Jon Lord dies at age 71

Jon Lord, the keyboard player with Deep Purple, has sadly passed away. He had been receiving treatment for pancreatic cancer for some time. I had the opportunity to see Deep Purple play in London not too long ago, but he had retired by that time, to be replaced by Don Airey. So I never got to see Jon Lord play, but he laid down some great music over the years, there's no question about that.

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wirecutter said...

Huh, too bad. I saw Deep Purple in Ludwigshaven Germany in 1974, my first concert. Cost me $4.50 for one of the most memorable shows of my life.

PatriotUSA said...

Saw then right after they had cut "Machine Head".

Sad and a loss that can never be replaced.