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Keystone with Jon

It was around the mid eighties, after Perfect Strangers, that Bruce, Jon and I decided to have a ski holiday in Colorado and to that end we rented a huge house in Keystone for nine days. I think it had five or six bedrooms, a massive kitchen, and the living room was three stories high […]

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Six degrees of separation

While trying to google up the name of Paicey’s old man (no such luck, btw), I came across this amusing anecdote about John Mortimer (father of British actress Emily Mortimer and a prolific writer and barrister in his own kind). The story is told by his youngest daughter Rosie: He was great friends with Jon […]

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Jon Lord – Windows

Three weeks after the new DEEP PURPLE album “inFinite” hit the stores, Edel will continue the series of Jon Lord re-releases with “Windows”, an album featuring a cooperation between Jon Lord and conductor and composer Eberhard Schoener. Schoener, who was also involved in progressive rock masterpieces like “The Turn of a Friendly Card” by The […]

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Jon Lord – Gemini Suite

Back in 1969, the lineup of DEEP PURPLE had seen a drastic change: Jon Lord, Ritchie Blackmore and Ian Paice split up with singer Rod Evans and bass player Nick Simper and hired the former EPISODE SIX musicians Ian Gillan and Roger Glover to complete the lineup. One of the first shows to feature the new […]

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Jon Lord “Gemini Suite” release date postponed to December 9, 2016

The re-release of Jon Lords “Gemini Suite” has been postponed to December 9, 2016

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Jon Lord “Gemini Suite” to be re-released on November 25, 2016

earMusic/Edel will start a series of Jon Lord reissues with the release of “Gemini Suite” on November 25, 2016. The album, recorded at Abbey Road und De Lane Leo Studios with the London Symphonic Orchestra conducted by Malcolm Arnold features performaces by Albert Lee, Yvonne Elliman, Tony Ashton and Jon Lords Deep Purple bandmates Roger Glover and Ian Paice. More […]

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Mini-Purplefest in Warsaw

There will be a couple of loosely associated Purple events held next week in Warsaw, Poland. The Jon Lord Memorial Concert will happen on Thursday, October 13, at Proxima Club. Seeing as this is the fifth such occasion happening annually since 2012, it can safely be chalked as a good tradition (this tradition is the […]

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Concerto in Versace commercial

Jon Lord’s Concerto for Group and Orchestra is prominently featured in a commercial for a new perfume Versace Pour Homme Dylan Blue. Here is the “director’s cut” of it (watch inside)

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The Lord of the Hammond

An interview with Jon Lord recorded in June 2011 at the Blues en Bourgogne Festival in Le Creusot, France. It is relatively unknown as having been published in early July this year, it managed a whopping 32 views on Youtube by the time of this publication almost 2 months later. The fact that the video […]

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It’s easer to not have to deal with guitar players

A 20-minute documentary about Jon Lord’s quest to produce the ultimate verstion of his Concerto for Group and Orchestra was posted by the official DP channel a couple of days ago. Starring: Jon Lord, Paul Mann, and Marko de Goeij. Long time THS contributor Nigel Young gets a name check.

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