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A hometown perspective

Jon Lord’s home town newspaper Henley Standard also did a tribute to him which puts his character in quite a unique perspective:

Lord was a close friend of author, playwright and barrister Sir John Mortimer, who died in 2009, and they performed together at the Kenton Theatre in Henley. Nansi Diamond, an amateur actress and Kenton stalwart, said: “Jon Lord was a lovely man — always gentlemanly, courteous, with immense charm and a self-deprecating manner, somehow not my perception of a rock star.

“He joined John Mortimer on the stage at two of John’s many Kenton Theatre charity events. He insisted on using his own precious electronic white grand piano on which he would entertain us brilliantly. We would go to his house and dismantle it, under Jon’s watchful eye, load it into a van, re-assemble it on stage and then reverse the process afterwards.”

Read more in Henley Standard.



Comment to “A hometown perspective”:

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    Moreblack says:

    Is with tears in my eyes that i say,what a great man Jon Lord was.Bernie Marsden said the same about his passing,and so said Tommy Bolin back in 76.Great.Just great.

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