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Great friend and music colleague

July 16 marked 8 years since the passing of late great Jon Lord. Paicey reminisces about his brother in law.



20 Comments to “Great friend and music colleague”:

  1. 1
    Xavier Gomez says:

    Jon Lord made me listen to Deep Purple more than any other member of the band. a true musician of the highest order, one with restrain, imagination and creativity.

    you continue to inspire Purple and fans in ways that make the familiar new, and the new familiar. we see it in Don and rest of the band. we love you and remember you.

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    George Bixler says:

    Paicey says at the end, “I miss my buddy a lot.” So do we all. An amazing musician, keyboard player, composer – but most of all, an amazing human being. Well said, Ian. Thanks for such a moving and wonderful tribute. Think of all the music Jon could have written in the past 8 years…RIP.

  3. 3
    uwe hornung says:

    That’s very moving. Nuff said.

  4. 4
    Adel Faragalla says:

    Some people just don’t seem to disappear when they pass away, they just seem to be alive and well loved and respected.
    Every year on the anniversary of Jon Lord departure we seem to find a growing fire ball of love towards him.
    OUR Sweet tears of love to Jon Lord will never run dry.

  5. 5
    Leslie S Hedger says:

    Thanks Ian! Jon’s Hammond sound was the thing that got me hooked on DP(the first album I bought by them was Purple Passages). His music will be around forever!!

  6. 6
    Stoffer says:

    Wonderful and yet so sad…..we miss him as well Ian.

  7. 7
    George Martin says:

    There really isn’t anything to add to this. You could tell Jon was a great guy and meant everything to Paicey. I can’t believe it’s been 8 years. He will always be missed.

  8. 8
    al says:

    great loss,class act and gentelman,Jon will always be missed.You can see the pain in Paicey eyes.

  9. 9
    ivica says:

    Jon .. “Father of Deep Purple family”

  10. 10
    Thorsun says:

    It’s way beyond me how come Ian did not break while telling camera all this, especially the last part. I watched it twice, I broke into teary eyes – twice. It’s impossible not to have that. An as much as I love Jon Lord’s music and most everything about him (I’ve met him once – enough to absolutely endorse Him as a Human for all my days), I’m just a fan. Ian had a 45 years professional career with him, most of his musical way until 2012. If our sense of loss is simply gutting us fans on every July 16th – I can’t imagine how tough it must be for Ian and Jackie. Jon IS loved and will be. He IS missed and will be. And IS IMMORTAL – every single day in my speakers, many times and it never gets enough. And so shall be – until it’s my turn to go.

    Ian, thank you for your story, your strength and composure – and everything You Sirs have given us, 52 years on. It makes our life all the better of it.

  11. 11
    john says:

    “I’m maybe leaving
    But I won’t be gone
    I’ll be there when you want me
    Above and beyond”

    Jon will always be with us. No one dies until he/she’s completely forgoten. For us, fans, and everyone who knew him, he will never be. He would be proud and thankful to see the band -HIS band- still going on and taking such interesting, suggesting, challenging paths as they do today.

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    hassan nikfarjam says:

    there’s nothing compared to keyboards on burn.but the most amazing thing about Mr.Lord is his solo album”Sarabande” I’m listening this album for many years.and it’s still new and alive.Thanks for all these years Mr. Lord you’re always in our heart. Lord of the hammond

  13. 13
    Doug says:

    Watched it twice – I welled up too Paicey. Can’t believe it’s been 8 years. R.I.P Jon Lord.

  14. 14
    Buttockss says:

    Jon Lord the true Gentleman and funny human and friend………….Thanks Ian.😍

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    Jahor says:

    His life passed like a long summer day at Durham…

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    Buttockss says:

    @12, Totally agree with Jon’s solo on burn…..OMG! There has not been anything since that song that can even come close to it. That atmospheric sound that he pulls off in the middle is amazing!

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    Tommy H. says:

    What a heartfelt tribute! I was very close to tears when Ian said that he misses his buddy. Eight years … he just had to leave much too early! Ian, thank you so much for this truly amazing video!

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    moreno says:

    quando nel lontano 1968 ho sentito x la prima volta i DEEP con HUSH e’ stato proprio l’organo di JON a farmi innamorare di loro e non li ho piu’ abbandonati ma quando se ne e’ andato qualche cosa si e’ rotto in me mi manca la sua genialita’ e nessuno sara’ mai come lui per me grazie JON x la bellissima musica che ci hai donato R.I.P. e ti sia lieve la terra

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    James Gemmell says:

    Jon Lord was my favorite musician. His intellectual brilliance and personal warmth comes across in his work. When Paice, Lord, Blackmore and Glover were in their prime, they were untouchable. Purple is blessed to have Don Airey as his successor the past 18 years.

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    sjc says:

    I still remember the Saturday night t the Reading Festival in August 1981.

    Just before Billy Squier took to the stage a gentleman walked on to the stage to introduce him.

    The gentleman’s first statement was: –

    “Good evening, some of you may have heard of me, my name is Jon Lord.”

    I thought that this was a very modest statement.

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