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graham b



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:34 pm    Post subject: Jon Lord dies Reply with quote

Just heard on the news that Jon Lord of Deep Purple has passed away.
Great keyboard player in the days before technology took over
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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very sad news

http://news.sky.com/story/961008/deep-purple-rocker-jon-lord-dies-age-71
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really sad news for all fans of keyboard music like me

When I heard the news this evening I felt I just had to play 'Highway Star' at maximum volume with its fantastic keyboards solo of which Jon Lord was the master

One of the greatest musicians of the last fifty years who will be sadly missed Sad
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very sad. I met him once and he was extremely pleasant. He was genuinely pleased when I told him I'd been playing Deep Purple In Rock the previous day.

Coincidentally Johnnie Walker played Smoke On The Water on SOT70s yesterday.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was disappointed when I heard this earlier. I first saw Lord performing with Deep Purple in 1972 and they were the most amazing band I'd seen up until that point, and subsequent shows never disappointed either. His keyboard was every bit as original as the man who tended to attract most of the music papers' attention - Keith Emerson - but without the theatrics.

Another one bites the dust, eh?

PS: Mark, why is it "very sad news"? Did you know him personally?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just been watching a superb performance of Deep Purple on Vintage TV tonight and Jon Lord really stood out not for his exhibitionism or his star status but just for the fact he was one of the best keyboards players in the last fifty years

I've been playing keyboards for about forty years but his performance tonight made me feel very mediocre Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
I've just been watching a superb performance of Deep Purple on Vintage TV tonight and Jon Lord really stood out not for his exhibitionism or his star status but just for the fact he was one of the best keyboards players in the last fifty years


Yes, the first time I ever saw Deep Purple in the early 70s he was just stunning.
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