*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Jon Hammond Flashbacks Jon Lord Interview
The late great Deep Purple (1968-1976) organist Jon Lord here in interview with Jon Hammond at the Musikmesse Frankfurt am Main on the occasion of the introduction of Hammond SK-1 and Sk2 organs *Note: to my horror the microphone level was low – we can’t do it over because sadly Jon is dead now – he says some really interesting things here, enjoy, R.I.P. Jon Lord,
sincerely Jon Hammond
Jonathan Douglas Lord
Born 9 June 1941
Leicester, England, UK
Died 16 July 2012 (aged 71)
London, England, UK
Genres Rock, hard rock, heavy metal, blues rock, progressive rock, psychedelic rock, classical, jazz, jazz fusion
Occupations musician, composer
Instruments Keyboards, vocals
Jonathan Douglas “Jon” Lord (9 June 1941 — 16 July 2012) was an English composer, pianist, and Hammond organ player known for his pioneering work in fusing rock with classical or baroque forms, especially with Deep Purple, as well as Whitesnake, Paice Ashton Lord, The Artwoods, and The Flower Pot Men. In 1968 Lord co-founded Deep Purple, a hard rock band of which he was regarded as the leader until 1970. Together with the other members, he collaborated on most of his band’s most popular songs. He and drummer Ian Paice were the only continual band members during the period from 1968 to 1976, and also from when it was reestablished in 1984 until Lord’s retirement from Deep Purple in 2002. On 11 November 2010, he was inducted as an Honorary Fellow of Stevenson College in Edinburgh, Scotland. On 15 July 2011, he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Music degree by the University of Leicester.
Support Jon Lord in his fight against cancer — in Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany.
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