, Derek Griffiths, Malcolm Pool, Keef Hartley and future Deep Purple organist Jon Lord […]

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Paice Ashton Lord – “Malice In Wonderland”

When DEEP PURPLE disbanded in 1976, Jon Lord and Ian Paice decided to start a new band, not trying to recreate what they already had with DEEP PURPLE but to explore new musical directions. As frontman they recruited singer and keyboard player Tony Ashton. Jon Lord had already collaborated with Tony Ashton composing the soundtrack […]

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Paice Ashton Lord – “Malice In Wonderland” reissue

On May 17, earMUSIC will reissue “Malice In Wonderland”, the first (and only) album by Ian Paice, Tony Ashton and Jon Lord. “Malice in Wonderland” will be released as Digipak, limited gatefold LP and as digital album. Besides the original tracks, the reissue also contains 8 new mastered tracks that were planned for the second […]

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Concerto in Canada

Jon Lord’s Concerto for Group and Orchestra will celebrate it’s 50th anniversary this fall with a Canadian premiere. Orchestre Symphonique de Québec, conducted by Paul Mann, with special guest Bruce Dickinson on vocals, Paul DesLauriers Band, and Pierre Bélisle will perform it at the Palais Montcalm in Quebec City on November 21 and 22, 2019. […]

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How to bury a hatchet

Consequences of Sound has a lengthy interview with David Coverdale, done to promote his upcoming new album and tour. It starts, however, with David’s relationship to the old bandmates. I went out on the Forevermore tour, which was really successful. It was a two-year world tour. And I thought I could comfortably leave that as […]

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Sweet satisfaction

Live track from a Whitesnake show in Glasgow in 1984 was posted today. This version of Ready an’ willing will be included on the 6CD+DVD Ultimate Special Edition of Slide it in that we profiled recently. This was one of the last Jon Lord’s shows with Whitesnake before leaving to reform Deep Purple. Thanks to […]

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Slide it in 35th anniversary edition

Rhino Records will release a 35th anniversary edition of Whitesnake’s Slide It In on March 22. The album is famous for vastly different versions released on the two sides of the Atlatic at the time. The European version, released in 1984 and produced by Martin Birch, featured Coverdale, Micky Moody, Mel Galley, Cozy Powell, Colin […]

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Swinging sixties on Carnaby Street

And then there is this piece from British Pathé highlighting circa 1967 vintage hipsters. Look out for familiar faces! Thanks to Yvonne for the info.

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In the press

Several items of interest have either been published or are about to be. September 2018 issue of the Uncut magazine is dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the band under the Ultimate Music Guide moniker. Albeit we’re told that the inside content is ridden with errors. For those still interested, the issue can be ordered […]

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