It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Jon Lord, who suffered a fatal pulmonary embolism on Monday 16th July at the London Clinic, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.
Jon Lord, the legendary keyboard player with Deep Purple co-wrote many of the bands legendary songs including Smoke On The Water and played with many bands and musicians throughout his career.
Best known for his Orchestral work Concerto for Group & Orchestra first performed at Royal Albert Hall with Deep Purple and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in 1969 and conducted by the renowned Malcolm Arnold, a feat repeated in 1999 when it was again performed at the Royal Albert Hall by the London Symphony Orchestra and Deep Purple.
Jon’s solo work was universally acclaimed when he eventually retired from Deep Purple in 2002.
Jon passes from Darkness to Light.
Jon Lord 9 June 1941 – 16 July 2012.
Friday, July 20 at 8:00 P.M.
Willy Wilson – Host of “Friday Night at the Hideout“
will play music by Jon Lord. You will hear from bands such as The Artwoods and Deep Purple
Sunday, July 22 at 10:00 P.M.
Julian Belanger – Host of “Orbis Terrarvm/The Purple Room“
will play an entire 1 hour set of Jon Lord’s contributions to The Artwoods, Santa Barbara Machine Head, Deep Purple and his solo works.
Rest In Peace, Jon.