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Jon Lord: I think I played it a bit better than that!

‘It isn’t me – so it isn’t the others.’

Jon Lord confirms that the socalled channel mixes of Hush recently uploaded to Youtube are fakes and do not feature Deep Purple.

Jon Lord

Jon Lord writes:

‘Just thought you’d like to know that it isn’t me – so it isn’t the others – on those Hush separate channel things on The Highway Star.’

Unimpressed with the perpetrator’s work, he adds:

‘I think I played it a bit better than that!’

Deep Purple fans have discussed the origin of the three clips purporting to be Deep Purple performing Hush in 1968.

Thanks to Jon Lord for reading The Highway Star and for setting the record straight.

31 Comments to “Jon Lord: I think I played it a bit better than that!”:

  1. 1
    Kevin Dixon says:

    Anybody checked if it is the Funky Junction version.

  2. 2
    Marcelo Soares says:

    Is it a tribute, then?

  3. 3
    MoreBlack says:

    Hmmm maybe it is mk VIII!

  4. 4
    drew says:

    Quite nice that Jon still checks on this website 🙂

  5. 5
    leonardo says:

    oh my god !!!!! …
    MR LORD !!!!!

    ok … no Lord …but Ritchie ? (Its the Best impersonator of Blackmore’s 68 in the world !)

    Question for Mr.Lord
    You play in this Acetate (of The Arwoods Combo)?
    A-Chicago Calling /B- Hocchie Coochie Men

  6. 6
    kraatzy says:

    The Hammond master said THIS ….. I am so tired, teardrops falling down … but stop !

    Jon Lord is better – N O !!!

    He is the B E S T Hammond man !!!

    And Ritchie is the B E S T Stratocaster man !!!
    And Roger is the B E S T ….
    And Paicey is the B E S T ….
    And Gillan is (sometime was) the B E S T voice … beside GLENN HIGHES !!!



  7. 7
    beardawg says:

    John Lord; we miss ya buddy!!

  8. 8
    rob says:

    I knew it wasn’t you Jon you do play better than that!

  9. 9
    AndreA says:

    Hey Mr.Jon Lord!
    You belong to our soul,for this
    I say THANK YOU for all you gave us,you give us, Dear Mr.Lord: we love you!


  10. 10
    Claus says:

    Sure miss Jon Lord too – thanks for many great moments!

  11. 11
    AndreA says:

    sometimes some friends tell to me that my astrological sign ( but I dont’ care to zodiac) is not good (GEMINI)..ahahah..no no no..It is aGOOD sign because of my favourite Jon Lord,Clint Eastwood …

    my friends..poor ignorant …

  12. 12
    David Sandersom says:

    I don’t know if Jon Lord REALLY reads this site but if so, thanks for everything, DP’s keyboards are in safe hands with Don Airey, he would be the first person to cite you as an influence and nobody could pay you a bigger compliment.

  13. 13
    MoreBlack says:

    Don’t forget they recorded a demo of this song one month before the definitive version.The demo was send to record companies in US and UK.

  14. 14
    elprupdeep says:

    very funny moreblack!!!!
    be happy with what you got man, after 40 years what you expect.
    still dreaming to see ritchie jon ian roger and ian together?
    forget man !
    long live DP 2009!

  15. 15
    Ray says:

    These different sound channels from Hush comes from the videogame Guitar Hero II (which is a cover), probably ripped to play these songs on the PC. The Highway Star one is real though, which comes from the videogame Rockband, but features the original recording, with the same purpose as the one mentioned above.

    Mystery solved!

  16. 16
    Dynamomoskva says:

    Ah, thanks. As you say, mystery solved. I just found the vocal of Smoke… and that was pretty convincing.


  17. 17
    Rascal says:

    I knew it all along……a fake!

    I think its JLT recruiting members for his next tribute act……..Deep Purple MK1

    HEY JLT…….

    You can fool the Rainbow fans……..But you dont stand a chance with the Deep Purple Fans

  18. 18
    stoffer says:

    If Mr. Lord says it isn’t him I think he should know, if the Lord says so it’s “gospel”!

  19. 19
    MoreBlack says:

    To elprupdeep

  20. 20
    Eugenio says:

    But someone wants to see markIII? series and we would see the shadow fué.duraria q d as a news program being Blackmore, and may even harm the Purple q current, I emphatically do not. q can about all the concerts mk, but nothing moore.un saludo

  21. 21
    Crimson Ghost says:

    That explains the vocals in particular, as a pitch tone device must have been surely used, the kareoke type thingumy. The vocals sound close and the rest do resemble at least good musicianship but you can tell it’s not them on first listen.

  22. 22
    leonardo says:

    Hello …
    I’m posting “highway star (13 channels)” in mp3 on http://todopurple.blogspot.com


  23. 23
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Hey Rascal

    Do not speak for me , please…..
    And I guess for lots of others….

  24. 24
    Sami says:

    Yeah, speak only for yourself, rascal!

    Old punks don’t learn new tricks, they just
    get more boring 😉

  25. 25
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Well, now WE know that I m not alone in supporting Joe Lynn Turner in his endeavours……

    What about a campaign to change the SET LIST of Over The Rainbow?!

    I hate POWER, I always did, on Straight Between The Eyes there are tracks that are begging to be played

    Tearing Out My Heart
    Eyes Of Fire

    I can do without Since You ve been gone as well…..
    Its not their own and on Down To Earth I prefer Loves No Friend for example.
    Btw, if Don Airey can give us a splendid rendition of Bad Girl I think JLT can too.

    And where are Stranded and Firedance?

    Please more suggestions…..

    And Joe, NO PUN INTENDED, but…….

    See ya around in The Netherlands on the 24th of October!!!!

  26. 26
    Rascal says:

    What we do know is that the ‘moderators’ select which retorts are exceptable………

    Priest @25……when you use the ‘WE’……………
    ‘Do not speak for me , please…..
    And I guess for lots of others’

  27. 27
    purplepriest1965 says:

    This is almost funny.
    Ofcourse I was not referring to you.
    Very obvious…..

  28. 28
    Sami says:

    ‘Retorts’!?!…you need to get a life, dude, and fast!!!

  29. 29
    Rascal says:

    Maybe you need to clarify any future comments that include ‘WE’.


  30. 30
    purplepriest1965 says:

    I will use the word WE whenever suitable, be sure of that.

  31. 31
    Mr. Purple know how says:

    The D.P. line up 2009 is an very good line up. And the fans has their chois to like it or not. The line up from 1972 or 1975 will never be the same as they once was, the same rule goes for Pele’ and Maradonna as well

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