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Jon Lord – 70 years young

Jon Lord 70th birthday

Jon Lord is turning 70 today.

Not resting on his laurels, Lord is busy recording the definitive version of Concerto for Group and Orchestra and priming Jon Lord Blues Project for a string of shows in Germany, Austria, Hungary and Holland later this year.

Wish the Maestro Happy Birthday on JonLord.org’s birthday page.

Photo: Daniel Reichberg



62 Comments to “Jon Lord – 70 years young”:

  1. 1
    Roberto says:

    Best Keyboard player ever…

  2. 2
    Vincek says:

    Happy Birthday!

  3. 3
    Gary says:

    Wishing you, Jon, a very Happy Birthday !

  4. 4
    Douug says:

    Best to You Jon
    The influence for years of keyboard playing
    for myself and countless others
    best
    Douug

  5. 5
    Peter Sandh says:

    Happy Birthday Johny,You are the best!!!

  6. 6
    Richi says:

    Happy Birthday Jon

  7. 7
    Frank says:

    I think I shall have to listen to some of my favorites of yours today, in your honor, Jon.
    Happy Birthday!

  8. 8
    Andres says:

    My Lord…

  9. 9
    Dirk says:

    Yeah … one of the Best Keyboarder. Happy Birthday.

  10. 10
    purpletemple says:

    Waoow I didn’t realize he was 1O years older than Coverdale!!!
    Happy birthday, Maestro!

  11. 11
    David McCrory says:

    Many happy returns Jon, a true gentleman.

  12. 12
    ozzie says:

    Happy B-day, and thank you for all the great music. I know there is more to come.

  13. 13
    Rob says:

    Happy birthday Jon thank you for adding joy in my life

  14. 14
    mildred says:

    feliz cumpleaños a ti…. Happy birthday

  15. 15
    Karinbirthday to you. says:

    Dear Jon,
    A very happy

  16. 16
    Knut says:

    Happy Birthday,Jon. Best keyboard player

  17. 17
    COCOBEACHSILVERSTRATSURFER says:

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  18. 18
    Tracy Heyder (aka Zero the Hero) says:

    What’s on the menu……”Cake or Cock” and we are all out of cake…..LOL.

    Happy “Seven O” Jon. You don’t look a day over 69…..

    Cheers

  19. 19
    Jack says:

    Jon…happy rocking birthday!!!!! Best wishes!!!!! You rock!!! from Aguascalientes, Mexico. Jack.

  20. 20
    Geno says:

    Congratulations teacher. undoubtedly the best, which transmit different from the others. a hug

  21. 21
    Ljubisa says:

    Happy Birthday Jon…

    Before 33 years…
    I was only 14 year old when I got a lucky chance to put old and wornout Machine Head on my gramophone. At that time I never heard any hype or anything about Deep Purple before (I was just a kid guys, do not blame me) 😉

    Jon, your two simultaneous melodies in solos made my head dizzy and every time still your solos open a new world of enjoying in music. No mather how many times I listen same song I still perfectly enjoy in each second of all od Deep Purple songs.

    Deep Purple Guys! You all are my Heroes!

  22. 22
    Dr Rock says:

    Marvellous musician.

  23. 23
    Purple Botzy says:

    Very, very happy birthday Jon !!!! Best wishes from Holland !!!!

    Gefeliciteerd (= dutch for congratulations) to, without any doubt, the best (rock)keyboard player on the planet.

  24. 24
    mike o'd says:

    God Bless! Many more for a true pioneer and gentleman

  25. 25
    nupsi59 says:

    Happy birthday Mr. Lord!

    I thank you for the (musical) accompaniment for the last 43 years.

    Have a nice day!

  26. 26
    jeff says:

    Congrats JL on a magnificent career. Passion and great talent has carried you so far from humble beginnings, both individually and as founding member of a great band. A great lesson for all- 70 is just a number- if you still have passion, why stop ? The great Jon Lord, long may he continue to play……

  27. 27
    Jens says:

    A few minutes too late 🙁

    Jon, hope you had a great birthday. Hope you enjoyed it as much as all us Purple fans enjoy what you did and still do. Every day.

    Jens, from Berlin

  28. 28
    Peter says:

    Happy Birthday Jon on this BIG day

  29. 29
    daviep79 says:

    a very happy birthday to the “Master of the Beast”! Thank the stars above for this man plugging is Hammond into a Marshall Stack! This band is not same without him or Ritchie! Happy Birthday Jon! A true gentleman!

  30. 30
    Frank Fitz says:

    Happy Birthday Jon! Your music has meant so much to me. It’s made the good times great and the bad times bearable. I thank you sir!

  31. 31
    Tommy H. says:

    Happy birthday to the Lord of Hammond! You changed my life!

    Best wihes and god bless!
    Tommy

  32. 32
    Morten Overgaard says:

    @ 8: Short, sweet and to the point! I’m with you on that one! And what a Lord!

  33. 33
    Joanna says:

    Nice to hear of it. Happy birthday!

  34. 34
    butttocks says:

    Happy Birthday Jon @ young 70′ yrs. you are the best.

  35. 35
    Nikos says:

    Happy Birthday Jon,

    I’ve been a Purple fanatic for over 30 years and have never heard anyone come close to The Maestro, Jon Lord.

    Many happy returns
    You rock!

  36. 36
    Sirpa says:

    Happy Birthday, Jon.
    And thank you for all the magnificent music.
    God bless!
    Sirpa from Helsinki

  37. 37
    Jeff Summers says:

    Happy Bithday Jon Lord…the consumate and most erudite Rock musician I ever heard!!

  38. 38
    Alan Northwood says:

    Happy Birthday Jon and thank you for the music

    Al.

  39. 39
    Radek says:

    Happy Birthday, My Sweet Lord :):):)

  40. 40
    Danilo says:

    Happy Birthday Maestro!

  41. 41
    Roger says:

    Happy Birthday King of Hammond!!

  42. 42
    erik says:

    Happy birthday Jon!!!

    Many greetings and cheers for a great musician, human being and composer. You inspire a lot!
    Your trademark sound and wonderful playing has been following my existance for decades.
    It has been a true joy so far and I am sure that it will be for years ahead. I must admit that I’m forever stuck with this music and memories of concerts or the memories of getting the new album and eagerly putting it on the lp player, cd player or whatever. Listening to the music and studying the artwork pictures and sometimes lyrics for the first time is a magical moment. After that it is pure joy in returning to the albums years after years.
    I really would like to read your opinions and experiences in some kind of biography. Hope that you had a great day and to see you in concert i Scandinavia soon

  43. 43
    Alfredo vega says:

    Regares from México. Happy birthday Mr. Lord

  44. 44
    Alfredo vega says:

    Regards from México. Happy birthday Mr. Lord

  45. 45
    The Holy Chair says:

    Happy Birthday Jon.

    Did Ritchie wish you well by card or phone?

    And, again, how remarkable that Ritchies birthday was not mentioned in april this year?

    Did that happen before and is it a inconsistent pattern of attention?
    Or is it an implicit sign that some love Jon more than Ritchie?

    Not that I loose a second a sleep over this, but still…..

  46. 46
    Eddie6string says:

    For what it’s worth I sent this mail to BBC’s ‘Desert Island Discs’ (A regular listen of mine) for their consideration.
    ———————————————————
    70 yrs & a few days ago Classical Composer/Hard Rock Organist & all round ‘Good Chap’ ‘Jon Lord’ entered this world.

    Given Jon’s Long international career, multiple musical collaborations (Including the late Pavarotti) & the wide variety in Musical tastes both enjoyed & performed by him over several decades, I think he would make an interesting interviewee & Castaway
    ———————————————————
    Maybe, if enough sent their support of this, it just might happen – providing Jon was favourably disposed?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/desert-island-discs

  47. 47
    The Holy Chair says:

    @ 46

    Signed, sealed & delivered : )

  48. 48
    Andra Thompson says:

    All the best Mr maestro Rick Emerson

  49. 49
    Hiza says:

    My humble apologies for the delay, but I do think the Maestro of Maestros will understand just the same. Why? He´s one of those rare Perfect Gentlemen, for sure!

    I hope You´re really indeed enjoying Your time Mr. Lord. We enthusiasts worldwide do enjoy of Your genuine and quality music. Always have, always will.

    All the best in Life to You and Your dear ones. Thank You for Your everchanging musical paths.

    Hoping to see You here in Finland once again.

    Very happy 70´s to You!

    “Commercial´s over…”

  50. 50
    stefan says:

    Happy birthday Jon…..the best is yet to come….!!!!!

  51. 51
    Steve Marshall says:

    Jon, you’ve been a huge inspiration over the years. You music has brought joy and tears. I’ve enjoyed your playing so much, you’ve been part of most of my life.
    I wish I’d been able to see you play live more – it was wonderful seeing you and Don together – please do a few more UK gigs!

    Best wishes for your birthday and the future. (When’s the next album out???)

  52. 52
    oleg says:

    Happy Bithday !
    Lord of keys!
    Wating for a concert in Israel.

    oleg

  53. 53
    Jim says:

    Happy Birthday Jon!!! Thank you for the great music!!! Deep Purple is not Deep Purple anymore without you and Ritchie at the helm!!! Cheers my friend!!!

  54. 54
    Fraggy - ITALY says:

    ALWAYS SO YOUNG!!!
    SO MANY THANKS FOR ALL YOU DID,FOR ALL YOU DO ,FOR ALL YOU ARE…

  55. 55
    Dawg says:

    Mary told Jonny not to write such trash, said it was a waste of public money……..Give us more trash, Jonny.

  56. 56
    Beetle Bailey says:

    Happy mother phquen birthday ,John and keep banging those key,

  57. 57
    GUILLERMO says:

    What can I say?
    LORD OF THE KEYBOARDS.
    Happy Birthday.

  58. 58
    stefano says:

    happy Birthday. When in Italy?

  59. 59
    BlackSparrow says:

    AINT THAT THE TRUTH DAWG @ 55

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY JON

  60. 60
    Birgit says:

    Happy birthday!!! Enjoy it!

  61. 61
    Reno says:

    Happy Birth Day Jon , Reno from the USA .

  62. 62
    Vladimir says:

    I Love You. Mr. Lord.
    Roundabout etc. Deep Purple!!!
    Classic.
    I am from Russia. The generation 60-70 is brought up on your music. Health to you.

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