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  • KiloDeltaCharlie
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    Jon Lord Tribute Concert Announced.

    http://www.hennemusic.com/2013/06/de...e-concert.html

    A tribute concert to celebrate the late Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord's life and music will be held on April 4, 2014 at London's Royal Albert Hall.

    Artists confirmed so far include Deep Purple members Ian Paice, Roger Glover, Don Airey and Steve Morse, as well as Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson, along with Rick Wakeman, Joe Brown and Alfie Boe.

    More names will be announced in the months ahead.

    The evening will be hosted by the BBC’s Bob Harris.

    Lord passed away July 16, 2012 at the age of 71 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

    With Purple, Lord co-wrote many of the group’s legendary songs, including “Smoke On The Water,” and played with many bands and musicians throughout his career.

    Lord is 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 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.

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  • Wicked Cricket
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    Jon Lord Dies at 71: Geezer Butler, Iron Maiden, Slash + More Pay Tribute
    by: Graham "Gruhamed" Hartmann 4 days ago

    Facebook: Jon Lord
    The death of legendary Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord has shaken the rock world through some of its most celebrated musicians. Among those who have tweeted their condolences are Slash, Mike Portnoy, Iron Maiden, Tom Morello and many more. Perhaps the most notable post however, comes from Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler.In reaction to the death of Jon Lord, Geezer Butler shared his thoughts of the Deep Purple keyboardist. “Very sad to hear of Jon’s death, following his battle with the demon cancer,” begins Butler. “One of the great musicians of my generation. Tony Iommi recently worked with Jon, and said what a lovely bloke he was. I met him a few times, but never got to work with him. Blessings.”

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  • Axeman77
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    Bit late, because my internets been down....

    Deeply saddened when I found out this, you was the best keyboardist ever Jon. Thanks for the music. RIP Jon....

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  • -E5150 StarWanderer-
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    Originally posted by Billy Underdog View Post
    I purely ment the early 90's clothing-style.

    I too enjoy The Battle Rages On, mostly on a nostalgic level, but still...
    Oh, I see now - for some reason I thought you we're talkinga about the band there

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  • Billy Underdog
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    Originally posted by -E5150 StarWanderer- View Post
    And what do you mean by "cheesy incarnation"? I think the Battle Rages On is quite good.
    I purely ment the early 90's clothing-style.

    I too enjoy The Battle Rages On, mostly on a nostalgic level, but still...

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  • DiosSword
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    I read about it yesterday in the Detroit Free Press. I knew he'd been battling cancer but it didn't lessen the impact that he'd finally succumbed. What an evil disease.

    Jon Lord put the HEAVY in heavy metal keyboard playing...listen to any of Deep Purple's live albums. I am blessed for having witnessed this great talent in person (DP, 1987, Market Square Arena, Indianapolis).

    The guy was a virtuoso. I'm sure he's contributing to the thunder we all hear from the heavens.

    Goodbye, Jon.

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  • kentuckyfan
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    Sad to hear of his passing but he did leave a gread legacy of music for all to enjoy until the end of days.

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  • Rainbow Catcher
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    Terrible, terrible loss...

    Another one of the greats gone. Much like Dio, in my opinion, Jon Lord was THE best at what he did. The greatest keys player in all of hard rock. As Ritchie Blackmore has written: “Without Jon, there would be no Deep Purple.”
    And the fact that he was such a kind, generous, intelligent, witty, and thoroughly decent human being makes his passing almost unbearable. So sad I did not get to see him live... I hope he is playing with Ronnie James Dio in heaven now. We will forever remember and love him through his wonderful, magical, and utterly badassly heavy music.
    Long live Jon Lord. And, as some of us said at Ronnie’s passing: Rock In Perpetuity!!
    Thank you for everything.

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  • -E5150 StarWanderer-
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    Originally posted by Billy Underdog View Post
    Oh, how incredibly cool he was, even in this cheesy '93 incarnation.

    The interplay between Lord and Blackmore was always hypnotizing to watch/listen. The chemistry (and healthy competition) between them was something every rock band should strive for.

    And what do you mean by "cheesy incarnation"? I think the Battle Rages On is quite good. The trio of the title track, Anya and Ramshackle Man in particular are worthy additions to the classic Purple cataloque.

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  • EDTRADER
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    http://search.yahoo.com/r/_ylt=A0oG7...ple-dies-at-71

    http://search.yahoo.com/r/_ylt=A0oG7...cancer-age-71/

    some news reports on the passing.

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  • Billy Underdog
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    Oh, how incredibly cool he was, even in this cheesy '93 incarnation.

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  • -E5150 StarWanderer-
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    Crancked out Made In Japan in Lord's memory - it's been too long since I last listened to this classic live album. One of the best live records of all time, certainy in my top 5. And a rare live recording in the sense it has practically no overdubs, so what you hear on the album is what you would have heard in the concerts.


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  • SweetSymptom
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    Rest in peace good sir. Your work will resonate forever.

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  • Van Sabbath
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    A sad day indeed. Rest in Peace Jon. Your music will live on forever.

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