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Jon Lord in royal company

Jon Lord was in Stockholm last Monday to be involved in the Polar Prize Ceremony. He read the citation to one of the recipients, Led Zeppelin. At the dinner, Jon sat with the Swedish crown princess Victoria and Led Zeppelin guitar player Jimmy Page, as seen on this picture. Jon can also be spotted in the tv broadcast of the event, available at the Polar Music Prize website.

In other Jon Lord news we see on the DPAS site that Jon’s work “Boom of the tingling strings” will be performed by the Odense Symphony Orchestra in Odense, Denmark on December 7. The orchestra will be conducted by Paul Mann who is the current conductor for the Odense Symphony Orchestra. Paul Mann is of course the man who had a vital part in the resurrection of “Concerto for group and orchestra” in 1999-2000. Jon Lord will be present at the concert but will not perform. Tickets are available through the Odense Symphony Orchestra website.

The week after the concert in Denmark, EMI Classics will record “Boom of the tingling strings” and Jon Lord’s work for string orchestra, “Disguises”, for release on CD in 2007.

3 Comments to “Jon Lord in royal company”:

  1. 1
    Paul Mann says:


    We’re actually doing two performances, on December 7 and 8.

    Jon and I will also be doing a public Q&A directly after both performances.

    Hope to see as many old friends there as possible.

    All the best

  2. 2
    Martin says:

    I wish Jon Lord had teamed up with Jimmy Page after this dinner in the studio. Now this would be a duet of dreams, really 🙂 Even if they’d try only You Really Got Me after 40 years or something 🙂

  3. 3
    Carl says:

    This can seen here:


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