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Rock ‘n’ Roll in Four Movements

Jon Lord: 9 June 1941 – 16 July 2012BBC Radio 4 has aired a programme on fusion of rock and classical music titled Rock ‘n’ Roll in Four Movements. It prominently features Concerto for Group and Orchestra, with all the Big Three keyboard players of the classic rock — Jon Lord, Rick Wakeman and Keith Emerson — being interviewed. Jon’s contribution is from his last interview conducted just a week before his death.

The programme was on the air yesterday, August 23, and is available for replay until noon BST, August 30. (BBC’s iPlayer requires Flash plugin.)

Thanks to DPAS and Daniel Bengtsson for the info.

5 Comments to “Rock ‘n’ Roll in Four Movements”:

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    David McCrory says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the programme which spoke volumes about the concerto and hearing Jon speaking personally about his concerto and how the recent recording, which I hope was completed and will be ready for release soon, moved him “hearing what he heard in his head all those years ago”.
    It was also interesting hearing from Keith Emerson and Rick Wakeman speaking about their experiences combining Rock & Classical styles.
    Jon was a special musician and a wonderful person but his music will be ever present and will remind us of how privileged were are to have been present at this time and felt the power of his music and had been moved by his presence, personality and his performances.

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    Rommel says:

    Those big three! The best keyboard players in the whole world.

  3. 3
    Les Hedger says:

    Jon’s new studion version of the Concerto is available for pre-order at his web sight. Can’t wait to get it!

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    Bill The Wizard says:

    Good Day ladies and Gents, I feel completely honored to have been lucky enough to have been a huge fan and still am of the man himself Jon Lord and Deep Purple, he’s touched us all, and the world is a little bit duller without the Lord with us all! Long Live Rock n Roll friends Wizard

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    Rasmus Heide says:

    When the BBC’s player stops working, you can listen to the show here:

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