Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Jon Lord, gone but not forgotten.

Jon Lord has left us.

This is not guitar related at all but I couldn't really let this pass, without
saying something about a truly great musician.

Every now and then, forces come together to create legends in music.
Paul with John, George and Ringo - Eric with Jack and Ginger - Phil with
Brian, Scott and Brian and so many more.

Jon was very much part of what Deep Purple was all about.
A driving force with Roger and Ian, holding up the foundations for Ritchie
and Ian - rocking that heavy Hammond backwards and forwards, head
swaying in time, just magical.
If you grew up loving Rock Music, you couldn't pretend you had not come
across Deep Purple.

In recent years, Jon dedicated his time to other projects, away from the Rock
arena, to showcase his love for music in general but for me, it will be has time
with Deep Purple that will stick with me.

I was lucky enough to see him live once - something that will stay with me
for the rest of my life.

Do me a favour - if you love Classic Rock, go and stick some Deep Purple
on - plenty on youtube and sing at the top of your voice!!!!

Jon, thanks for everything you did.
A true legend.

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