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Jon’s last interview

Jon Lord: 9 June 1941 – 16 July 2012

A week before his death, Jon Lord gave an interview to Classic Rock Magazine’s Lee Marlow. The interview will appear in the next issue of the magazine. Meanwhile he gives a personal tribute to Jon online:

They say that you should never meet your heroes; that they’ll only disappoint you with their egos and their arrogance and their unshakable sense that everything – including you, especially you, writer boy –revolves around them.

But, really, that’s just bollocks. Because for every rock star, football player, author and politician who is like that – and there’s few, believe me – there’s Jon Lord. Jon Lord was a gent.

Read more in Classic Rock.

3 Comments to “Jon’s last interview”:

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    Dave galazia says:

    Here’s a good place to post:
    I met Jon for the first time in pa at harveys lake pa in like 96 .. The website was just ramping up and a few of the web folks were there.. Sven and Angie to drop a name or 2.. and kindly directed me to where Jon was enjoying lunch..after a brief thanking and well wishing encounter I showed Jon my battle rages on tattoo.. He then spun me around and gave me an uncle like spank on my hiney and said “well you’re a fine chap then..” a wink.. and I was off to anticipate the evening that awaited me.. God love and keep you , man amongst men. Your light shines always. Dave .

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    Kostas says:

    The Gentleman of rock n roll…

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    micke says:

    @ 1 I had a similar meeting with Jon two summers ago in Rättvik, Sweden. We stayed at the same hotel and me and my son met Jon and the other stars in the bar after the show. We had a great time together and no one showed any arrogance what so ever. It was the Rhapsody in rock show.

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