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Addiction and satisfaction

— Why do you always go on tour — on, and on, and on, and on?
— It’s like any addict, very difficult to give up what it is that turns you on.

A 2000 vintage interview with Jon Lord (with Paicey joining in towards the end) was posted by the official Youtube channel. It’s lengthy at 21 minutes, and unedited, and as so quite interesting and frank. We decided to promote it from the RSS sidelines to a post of it’s own to get it the attention it deserves.



13 Comments to “Addiction and satisfaction”:

  1. 1
    Krzysztof Anioła says:

    MegaStar….. .

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    Ljubisa Raimovic says:

    damn that german interviewer, he stoped Jon Lord to talk further on few topics… And I think I starting to hate him now 🙂

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    Kelvin Davis says:

    Hahaha a little bit hard there my friend but i know what u mean. John was about to open up and the guy cut him off. The bloody clownarse

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    MacGregor says:

    Wonderful interview with Jon Lord, as always he speaks eloquently. I was never surprised when he left DP, after hearing the ordinary Abandon album, I remember thinking, how long will Jon Lord keep doing this boring rock band thing? Much bigger fish to fry for him & he did the right thing as we know! He never really needed a rock music band as Keith Emerson & Rick Wakeman didn’t either. The success of being in one at that time was crucial though for a heads up, as he says! Three incredibly talented & successful musicians in their own right! So much rock music is incredibly boring, when we open our ears to the real music that is out there! Cheers.

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    Blackwood Richmore says:

    Jon was a very patient man and always the gentleman!. Nice.

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    Les Hedger says:

    What a wonderful interview!!

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    angela robin davenport says:

    Yes! My name is Lucy and I’m a Purpaholic! I can’t get enough of Purple on tour, It’s satisfaction guaranteed! ♡

  8. 8
    COCOBEACH ~*SILVERSURFER& ~*SMILINGATOR ~*&SATURN5 ~*LAUNCHPAD& ~*RUSTY1971 ~*PSCYDELIC ~*DALI ~*PETERMAX ~*COLORAINBOWCROWME ~*FIRELIME ~*GOMANGO ~*PLUMCRAZYELA ~*DODGECHARGER ~*6CYLYNDERS ~*TURNMEON!!!!! ~*ALLRYTSHAKINCAROLHULAGIRL ~*ONDASH says:

    WOAH!!!!!! IM SO TOTALLY BLOWN AWAY!!!!!! THIS IS SUCH A KEY INTERVEIW!!!!!! I THINK THE GUY WANTED IT GOING LONGERBUT THE FILM RAN OUT ~~~~~~ JON & PAICY TEACH US SO MANY ZILLIONS STUFF LIKE ITS SO SUPER MOSTLY TO KEEP HAVING FUN WRITING ALL YOUR MUSIC BEAUTIFULLY ALL YA CAN ******* ESPECIALLY IF YA WRITE ON BLANK STAFF PAPER MORE YA DO YA CAN GET YOUR MUSIC MORE BEAUTIFULLY WHATEVER MAGICLY MYSTICLY WHATEVER YA WANT MORE THAN JUST PLAYING LICKS & CHORDS LIKE WHEN YA STARTED OUT IN WHATEVER ZILLION STUFF YA DID WOAH %%%%%% THE DRUMMER TROY LUCKETTA OF TESLABAND SHOWED ME PICS HE GOT SUPER LUCKY TO DRUM WITH KIETH EMERSON IN A SWITZERLAND SYMPHONY THEY WROTE & EVERBODY HOPES ITS GONNA COME OUT MARVELOUSLY ON DVD ****** YOU CAN TELL JON WANTED TO MAKE A ZILLIONS INFINITLY MORE GREATEST GLORIOUS FANTASTIC BEAUTIFUL GLORIOUS MUSIC %%%%%% LIVE LONG BE HEALTHYEST HAVE FUN FAB MAKE EVERYONE & ALL ANIMALS HAPPY GLORY THE UNIVERSE SUPER VIBES %%%%%% 🙂

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    Tommy H. says:

    @ 4, MacGregor:

    “Real music” – there is no such thing. As Jon would have put it: “It’s all music.” Rock music is a huge platform. I think it’s pretty obvious that Jon was a musician with two hearts beating in his chest and as we all know it was very hard for him to leave Deep Purple. But it was a relieve too.

    Doing the same thing over and over again is indeed boring. I went to a very nice boogie woogie concert once and although the craftsmanship was mind-blowing and the musicians really had a ball it became boring and tiring after one hour. With technically gifted musicians it often tends to be just a one-dimensional circus act. There are A LOT musicians out there who can play but very few who can write.

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    Ivica says:

    Lord …Jon Lord
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyNpr3qwx74

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    Blackwood Richmore says:

    @9 Tommy H, “two hearts beating in his chest”, really?, sounds a bit like Dr Who off the T.V. to me. Maybe Jon didn’t die, but simply regenerated & dematerialised in his Hammond organ Tardis!. Hmmmm, maybe not.

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    al says:

    I like the passion of the interviewer but not his English,God,he is like pulling teeth!! Jon Lord such a gent as always and honest and so real.Never get tired listening to him.

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    COCOBEACH ~*SILVERSURFER& ~*SMILINGATOR ~*&SATURN5 ~*LAUNCHPAD& ~*RUSTY1971 ~*PSCYDELIC ~*DALI ~*PETERMAX ~*COLORAINBOWCROWME ~*FIRELIME ~*GOMANGO ~*PLUMCRAZYELA ~*DODGECHARGER ~*6CYLYNDERS ~*TURNMEON!!!!! ~*ALLRYTSHAKINCAROLHULAGIRL ~*ONDASH says:

    LISTENING TO JON TALIK IS LIKE RIDING THE AWESOMEST WAVE ON THE GREATEST SURFBOARD ~~~~~~ %%%%%% HOPE THIS LINKS ****** https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJMFILOBUyO ^^^^^^ RITCHIE PLAYS WHITE SILVER ANNIVERSARY MARSHALLS IN THIS LIKE LAST RAINBOW SHOW I SAW 1984 POUGHKIPSEE NY FANTASTIC ROSENTHAL ON KEYBOARDS WIT BUNCH ROTATING %%%%%% LESLIES SUPER EUPHORIC BRILLIANT FUTURISTIC & JLT ECKSTATIC OPERAETTIC & ROGER MAGNIFICENT & BEAUTIFUL ROUND GODDESSES DANCING ONTOP CHAIRS MY WOODSTOCK GODDESS SAID = THEM CHICKS ARE YOUNG WOW !!!!!! I THINK THIS VIDEO MAYBE JUST BEGINNING OF 1985 PURPLE REUNION %%%%%% I WISH I COULDA VIDEOED THEM WHOLE RAINBOW & PURPLE & SNAKE & YES TOURS ****** IM GLAD WE GOT ANYTHING SOME OF JONS MAJESTIC BEYOND SOLO IS A BIT LIKE MIND BLOWING GEO IN YES SHOW I SEEN 2015 MELBOURNE ****** WE THANK GOD YES IS A WAY MORE PSYCHEDELIC VIRTIOSO TRIP NOW ALSO YAY !!!!!! I THINK ALL THESE NEW RAP KIDS OUGHTA GO TO ALL THESE LEARN SOME REAL STUFF TAKE YA OUT TO THE FRINGE UNIVERSE BEYOND OUR SPACE PROBES %%%%%% IM AMAZED THE NEW LUCKY CHEAP KEYBOARDS YA CAN BUY NOW STAY IN TUNE GIVE YA ZILLION SOUNDS MAKE SURE YA PLAY YER KEYS z& INSTRUMENTS ALONG WITH THE MIDI SONGS ON THIS SITE WILL BLOW YER MIND HAVE FUN !!!!!! ****** KEEP WRITING %%%%%% CREATING MAKE JON & KIETH EMERSON & MOZART BEETHOVEN PROUD OF YA !!!!!! ITS FUN YAY !!!!!! ****** YOU CAN SEE PLANET JUPITER UNDER LEOS BELLY NOW { MAYBE YOUR A LEO !!!!!! } & ORANGE PLANET MARS CLEAR IN SKY NOW CLOSE TO EARTH YAY ^^^^^^ ****** HAVE FUN YAY !!!!!! %%%%%% ^^^^^^ ****** 🙂

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