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On the banks of river Uzh

A pretty unique monument to Jon Lord was unveiled on November 27 in Ukranian city of Uzhhorod. A pint-sized Jon is sitting on the railing of a riverside promenade and contemplating the view.
Putting finishing touches to Jon Lord monument in Uzhhorod

The idea of the monument came to a couple of locals two years ago. They started collecting the money in empty beer cans strategically placed in local pubs. Two years and 16 kilograms of coins later, here he is, in all his glory:
Jon Lord monument in Uzhhorod

Jon’s sculpture joins a number of other quirky miniatures installed in the city ranging from 19th century Hungarian musician Ferenc Liszt, to the good soldier Ć vejk, to RMS Carpathia.

Thanks to Volodimir Drybuschak for the info. Photo: zak-kor.net.

5 Comments to “On the banks of river Uzh”:

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    Juraj says:

    Thank you so much for posting this “cute”message.I feel so happy now.I live just 200 km from Uzgorod,history was tising with this town,once was it part of austro Hungarian impire,Czechoslovakia,Russia and so on.Anyway all this influenced myself and Franz Liszt,soldier Sveik are part of my soul.But biggest influence to me is Mr.Lord,there is no doubt.I have to visit this pretty town soon.
    Thanks again.

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    Scott W. says:

    Have not seen a post for this yet but…. Happy Birthday Roger!!!

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    gerardo b. reynaldo says:

    Weird, but Ok. But I think a more suitable monument should be dedicated to Jon. His playing with Deep Purple and his influence in rock was, well, larger than life.

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    stoffer says:


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    Another Martin says:

    Having just spent a month in the region (Chernivtsi, a really lovely town, I highly recommend it, try to visit it at the same time!) I was really happy to read about this mini-tribute to Jon Lord. Thank you to “a couple of locals”.

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