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Smiling Assassin27
07-16-2012, 02:11 PM
Rest In Peace, Jon Lord. In my estimation the greatest rock keyboard player ever.

Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord has lost his battle with pancreatic cancer, according to BraveWords. He was 71.

A message on Lord’s website reads: “It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Jon Lord, who suffered a fatal pulmonary embolism today, Monday, July 16th at the London Clinic, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Jon was surrounded by his loving family.


07-16-2012, 02:13 PM
Damn, Lazy was my all time favorite Deep Purple song because of the keyboard play.

Smiling Assassin27
07-16-2012, 02:17 PM
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07-16-2012, 02:20 PM
What a kick a-s band and player..Lord was incredible...obviously Blackmore, Paice, Gillan, Glover et. all were great musicians...

Legendary in the 70's, they had some good stuff in the 80's...matter of fact the band recorded a couple of pretty good albums ("Perfect Strangers" and "House of Blue Light") here in Vermont in the mid 80's..

07-16-2012, 02:26 PM
RIP. I'll always have a soft spot for Deep Purple. Never willl forget my dad driving me around in his convertibles blaring Highway Star as loud as he could. I knew it reminded him of being back in high school when the album came out. Good times.

Tombstone RJ
07-16-2012, 04:33 PM
Hush is one of my all time favorite songs, RIP Jon Lord, you rocked on that song!

07-16-2012, 05:09 PM
My first concert ever I was lucky enough to see Deep Purple play.... I will never forget April 6th 1974. Black Oak Arkansas, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple and ELP.

Was able to see them again in Orlando back in 1995

RIP Jon Lord, A true rock and roll legend!

Ray Finkle
07-16-2012, 05:12 PM
Such an underrated band. RIP.

07-16-2012, 05:40 PM
loved how he would rock the B3 back and forth on stage but I bet his roadie didn't those were transistor and tubes.

Tombstone RJ
07-16-2012, 05:51 PM
One of the most rockingest songs evah!:

I got certain little girl she's on my mind...

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Tombstone RJ
07-16-2012, 05:56 PM
Dear Jon Lord, I do love this song...

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Tombstone RJ
07-16-2012, 05:59 PM
Ooops there are nakid images on that Chasing Shadows vid, beware...

Tombstone RJ
07-16-2012, 06:03 PM
but also a rippin keyboard solo...

07-16-2012, 06:06 PM
Those special effects are not very special... Great music.

Tombstone RJ
07-16-2012, 06:14 PM
Damn fine cover of Chasing Shadows:

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oops, not a cover but a damn fine song non-the-less... worth a listen.