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Jon Lord has sadly passed away

July 16, 2012

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

Jon Lord, the legendary keyboard player with Deep Purple co-wrote many of the bands legendary songs including Smoke On The Water and played with many bands and musicians throughout his career.

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 the renowned 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.

Jon passes from Darkness to Light.

Jon Lord 9 June 1941 – 16 July 2012.

 

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3,883 comments

  1. You will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace, dear Jon.


  2. R.I.P, Jon. This is a huge loss, thank you for the music.


  3. Rest in peace Jon…. and thank you for the music from my early teens until now and evermore. God bless.


  4. My thought’s go to his family, very sad day. R.I.P. Dear Jon.


  5. I’d just heard this very sad news. My condolences to his family and friends. :-(
    RIP Mr. Lord.


  6. Such very sad news. Thoughts are with his family. God bless.


  7. My living legend.

    There are very few truly gifted Guitar Players in Rock music.

    There was only one truly gifted Keyboard Player.

    A wonderfully eclectic Composer.

    We’ll miss you like crazy.

    Goodbye Jon

    Love Andrew


  8. Jon , you’ll be missed by Rock fans all over the world R.I.P


  9. Jon, rest in peace mate. Long may you be remembered.


  10. I cant hold my teardrops fall away.. tearing out my heart….Your place is in our hearts foreever gentlemen.


  11. You changed my life with your music. I’ll never forget you, dear Maestro.


  12. This is so sad, rest in peace Jon Lord.


  13. A legend is gone. Rest in Peace, Jon, you will be missed.


  14. Its with great sadness that I read this news today of Jon’s passing. Jon has touched us all over the years with his great talent and wonderful song writing. My prayers are with Jon’s family and that Jon is in a better place free of any pain. God Bless You Jon Lord.


  15. he was the best R.I.P. and thanks for all the music


  16. He was the best keyboard player I’ve ever heard … RIP Jon Lord

    Jeff Hunter: St. Louis, Missouri


  17. Rest In Peace Jon One Of The Nicest Guys In Rock
    we Will Remember You Always.
    My Thoughts Are With Your Family
    S G


  18. What a sad turn of events. My condolences to the friends and family of Jon Lord.

    He was the master and the one that led everyone else to where the music is.

    Your music will live on forever.

    R.I.P. Jon


  19. This is very sad news. Jon gave us some great music. Condolences to all his family. RIP Jon.


  20. Rest In Peace …. I’m so sad ….


  21. So So Sad to hear that the best Keyboard player ever to have walked upon this earth as passed away. R.I.P. Jon, you are going to be very missed. Thank you Jon for all the great music that you have given us.


  22. Oh God… Rest you in peace, You great Hammond player and a great composer. One of the best keyboard players ever! I’m so sad about this.


  23. Deeply saddened by the news my thoughts go out to his family


  24. RIP Jon such sad news my thoughts are with his family


  25. Rest in Peace Jon


  26. Rip Jon! I am overwhelmed with sadness. I have loved your music since I first heard that dog howl at the beginning of “Hush” in 1968.


  27. So sad. Jon has been a huge part of my life.


  28. So so sad a great man I will miss his music he’s always been in my life :-(


  29. Godspeed, Jon. Thank you for your sharing your talent with the world.


  30. Not only a great keyboard player but most important a fantastic human being. You will be sadly missed but your music will never die.


  31. A great man. He will be missed.


  32. Rest in peace and thank you for your music.


  33. R.I.P mr green ! You are always in our hearts ! forever !


  34. A true legend that brought joy to millions of people. He will be missed by us all. RIP Jon


  35. Feels like I’ve lost a family member. Words are not enough.


  36. Mourning the departure of such large musician and hoping that your family will find the peace of this sad loss … my deepest condolences and force for you. from Chile with respect .


  37. Shock.I can’t express my pain. Great Jon.RIP


  38. I knew Jon form his days with The Artwoods a nice man and superb musician, thank you Jon for the music .


  39. Lovely man, a hero to me, very sad news indeed


  40. Legend never dies! Rest in peace, maestro!


  41. Sincere condolences to Jon Lord’s family and friends. Thanks for the music.


  42. You wil be rembered R.I.P ur the best!!!


  43. :'(


  44. R.I.P.


  45. One of our great musicians has passed away. A very sad day, but what a legacy of music Jon has left us. I have great memories of hearing and meeting Jon at concerts in our little country church. My prayers for Jon’s family and close friends.
    from Derek, Nuthurst, West Sussex, England


  46. Very sorry to hear about Jon passing away – a huge influence and hero in my life Rip Jon


  47. Your music will never die. Have a nice trip Jon.


  48. :'(


  49. Jon, you will never be forgotten!


  50. A legend. Sleep well, Jon!


  51. Jon Lord was my hero. There are no words.


  52. RIP Master Jon
    A huge loss for the music!
    God stay with you


  53. unbelievable and deeply sad; as some others mentioned before: thank you for all the music you gave us !! You will be missed very much !!


  54. Thank you for the wonderfull music mr. Lord. RIP.


  55. R.I.P :(


  56. Rest in peace John. You were the Lord of the keyboard and given me so many hours of pleasure in your music.


  57. R.I.P, thanks for your music, sadly missed.


  58. This really saddens me. Rest in peace dear Jon.


  59. Safe journey Jon, God Bless and Thank you for the music, Jonny S


  60. LO SIENTO MUCHO Y QUE EN PAZ DESCANSE + Q.E.P.D.


  61. Thanks for all the music and inspiration, you will be remembered for your great playing and style.
    Jack Pisters,


  62. His sound always captured my soul.


  63. I never met the man, only saw him live once, but listened to him 1000’s of times over the last thirty six years. A real rock god. Just drank a beer to him
    Cheers Jon
    Mark


  64. My father once said that it hurts when family dies, but is a huge
    jolt when your heroes pass. I understand now.


  65. Ruhe in Frieden Jon !
    Meine Gedanken und mein Mitgefühl sind bei Jon’s Familie.
    Ein großartiger Musiker hat und leider heute für immer verlassen.


  66. Sad news, an inspirational keyboard player, composer and gentleman. Thank you for the music. My thoughts are with his family and friends.


  67. R.I.P. Jon – Say hello to RJD for us, we’ll miss you….


  68. Καλο ταξιδι ,φιλε μας.η μουσικη ειναι φτωχοτερη χωρις εσενα


  69. Was lucky enough to see DP on the Machine Head tour in Dallas Texas.
    He is now. Space Truckin


  70. just heard the saddest news ever….your legacy john will live forever in the music world …many fans are mourning your passing x


  71. Thank you Jon for your music all over the years. RIP.


  72. Devastating and deeply sad news. RIP Jon. The sun will shine again hopefully.


  73. A Huge LOSS !!! Thank You For so much Music R.I.P


  74. I’m just too saddened to write anything coherent right now.Having 1st. seen Jon with deep purple in 1972 and many times since,i feel like i lost a close friend.Rest in peace maestro and know that your music will continue to inspire until darkness is no more.


  75. Sad news. RIP and my condolences to family and loved ones.


  76. absolute legend, so glad to have seen you with deep purple, may you RIP……. LEGEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  77. So So sad, a true gent, I had the pleasure of meeting Jon and he really was a very kind giving person, I was a massive Purple fan from 1970, when I was 13, thanx for having a massive impact on my musical life, make music in heaven with Tony Ashton Mr Lord, the best ever.
    My thoughts go out to family and friends.
    cheers
    Gaz Watts – Skegness,England


  78. I just want to say one huge THANK YOU, MISTER JON LORD!!!!


  79. RIP and thank you for the music.


  80. Rest In Peace Jon. But You will live forever in your music!


  81. Thanks for your music, who inspired all my musician’s life.
    R.I.P. Jon


  82. Thank you Jon… You changed my life. Rest in peace my friend.


  83. The world is a quieter, and quite less beautiful place today.


  84. thanx for Your music


  85. Rest in peace. Thank you for the music. God bless.


  86. One of the true greats! RIP Jon Lord


  87. So sad. A legend. You touched me with your music Jon.


  88. Sadly missed one of the true legends of music .At least he`s at peace now:`(


  89. i saw several times deep purple with jon lord and every time i was so impressed by him !!! I’m sad to hear this bad bad news today! GOD BLESS YOU JON !!!


  90. Gracias por tu hermosa música maestro. Espero en el cielo haya internet y puedas ver todo esto. Vamos a extrañar ese enorme talento!!!!!!

    Condolencias desde Colombia


  91. rest in peace Jon :'(


  92. Rest in peace Jon Lord…


  93. R.I.P. Jon. Thank you for the music you´ve given us. Our thoughts are with his family and his friends. We will never forget you…


  94. R.I.P. Jon. Thanks. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.
    Frank, Harlingen, The Netherlands


  95. Jon, you will be missed. I will never forget the time you came to Clearwell Castle to do some recording. My dad (Colin Richardson) surprised me by taking me to the pub and you came in and join us for a beer. RIP


  96. I wouldn’t be a musician had I not listened to your music. I owe you so much and this is too soon. RIP.


  97. Saddened beyond words – JL was a lovely guy when I met him, and has long since been my favourite keyboard player. Good-natured, fun and talented. RIP,


  98. R I P Mr Lord….. Another talented musician gone but never gonna be forgotten…..


  99. You were my biggest influence as a keyboard player…I was playing your blues project tracks on spotify this morning having no knowledge that you were passing. Next time we play ‘smoke’ at a gig I will think of you. Take care


  100. The Date – Monday, October 22, 1979.
    The Venue – Victoria Hall, Hanley, Stoke on Trent.
    The Band – Whitesnake & Guests

    My first ever gig aged 13. Stood no more than 10 feet away from this great man. Still got the ticket stub. Will never forget it!! Consummartum est. Requiescat In Pace JL.


  101. Dear Jon.

    I’m speechles and feel like I lost a best friend forever.

    A sad day.

    My thoughts are with his family and all the fans worldwide.

    R. I. P. my hero

    Karl-Heinz Baier, Germany


  102. The best….
    RIP.


  103. The Master of the Hammond Organ, and the creator of much of the soundtrack to my youth through to my middle age, and beyond.
    RIP, Jon, and my condolences to your family and friends.


  104. RIP Jon, I will never forget sharing a beer with you and my dad (Colin Richardson) at Clearwell Castle. You are gentleman, a scholar, and will be missed. Thanks for the memories!


  105. RIP…I hope they have Hammonds in heaven. The body is gone, but the soul of your music is eternal..


  106. I had the pleasure to see him playing with deep purple here in brazil on 2001. Its was amazing.
    Huge loss!
    Heaven will have some great music now! RIP


  107. So, so sad to hear he has passed away. He was a monumental musician who has left a truly great body of work for future generations. My thoughts go out to his loved ones.


  108. Jon was generous of spirit and such a ‘nice’ guy. RIP maestro.


  109. Godspeed Jon.


  110. So sad to hear this. My toughts go to the family.
    A great pianist/keyboardist has left us. But I´m sure there will be
    sooo much better music in heaven now.


  111. I´m very sad with this notice. No words… no words… (Wagner Cappia from Brazil)


  112. Loved his talent immensely – superb and gifted musician. A sad loss for his family and friends, and for us fans of his work.


  113. Sincere condolences to Jon Lord’s family, you will always be remembered.From Turkey with huge respect.Rest in peace…


  114. Rest in peace and tnank you for all the music you gave as.


  115. Rest in peace ,a great musician, forever remembered. My condolences to his family and friends.


  116. Jon,

    You changed the way I listen to music, May you rest in peace, Jon Lord.

    Julian Belanger
    Host of “The Purple Room”
    CJAM 99.1 FM
    Windsor/Detroit


  117. Thank you for all you gave to me. It is a sad, sad day.


  118. Dios te bendiga Jon…..
    Desde Costa Rica pedimos porque te mejores pronto!!!!
    Saludos amigos rockeros de todo el mundo


  119. hvala ti na svemu,počivao u miru


  120. It was a privilage to have watched you play, a true master of the keyboard R.I.P Jon


  121. Dear Jon, rest in peace old mate, we had good times a plenty at the Pub at Stowe and you will be missed by many, I to am now getting over cancer my thoughts go to all the family love and light Richard Hughes


  122. Thank you Jon – I Love you.


  123. RIP and thank you for the music


  124. We will not only miss the best organ player ever and a fantastic composer, but also an outstanding human being.

    R.I.P. Jon…


  125. I do not use the word legend lightly, but what a legend. I was listening to your music from birth in 73 and wished for years that I had been born in the generation before because of the impact early Purple had. Rest in peace, I will raise a glass for you this evening.


  126. You gave us so many great hours of music-enjoyment.
    Thank you. You will be remembered always.
    Be blessed!


  127. Great musician, a gentleman, a teacher, an innovator.. Rest in peace Jon, My thoughts to family….


  128. Goodbye Jon. Your SOTW RIF will not RIP. It is in my head forever.


  129. R.I.P Jon! Your music lives on!!


  130. I feel the same shivers I felt when I 1st heard that breathtaking intro from ‘Child in Time’.
    Thank you for your work and talent, and passion Mr. Lord.

    Your life and efforts are still there and forever will.


  131. I’m so sad to hear this news. What an awesome keyboard player, the best ever! Thanks for the music, Jon. Rest in Peace. )O(


  132. even more than blackmore and gillan, lord was always the heart and soul of deep purple for me… his hammond sound is what initially got me into the world of dp way back in 1972. here’s to a true artist and gentle-man – thank you jon – for all the years of inspiring music and sharing your gifts with us… godspeed indeed.


  133. Peace for the greatest of them all
    Dr. Jon Lord ,your music and manners will live forever.


  134. Thank you Jon for music that inspired..My love and condolences to all your family and friends god bless RIP


  135. Its a sad day for rock !!


  136. Farewell to a real gentleman whos music has been part of my life for over 40 years.A friend who I sadly never got to meet has gone.
    A sad day.


  137. My dear Lord,

    I cannot hold back my tears – of both sorrow at your passing – and the tears of joy for you to be released from the boundaries, the burden and the pain of a horrible illness on this, your physical Earth.

    Your spirit is set free …………………

    Truly, you left more than you took. You gave more than you were given. You created more than you’ll ever know.

    May ye rest with Our Creator for all Eternity.


  138. rip keyboard wizard


  139. RIP Jon, Leicester’s Very Own and the Greatest Keyboard Player I have ever seen. Let the Pearly Gates be blasted open by the roar of the mighty Hammond


  140. My thoughts to His family and friends. He shall be dearly missed by all of us.


  141. I can’t believe it another of my hero’s gone. Thank you for the wonderful music Jon, you will be greatly missed. RIP.


  142. R.I.P Jon my child in time


  143. RiP big man…The Legacy Lives On!


  144. From Italy: Jon you were a great man and a great composer. Once, in Milan, for the Concerto, you said: ‘ I’m sorry for not speaking your beautiful language’ . Now you’re talking to everybody through your unforgettable music.


  145. Il mondo sta davvero finendo! Dopo Ronnie James Dio adeso Jon Lord!!! Riposa in Pace Dio dell’Hammond!


  146. The disappearance of the fabulous leader Jon Lord Deep Purple leaves me astonished and incredulous. Of all the memories that I will remain forever is the Concerto for Group and Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall in 1969. A unique and unprecedented event. The Deep Purple were, are and will be my favorite band above all others. Now Jon will be there
    mainly in the pianola play the Concerto of 1969, played divinely .. Goodbye, Jon


  147. Dear Lord, accept Our Lord as your son. He was my hero last 40+ years.


  148. Devastating news! My prayers go to his family. God bless you at this sad moment.


  149. Grande perda…


  150. My deepest condolences to Jon’s family, his wife and daughters. Many thanks to God that we all could share our life with Jon’s wonderful and soulful music and his deep love to people. I loved him since I was a teenager. I’m grateful for shaking his hand and for his kiss to my daughter in 2009.
    I’m sure we all see him in heaven some day.


  151. A sad, sad day… my thoughts are with Jon’s family & close friends… RIP Jon, your going to be missed for sure.


  152. Che tristezza! Ci resta la sua musica…


  153. Rest in peace Jon! We’ll gonna miss you, maestro!


  154. R.I.P Jon, you will be greatly missed, condolences to family & friends.


  155. Rest In Peace, Maestro.


  156. (My) Lord, do rest in your music.


  157. very sad news indeed,they now have a keyboard player for
    the great gig in the sky.


  158. R.I.P. Jon, thanks for all the joy you brought every music fan.


  159. I am very, very sorry to hear Jon is no longer among us.
    His legacy is rich and by this, we all remember him everytime music is playing.
    He is a great man, he always was and always will be.
    My thoughts are with his family. The pain of them will be beyond imagination.
    My sincere condoleances for his Family, Friends and all those who love Jon.
    Maestro, my prayers are with you and your Family.
    Leon B. Netherlands


  160. May the afterlife be joyfull and lighly
    Thanks for your gift to earth


  161. Rest In Peace, Maestro.
    BDP


  162. Jon you were a nation treasure, ever present in my youth and permanently on my car CD I will be playing Smoke on the water as loud as it will play whilst driving through Montreux & around Lake Geneva in a couple of weeks time, Hush! Rest in Peace


  163. A true gentleman and one of the finest musicians of his era, gone but never forgotten. God bless Jon


  164. A very sad day. A wonderful man and brilliant musician. Jon, you will be missed dearly, sleep well.


  165. у меня мурашки по телу! R.I.P.


  166. So saddened to hear this. He created/help to create such great music.
    R.I.P Mr. Lord. Condolences to his family, from Austin, Tx.


  167. As a Hammond player… I’m totally gutted… very sad news.


  168. R.I.P. Jon


  169. So sad. I got very close to meeting him last year. But then he got sick and cancelled his gigs in Holland. I remember reading that he expected to be able to gig again in two years. I guess I’ll have to wait about 60 years to meet my hero Jon. See you in Rock ‘n’ roll heaven Jon!


  170. your spirit floats over us, like smoke on the water …


  171. Thanks Maestro.


  172. So sad to hear this. Now, you’re playing organ for God. We grieve on you. (Sergey from Russia)


  173. Rest In Peace, Jon. A very sad day…


  174. Thank you for your talent, Mr. Lord! 18 years ago you’ve discovered a rock music for me with a “Highway star” solo…
    Rest In Peace… :(


  175. Thanks Jon for the beautiful music that has confort me in times of darkness and doubt. Without the sound of your keyboard popular music couldn’t be the same. Keep on moving great sir, far away, away. Moisés Tapia, México


  176. We lost more than a great musician, we lost a genius.


  177. Eternal memory, the maestro, my heart is overwhelmed with sorrow


  178. I wish to express their sincere condolences to Jon’s Family. Sad to hear, very hard to imagine, he’s not here anymore. He’s done incredible music and will never be forgotten.


  179. Thank you Maestro…


  180. Such sad news. :( Respect to mr Lord. May he find peace after his brave fight.


  181. Thanks Jon for all your music!!!
    We miss you!!
    Rust In Peace Jon!


  182. Thank you, Jon!


  183. Deeply sad to hear of this great mans passing.


  184. Muito obrigado pela musica inspiradora, por toda felicidade que foi descobrir os trabalhos no qual participou!
    Descanse em paz!!

    David Souza


  185. Dear Jon,

    You were always an inspiration to me. I had the good fortune to meet you on several occasions and you were always a true gentleman.

    Sincerest condolences to all the family.

    R.I.P.

    Our loss is Heaven’s gain.


  186. Very sorry to read this.

    Really unique gifted guy, and Deep Purple is one of the few bands from my youth that I still listen to now. I went to school with Jon’s daughter Sara, so my sincerest condolances.

    Senan


  187. Thank you for the music and the memories. The world is poorer for the passing of a true gentleman who lifted the hearts of many with his music.


  188. Jon
    I met Jon a few years ago and he was the most gracious person I’d ever met. His music literally changed my life and my heart really is hanging heavy with this devastating news. You are at peace now my dear friend. God bless you.


  189. From Poland, RIP, hard to say anything.


  190. Extremely sad day down here in Brazil too. Thank you, Jon.


  191. R.I.P you was the biggest of them al


  192. I’M SURE NO ONE WILL CHECK “I LIKE THIS”. NO ONE CAN SAY “I LIKE JON LORD’S DEATH”, FOR GOD’S SAKE. HE WAS BETTER THAN RICK WAKEMAN!!!!. ROCK AND ROLL AND YOUR UNCONDITIONAL FANS LIKE ME WILL NEVER FORGET YOU, JON. I EXPECT RICHIE BLACKMORE, IAN GILLAN, ROGER GLOVER, IAN PAICE, DAVID COVERDALE, AND ALL THOSE GREAT MUSICIANS WHO PLAYED WITH HIM GO TO HIS FUNERAL, AND SAY GOODBYE TO HIM BY NOW; I SAY “BY NOW”, BECAUSE THEY WILL MEET HIM AT HEAVEN SOMETIME. I SAID IT!!!


  193. Sad… Our hearts are with you Jon.
    One day we will see you playing your Hammond in the Heaven!

    We love you!


  194. My heartfelt condolences to all Jon’s family and friends at this very sad time, you will be very much in my thoughts over the coming days.

    We went out briefly in the mid 60s – such a long time ago – and kept in touch for quite a while. Even then I believed he was the best keyboard player in the world – a view I have maintained over all the years since.

    Goodbye dear Jon. You were a lovely, lovely man, a true gentleman and above all an incomparable musician who gave pleasure to so many xx


  195. Was just playing the mighty “In Rock” album and rejoicing in Jons wonderfull compositions,A true artist and lovely man.Rest in peace
    You were a rare talent.


  196. I’m very, very, very sorry…


  197. I hope you are in the good place now, RIP. Great composer. From TAJIKISTAN


  198. Terrible, terrible news… I am especially sad that I never got the chance to experience the magic of Jon’s music live.
    Jon – thank you so much for all the wonderful music over the years. Deep Purple is my favourite band, and you were always one of my favourite band members. You are the greatest keyboard/organ player in rock music, and without you, hard rock would not have been what it is.
    I wish you all the best on the other side. Hope you get to play with Ronnie James Dio once more!
    From a loving and admiring fan,
    Thank you for everything.


  199. What a sad sad sad day! Jon’s music will live on forever though! My sincere condolences to his family!


  200. Rest in peace, may your legacy live on forever.


  201. The Purplest pioneer who will always be the true definition of the word that has defined a generation: Organic. Now you can lend your name to a heavenly Highway Star.


  202. Rest in Peace my dear Jon :´(


  203. I have no words for this, I wish his family all the strength to overcome this immense loss. He will be sadly missed.


  204. What a sad notice.
    I’ve grown with DP music influence and his particular Hammomd sound. It’s unique!
    The best keyboard in rock history ever.
    My deep condolence.


  205. Rest in Peace,and Thank you for the music
    DJ:Mike Quinn


  206. todo un genio musical sin duda alguna, descanse en paz.


  207. part of my youth, part of my life, thank You so much, You`ll never be forgotten!


  208. Thanks Jon! :( RIP
    გმადლობ ჯონ!


  209. RIP the greatest keyboard player of all. His work on Made in Japan will never be surpassed. Lazy and Space Truckin will stand as his legacy. The magic fingers Jon. Legend.


  210. No No No!

    Deepest Sympathy to all who Loved Jon

    See you in the resurrection Jon – We’ll have a blast!

    Eddie6string owes so much to JL


  211. Smoke on the Water at volume 11 as a tribute R.I.P Jon


  212. Very sad news …. condolences to Jon’s friends and family… I was fortunate to see Jon in perform in Lichfield Cathedral, what a composer, performer and true gentleman, the like of which we’ll not see again.. RIP Jon


  213. My thoughts to his family and friends. the sound of his mighty Hammond will live on in recordings. I am fighting back the odd tear now. I shall play Pictured Within as it seems appropriate for the sad news


  214. RIP Jon, you’ll always be my hero !


  215. This is very sad. Jon will be trully missed. Rest in Peace, giant!


  216. R.I.P JL…followed Purple and your music since 1971 met you many times and a true gentleman and an amzing keyboard player….one the very very finest. Long live your music and thoughts with your family at this very sad time


  217. I miss you


  218. Fica a obra de um grande gênio da música contemporânea.

    Obrigado, Jon!


  219. Jon, you are a Gentleman, a Talent, an Inspiration … you will live on forever in our memories and your music. Your family is in our prayers.


  220. Jon Lord…we’ll miss you. Musician, composer, organist…GENTLEMEN. No other as you.


  221. One of my heroes; he’ll always be Pictured Within.


  222. RIP!


  223. very sad news, RIP Jon. Deepest condolences to his family & close friends.


  224. R.I.P Jon Lord


  225. God bless you Jon. RIP :(


  226. Oh my God!!!!!!! :(:(:(:(:( SO SAD DAY!!!!!! Rest in peace Jon…We love you!!!


  227. Rest in Peace Jon – we had the great pleasure of meeting you 2 years ago at the Liverpool Philharmonic after being massive fans for years. A thorough gentleman who will be sadly missed but one who will live on for years to come through the music that he blessed us all with. Our condolences go out to his family. A sad loss for so many people xxx


  228. Grazie Jon per aver reso la nostra vita migliore grazie alla tua musica, eri e rimarrai semplicemente il migliore.


  229. Вечная память, вечный покой. Не верю.


  230. Rest In Peace, Jon..


  231. R.I.P Jon Lord. A fantastic musician across genres. Thoughts are with family and friends.


  232. My deepest heartfelt condolences to Jon’s family. His music brought a lot of pleasure and joy to my life. Deep Purple was the only band I closely followed to the extent of buying up solo projects. The Concerto, Sarabande and Windows helped expand my musical appreciation beyond rock at an early age. Much thanks Mr. Lord, rest in peace.

    Patrick McDonald


  233. so so sad……..a legend R.I.P


  234. I was there when Purple imploded at the infamous Liverpool Empire gig. Jon came to the stage door and apologised to the fans waiting to find out what the hell had happened. A true gent who cared about the band and the fans.
    Thanks Jon for some of the best Rock music ever made, I,m off to play Deep Purple in Rock, care to join me??


  235. My condolescences to family and friends. Jon will be remembered forever as the genious he was. This is a sad day in music history. R.I.P. Jon


  236. Dear Jon Lord.
    Thank you for all your inspiration you have given. And all your music. And everything.
    You wount be forgotten.

    Daniel, Sweden


  237. i never knew what a keyboard solo exist…until i heard highyway star 7-8 years ago…i';ve been amazed by mr lord then and now…..its tremendously sad ….


  238. Minhas profundas condolencias à familia,jamais se apagará em nossas vidas a obra de John, que tanto nos fez vibrar e sempre
    continuará vivo em nossas lembranças, descanse em paz!


  239. RIP one of the greatest organist in Rock


  240. R.I.P Jon your music will never be forgotten my prayers to your family


  241. It’s so sad, but his music is wonderful and eternal


  242. Rest in peace Jon, from yours fans in Brazil


  243. Thank you Jon Lord


  244. R.I.P. Jon …


  245. A true musical hero and gentleman.Thankyou for the sheer joy of life that filled your wonderful music beyond the notes. Rest in peace, from darkness into light.


  246. A sad day in the Rock history. The first record I bought was “burn” when I was 8 years old. It is still an amazing work ant the skill and power of JL keyboards are unsurpassed. We will miss you, thanks for every single note you played.
    My condolences to his family and friends.


  247. R.I.P. Great Jon!


  248. …thanks for the music, Mr. Lord. God bless you and my condolences to your family.


  249. Niemand kan een hammond orgel zo laten klinken als jij.Door jou en je supergroep leerden de mensen goede muziek kennen.Je wordt niet vergeten en leeft voor altijd verder in je muziek.


  250. R.I.P. Mr.Lord…. We will remember You! Prayers go to his family.


  251. Thank you for a lifetime of amazing music and awesome memories. My deepest condolences to Jon’s family, his wife and daughters – thank you for sharing him with the rest of us. RIP.


  252. I´ll give my deepest condulences to his family!It is a shock for me!!!!I love his music since 1972!I was a child and my brother bought “Machine Head´´!At this time,I was a great Deep Purple-Fan since today!I like also his solo-LPs-CDs!!!Sleep well,Jon in peacefull Rock `N´ Roll-Heaven!!!!


  253. You will be in our hearts forever. Rest in peace, Jon!


  254. You touched so many lives. RIP Maestro.


  255. You have my tears. I’m literally crying.


  256. He did for the Organ what Hendrix did for the guitar.


  257. Thank u, Jon.
    Giuseppe, Italia.


  258. My condolences to Jon’s family and friends.

    Thank you for the immortal music, and rest in peace Jon Lord.


  259. ciao Jon, grazie di tutto


  260. Rest in peace, dear Lord, you’ll never, ever be forgotten for your enourmous contributions to music….and humanity! Thank you for sharing your gift with us for so many years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family on this very sad day;(


  261. Thank you for sharing your genius!


  262. R.I.P.!!! Thanks!! Grazie per la musica che ci hai lasciato, musica che mi ha accompagnato per tutta la gioventù! Con la tua scomparsa se ne va anche un pezzo della mia vita! Un Grande dispiacere.


  263. I’m really sad with this news… I will always have his music and his nice hands in my heart… My condolences to the family and friends.


  264. I remember hearing the solo in Hush way back in 1968,on a friends 45 rpm.I “borrowed” the single and played it time and again.Jon’s Hammond to me was always the root of Purple. His solo outings have been a blessing, Pictured Within one of the most moving pieces of music I’ve ever heard. It’s a sad, if not totally unexpected day.My thoughts go out to his family and close friends at this time. As the old saying goes,”We’ll not see his likes again”, a unique talent.


  265. It is a sad day, R.I.P. Jon


  266. Your music and sound will be Deeply missed.


  267. Thanks Jon for your music, and god bless your soul! My heartful condolences to Jon`s family! Long live Rock and Roll!


  268. Oh Jesus!!! He was my first idol. Very sad.
    Jon will never forget you!
    Alex from Brazil – Sao Paulo


  269. Rest In piece….you are a legend


  270. Jon. You were, are and will be my inspiration to play keyboards in rock music! The man is gone, your art stays! R.I.P. God bless you


  271. dear jon, in the early 70´s (aged so about 12/13 years) i had my first contact to you an d.p. and since then this music was at my side. thank you for this great time with great music. my condolences to your family and friends and please excuse my bad english (i´m from germany) R.I.P. dear Jon.


  272. THE GREATEST LORD! Thank you for magic hard-rock whan I was young. tears


  273. One of the greatest musicians of our time – I’m having a hard time dreaming anyone could live up to the standard that Jon set for playing the Hammond and composing legendary pieces of music.

    RIP.


  274. RIP to the decent man of rock, an amazing musical talent. Heaven’s gain is our deep loss. Condolences to Jon’s family and friends.


  275. 1980 : Me and my 4 dutch classmates were 12 years old and did a school playback performance of Wring that Neck (Powerhouse) in front of the whole class, of course nobody knew the 12 minute+ song .. R.I.P.Jon Lord


  276. my heart is bleeding bad but i’ll be okay – your spirit lights my life each day
    Rock in peace, Sunshine
    love you forever


  277. …a great musician leaving the stage…!!!


  278. So devasted by the news true legend soo sad


  279. R.I.P.


  280. goodbye my friend!
    Your music will live forever!
    R.I.P.


  281. Thanks for all the superb musical moments. See you later.


  282. you will be saddle missed it like losing an old friend


  283. RIP – Sweet Child in Time -


  284. Najsmutniejszy dzień w moim życiu. To tak jakby odszedł ktoś bliski. Kochałem jego muzykę i jego skromną osobę. Dało mi być na koncercie Jon’a w Sali Kongresowej i to pozostanie w moim sercu…Jon i jego muzyka. Żal i łzy…


  285. Thank you Jon for nice rock music. We never forget. Vlado with family.


  286. 2012 has arived and I read this deep saddening new on a friends facebook : (

    I was already afraid…….he would not conquer his illness.

    Jon, I salute you.

    Mark Nolde


  287. Thank you Jon for your music and example. Goodbye, grand architect of rock. :'(


  288. I’m totally shocked and upset. Such a big loss not only for his family but also for us fans and the whole world of music. Dear Jon you will never be forgotten. Your spirit will live forever in your music. Thank you very much for everything you gave to us.


  289. Querido Jon espero que descances en paz … muchas gracias eternas por todo el arte que nos brindaste … Gracias ….


  290. Great Man, great Musician!
    You will be missed!
    Rest In Peace Jon


  291. IVE JUST LEARNED OF THE MASTERS PASSING .HE WILL BE IN OUR HEARTS FOREVER ..GOLDY McJOHN OF STEPPENWOLF
    REST IN PEACE AND MAKE SURE YOU KEEP THAT B3 AND LESLIE OILED ..A VERY SAD DAY INDEED ~!


  292. Band above/beyond just got better!


  293. Very very sad news. My condolences to Jon’s family.
    Jon, you were a great composer and keyboard player. I have huge respect for you!
    We’ll miss you. Our thoughts are with you, Jon.
    Goodbuy Jon


  294. Спасибо=(


  295. Mr. Lord was, with Deep Purple, an icon of my “heavy metal” past (and present) The music will always be remembered with enormous pleasure. Sincere condolences to his family and friends.


  296. Very sad news . RIP John


  297. Such sad news. Thank you for your wonderful music, Mr. Lord. Through it you will live on for a long long time. Your music has been with me for decades, and it will be with me for decades to come. My condolences to your family and friends.


  298. Great Man with deep soul…


  299. Thanks for the great music & inspiration! RIP Jon Lord!


  300. and again a great musician is gone. He leaves a big gap. He is now in a better world. R.I.P. dear Jon


  301. R.I.P. Jon. it is a really huge loss for the music..i’m really really sad…ciao Jon.
    Condolences to all Jon’s family.


  302. So sad. I hope your family and friends take some solace from the fact that your name and your music have been an inspiration to so many, and will live on. RIP.


  303. A legend from a time when the title actually meant something – safe journey and light and love to Jon’s family xx


  304. The best of the best! RIP.


  305. Thank you, Jon, for all the great music you gave us. You will be deeply missed. My condolences to his family.


  306. Thank you so much and RIP


  307. Goodbye Jon and you will never forget!


  308. Deep Purple was one of my first loves of Rock. Prayers of comfort to his family.


  309. Rest in Peace, another Rock Legend gone, will be missed so much especially by his family and friends, but just as much by all his fans around the world. a master of the keyboards, he will never be forgotten. jim reynolds, the scotsman in brum.


  310. Jon, I grew up with you. You influenced my mind and taste and soul…
    I feel an endless sadness. R.I.P.


  311. My biggest influence as a keyboard player- this is such a sad day. I had hoped, and often dreamed of, to meet Jon in person and to thank him for all he’s done for us. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. He was, and always will be, my hero! RIP Jon, I’ll never forget you!!!! We love you so much!


  312. Words are always not enouge, Saidly, I do pink a teer out of my eye.
    And whish the familie wel.
    Saily that the Lord of the keyboard is going to LORD.
    Whith you wel Adrian Smits.
    Monday 16 July 2012, Haarlem, Holland.


  313. Rest in peace, Jon.


  314. There will never be another Jon Lord he was simply the Best. His work will live forever. Thank you Jon for all the great music and inspiration. RIP


  315. Rest In Peace, Jon.
    I will always remember you at DP’s concerts, aristocratic in appearance and precise in music,

    Oleg.
    Moscow, Russia


  316. Thank you Jon!
    The music you have given the world means more to the poeple of this planet, then anything a politician have said for the last 60 years or so..


  317. Met him 2 years ago. A impressive person. May he rest in peace. God bless you Jon!


  318. rest in peace, and god bless yo u and your family


  319. Rest in peace Jon. I will always have your music in my mind.


  320. Today is a sad day.
    We’ll miss this great musician.


  321. From Canada:So sad to hear of Jon”s passing. Prayers and condolences to his family. He was and always will be the greatest rock keyboardist who ever lived. A true legend and a hero of mine for many years, His music will live on forever. Godspeed Jon Lord.


  322. Thank You Jon for all, Rest In Peace


  323. my condolances to the family,rest in peace john, one of the greatest kebord plyer in the bussiness,god bless you


  324. may he rest in peace… thank you for the music… one of the idols of my youth he had been!


  325. Jon, not only a great rock musician, but a gentle, classical one as well. I am deeply sorry for your passing . R.I.P Jon.


  326. I had just met Ian Paice Don Airey here in Nashville Saturday night. And now I hear this. Such sad news. He was a giant of the Hammond organ, a legend in the history of rock music, an old-school gentleman, a virtuoso. I, along with millions of others, will never forget you. Your music will live on and be played regularly whereever I am.


  327. I first met Jon when I was about 15 – long before the Art Woods or Deep Purple – and I have followed his artistic contribution ever since. Like everyone else reading this sad news today, I feel quite bereft.


  328. Tonight you can come in my dream from the other side and I could sing with you. We will call a star in the sky with your name. Angels never die! Rest in peace!


  329. good bye jon and for all the good music you had take care RIP ; [


  330. He’s gone but his music will last forever.


  331. Thanks so much Jon , your contribution to music and rock was enormous , your tone and fiery solo’s set the bar . Your music is here and will be loved forever . What a gift you were .


  332. RIP. You will never be forgotten.


  333. its so hard to read this.iam really shocked,one of the most warm-hearted guys passes away.rip,mr.lord!


  334. A true and under apprciated legand. You will be missed, Jon.


  335. Rest in Peace Jon. Thanks for all of the superb musical moments.


  336. jimi Hendrix showed new ways on the guitar. You were pioneering, innovative and orginal on your instrument. Hours, days, weeks, months and years I have listened to you. The footprints you’ve made in the music lives on. Thank you. Good jurney. Kim Søegren, Denmark


  337. He was, is, and always will be a true inspiration. A very sad day indeed.


  338. Enjoy your time playing for God Mister Lord- Thank you for your time, sacrifice and inspiration


  339. thank you old rocker!
    thought’s go to the family
    ou are in us all


  340. Tonight you can come in my dream from the other side and I could sing with you. We will call a star in the sky with your name. Angels never dies! Rest in peace!


  341. I thank you so much!
    It was really you who gave me a real understanding of music, that there is less understanding but so much heart involved.
    You have accompanied my life more than I knew until now. And you will keep up to do so, that’s what I know for sure.
    Your stay on earth was surely a great gift.
    I wish you all the best for the journey you have to do now, may heaven welcome you.


  342. A sad day today. RIP Jon Lord. You will be miised.


  343. R.I.P.
    Díky za Tvoji hudbu, hudbu mého mládí.
    Thank you for your music, music of my youth.


  344. RIP Jon
    Your music and ability were awesome!!


  345. The great man and musician. R.I.P.


  346. Holy god… End of life always gets nearer, but when it comes, it is always terrible and nobody lasts forever…
    Goodbye my friend, we’ll miss you! Thank you for all you’ve done for the music.. Thank You.. We all are endlessly sad to have lost you.. See you in rock-heaven…
    Rest in Peace…


  347. A sad day indeed. Jon Lord will be immortal through his music, and he will be deeply missed. We will never forget you – rest in peace – and thank you for all the good music you have blessed us all with through the years, Jon.

    All our thoughts to his family and friends.

    Regards from Tess and B-M, Sweden


  348. Deep Purple is the only band for me. Thank you for the music, Jon, I shall always treasure it. My thoughts and sympathies to the family.


  349. So sad, my thoughts goes to your family, Jon. RIP. Stale


  350. Your music showed me the way to hardrock, R.I.P. Jon! Will never forget you and your intelligent music!


  351. One of the best musicians left us. Rest in peace, Sir Jon Lord. We will miss you. :'(


  352. I am deeply sad, I can not believe it!
      a great man, has passed away
      what talent, what class
    I can not find the words
    say hello to Ronnie (James Dio)


  353. So sad to here of Jon’s passing. He has given treasured memories to so many not least of all me. Thank you, your music will live on forever.


  354. Jon is no longer with us, but he will always remain in our hearts.


  355. Today a legend has left us too soon. I will miss his wit, wisdom and most of all his talent. He was the best that ever was or ever will be. RIP Jon


  356. thanks for letting me discover the love for music…..


  357. Beautiful virtuoso arranger.
    John, your music always sounds in my heart.
    Moscow.


  358. This is a news very sad. Thank you very much Jon Lord for all music and chords you give us. always will be in our memory.
    Hugs from Chile to Jon Lord and his Family. :(


  359. RIP Jon the world of music has lost a great man my sympathies to his family


  360. You will be always in our hearts.
    Goodbye Jon, our world will miss you


  361. Hasta pronto Jon.
    Gracias por todo el legado musical que dejaste.
    Este perdurará hasta la eternidad.
    R.I.P.


  362. RIP Jon. Thank you for being such a legend. You will be sorely missed.x


  363. The King of the Hammond and an exceptional musical talent…you will be missed~


  364. Rest in peace Mr Lord.


  365. A real gentleman, his legacy will live forever, I feel so sad, Rest In Peace Jon.


  366. Very sad news indeed. Thanks for great music and inspiration!


  367. RIP Jon. Thank you for the incredible music. You’ll be sorely missed.x


  368. RIP and ride free. Thank you for the music.


  369. Jon will never be forgotten. My thoughts are with you alloo.


  370. As i write now, i have shivers and goosebumps all along my body…What a big loss for rock music, It has been a long time since the last time i have felt such sadness and grief when Death’s Chuck Schuldiner died in 2001…None played the Hammond like him and none will be able to play it like him ever…Rest in peace :(


  371. I am speechless. Saw and met you many times with DP & WS. A class act! RIP Jon


  372. Thanks John for all the great music that has and always will be a big part of my life until I join you in the heareafter!


  373. So sorry.


  374. JON LORD Revered, Remembered, RIP


  375. So very sad, what huge loss.
    RIP Jon


  376. Rip Jon.
    To me you were the best. Have been listening to your music for over thirty years. Can’t believe your gone . There will never be another keyboard player like you.
    God bless you.


  377. Thank you for all the wonderful music Jon. I have ALL the albums, ALL the CD’s, some collectibles like Windows and Butterfly Ball. All are enjoyed on a regular basis. When I mix bands today and they have keyboards, I’m reminded by you that they aren’t just a background instrument, they can propel the music forward as wickedly and sensitively as any guitar or voice. RIP.


  378. So much of your life was spent sharing your gifts with us… thank you Jon…


  379. Rest In Peace Jon.


  380. R.I.P, Lord of the Hammond. You will always be one of the biggest musicians. Your music will never die. From my childhood I have listened to your music – I can’t see cross my tears.
    MG, Hungary


  381. “…If you believe in forever, then life is just a one night stand. If there is a Rock ‘n Roll Heaven, you know they got a helluva band…” That band just got a helluva keyboard player…Thanks Jon for the music that you brought to life…


  382. The King of the Hammond Organ and an exceptional musical talent…you will be greatly missed~


  383. Your music will stay here, down with us! Goodbye Mr. Lord.


  384. a piece of rock history. RIP JON LORD.


  385. One of Rock’s greatest has, as his release so elequently states. “passed from Darkness into the Light”. What more can be said. Condolenses to his family and his peers. R.I.P Jon…


  386. RIP Jon. You were one of my heroes. Thank you for the music….


  387. Gracias por tus maravillosos solos de teclado e increíbles composiciones, siempre vivirás en tu música


  388. We all will miss you, I hope, you are happy now and playing hammond in the light side for ever, now you are free.


  389. thanks for your music that has given me so much pleasure during my life. In future you will be remebered like such greats as Beethoven and Bach
    Rock in Peace


  390. Rest in peace, great man…


  391. Thank you. 谢谢你


  392. The sky is crying… thank you Jon for all the happy moments your music has given me and many people………


  393. Very sad news. You were a gentleman and an extroardinary musician. Thank you for the music. R.I.P.

    Alex Hanjoul


  394. Rest in Peace John, an inspiration… Thinking of Pictures of Home…


  395. goodbye to a musical geneous and true gentleman, it was an honour to meet you. My deepest sympathies to all the family, you and your music will not be forgotten. R.I.P. Jon Lord.


  396. Very sad news Rip Jon!


  397. Спасибо дорогой, что ты был в нашей жизни!


  398. Goodbye my friend…


  399. The Hammond Organ lost the Soul. R.I.P. John.


  400. Thank you for some wonderful music and some great memories.Rest in peace.


  401. Sorry! Jon! ML.


  402. Dear Jon, you will be here frever throughout your music. RIP. Brazil loves you.


  403. RIP Jon God bless you man God bless you


  404. So sad… RIP


  405. Such sad news! Jon, you have been such an integral part of my life since the mid 70’s and the first time I saw you play at the Manchester Apollo, I was electrified. My condolences to those closest to you, you will be missed by many.


  406. Oh man! This is so sad. One of the giants of Rock and a true gentleman. Jon, you will always live through your music!


  407. Thank you, Master! Brazil is crying!


  408. RIP and my condolences to Family


  409. A true gentleman and an absolutely brilliant musician and composer. I had the pleasure of meeting Jon after DP’s opening concert in Cape Town in 1995. Sincere condolences from South Africa to family and loved ones.


  410. Thankyou Jon for all the brilliant Rock music and stunning concerts over the years RIP


  411. My condolences to J.L’s family. Thanks for a great musicianship.


  412. Your going to be so missed my old dearest friend, Rocking in HEAVEN with the BEST NOW, ROCK ON FOREVER…….MUAH


  413. Dear Jon, Thank you for all your wonderful music and the wonderful memories of DP concerts I attended in the 70s. Your vinyl offerings will always remain top of the pile in my home. Thank you and may your God bless you.


  414. Im saddened by this tragic news
    Jons Pictured Within was a tremendous comfort when my father died unexoectedly 13 years ago and fo hat alone i will miss him
    such grace such passion such genius is rare
    we have list a true gentleman of music
    condolences to his wife and family
    john wenlock-smith


  415. ciao Jon, sono nato con le tue note


  416. RIP Jon, thank you for blasting my ears with GREAT music over the years


  417. I feel honoured to have met you. Thank you for the music. You are already sorely missed.


  418. So long, Jon.
    Thanks for everything you gave to us.


  419. good bye Jon! I don’t forget your music .


  420. This is very sad news. He was a huge inspiration to me as a budding keyboard player. I remember the first Deep Purple song I heard – Lazy from Made in Japan and I was amazed at what came out of Jon’s Hammond. I was so inspired by him that I would use his last name as my last name. When a friend of mine met him one day, he told Jon about me and got him to sign a CD. He signed it “To Gay Lord from Jon Lord”. I forgave him for that, reluctantly. Rest in peace Jon.


  421. Thanks for all the music that you have given me!!!
    Play in peace, brother of my youth.
    Paolo Venice


  422. ciao jon.ai riempito di emozioni la mia gioventu con la tua musica.ora insegnagli agli angeli a suonare,ciao


  423. Rip Jon , thanks for your music , we will treasure it


  424. RIP Lord of the Hammond, a giant among musicians.


  425. Deep Purple since 1969. RIP Jon


  426. Джон был одним из светлых лучей за железным занавесом СССР


  427. Wish you’ll rock heaven now. Thank you for your wonderful music. Lieber Jon, Du hast mich inspiriert mit Deiner Musik, warst Teil meiner Jugend. Die Welt hat einen großen Musiker verloren. Herzlichen Dank für alles was Du mir gegeben hast. Mein Mitgefühl gilt Deiner Familie.


  428. So so sad, but at lest the suffering has stopped xx


  429. Rest in peace Jon !
    Thank you for the music.
    I loved your talent.
    Another hero passed away. So sad. :'(


  430. So sad to hear this… He gave the world some of the most exciting music ever made. R.I.P. Jon and my deeply meant condelances to his family. ‘A fire in the sky’…


  431. Very sad news. Followed your music for many years. You will be missed.


  432. Deep Purple was the first heavy band that I discovered in my childhood and I was soon addicted to their music. What Jon was capable with the Hammond is just truly amazing. We will miss you
    big time grandfather of hard rock!


  433. RIP Jon, and thanks for all forever living music!


  434. Buen viaje Genio y Maestro


  435. RIP to the Master of the Hammond


  436. Dear Jon – many thanks for some fantastic music and keyboard playing. My sincere condolences to family and friends.


  437. A great composer and musician is not among us anymore. Thanks Jon, for the fine music. I still enjoy every day. My deepest condolences for family and friends.


  438. Such sad news. Some of my closest friends had the opportunity to perform the concerto with him in Edinburgh, all of whom were touched by his creativity.

    R.I.P.


  439. R.I.P. Jon Lord…


  440. Deep Purple – Outstanding – say hi to the rest of those musicians who passed before you – shud be a heaven-of-a-gettogether!


  441. THANK YOU.
    You discovered me some hammond chords that cant be described with words. With your music I had feelings that I’ve never had before. You teach me a lot and I will never forget your pieces.

    RIP maestro.


  442. I’ve just heard the news on channel 4 and my heart sank for the end of an extroadinary sensitive Englishman. What a legacy he has left for many of us who know so well his work and through that him, and those that will discover his creatively free genius. It’s individuals like Jon that really set the benchmark. What an extroadinary life he had for us to share.


  443. Goodbye my friend


  444. You were the best, sleep well.


  445. Sad news…R.I.P.,Jon ….


  446. Very sad news ;( Rest in peace, Mr Lord


  447. i love you Jon..


  448. The music world is a sadder place today!

    My musical hero, an innovator, an inspiration and a true gentleman!


  449. :( descansa en paz querido Maestro Jon


  450. Very sad news! Rest in peace Jon, thank you for all the awesome music!


  451. You will live in our hearts…from South America our deepest condolensces to his family


  452. This is a very sad day, you inspired me in music and in life, the world is a darker place without you, thank you for the music and the joy. R.I.P Jon.


  453. We (me and my wife) are crying…. A legend left us. Rest In Peace Jon…


  454. If I’d never discovered Deep Purple aged around 16, I might have tinkered around with cheap digital synths (then in vogue) for a few years and given up, instead of discovering how mighty the Hammond could sound. They even (partially) influenced my own name! Only saw him once in Birmingham, 1993 but he could still cut it then and friends of mine who met him last year said he was still a superb player and a thoroughly nice guy. Very sad to see him go.


  455. Highway Star………RIP


  456. A musical genius has left us. Jon, your music will live on and you will always be the inspiror for a great many people. Therefore, you will be with us all the time. Thanks for so many times of enjoyment, my friend! Rest in peace and surely we will meet again…


  457. Hope to meet and listen again you in the haven. Rest in Peace.


  458. With deepest sadness, RIP Jon, rock n roll world is mourning…


  459. A musica hoje fica mais triste, mas a maravilhosa obra deste senhor sempre viverá, descance em paz mestre!


  460. RIP Jon Lord. Deep Purple was always my first and best-loved band


  461. May your music live forever dear Jon.

    Rest in peace, wonderful hard-rocking soul, thank you for sharing your amazing talent with the world and also for making it trembling with the sound of your Hammond organ.

    I hope to see you someday in the Light. We’ll miss you.


  462. Dear Jon, your Music is forged in my heart, your Hammond will always Rock in my soul! Thank you for what you gave to Music. R.I.P.


  463. R.I.P. Jon. You are a truly unique composer and player. Your legacy will last forever and we will never forget you.


  464. RIP JON. Thank you for your music.


  465. Really sad news. Yes, it’s a great loss, we’ll never see a Person like him again. But actually he did not gone, Jon Lord will live forever with his music in our hearts. From Russia with love.


  466. From a big german fan – thank you for the best and really organ play. It’s for me always source of inspiration. Goodbye, Mr. Jon Lord…Thomas


  467. A truly great man has passed, both in the rock world and the orchestral music.


  468. Thank you for the music , we will never forget

    Rest In Peace


  469. rest in peace Jon .. your superb rocky keyboard sounds will be admired by millions for many more years to come .. thanks so much .. my sincere condolences to the family and his close friends .. there’s a new star in the sky .. ‘highway star’, shine on forever


  470. Vicky, wishing you much strength! I will miss Jon.


  471. Such a sad day – a great talent who inspired many and was an icon of my youth RIP Jon


  472. We still have your music Jon. Thanks, you were one of the great.


  473. Danke für Jahrzehnte wundervoller Musik! Thanks for co-writing the soundtrack of my life!


  474. Gracias por tu gran legado, siempre estaras con nosotros con tu maravillosa musica, Condolencia a la familia y amigos.


  475. Thank you for the music. That Great Jukebox in the Sky has one helle of a keyboard player now…. Give Tony our regards, and please, send us a postcard….


  476. Had the privilage to see and hear you playing live Thanks, you made the world a better place with your stunning music, condolenses to your family and love ones you will always be there and never forgotten.


  477. R.I.P Jon. I had the great pleasure of meeting you last summer in the Cathedral og Nidaros in Trondheim, Norway. It was a very nice consert, and I enjoyed it very much. I have been a Deep Purple an Whitesnake fan since i was born, and I was so luck i got to see you perfome three times. Once as a guest on Black Night, where you and Don played together. It was a couple of years ago in London, at the Wemberly arena. Thank you for all you have done for music and Rock n´Roll. Without you, music would not be where it is today.


  478. Descansa en paz Maestro. Guardaremos tu recuerdo y tu música en nuestros corazones para siempre.


  479. Here Be Friends… Here Be Heroes… Here Be Sunshine… Here Be Grey… Here Be Life… Here Love Lies Bleeding… God-bless Jon & Thank You… You WILL CONTINUE To Be The Soundtrack Of My Life!!


  480. Jon Lord is rocks greatest keyboard player of all time!
    and a true gentleman! thanks for your great contribution to music!


  481. QUE LO PARIO!!!!!!
    Con mucha tristeza te despide un Argentino que disfruto y distfrutara de tu musica todo lo que me queda de vida.
    Un abrazo, espero que tu legado deje huella.


  482. One of the true pioneers of hard rock keyboard, and a truly gifted, as well as hard-working, talent. Fairwell, Jon!


  483. R.I.P.you will be missing Jon .


  484. My entire life listening to you. You’ll never die in my heart. Thank you!!!


  485. inundado de tristeza recibiendo esta terrible noticia, no puedo contener mis lagrimas. Gracias amigo por todo lo entregado, gracias eternamente.


  486. It is very hard to say goodbye to one of your heroes so I will say arrivervideci Jon Lord until we meet again. Thanks for all the beautiful music . Your music has guided me and played an integral part through most of my adult life whether with Deep Purple, P.A.L, Whitesnake or the great classical solo pieces . Pictured within helped through the grief when I lost my mother to cancer and I pray that will guide all of us who loved your music through our grieving and hope that your music will live on ,


  487. Have a magic journey, free from pain and suffering, going backhome! With a name like yours, the doors of heaven will open imediately! Lord is knocking at Heaven’s Door!!! Love and gratitude forever, my friend!


  488. R.I.P !
    We’ll miss you


  489. Jon we never will forget you
    Our condolences to your family
    Your friends from Luxembourg
    Karin and Patrick


  490. R.I.P. Sir Jon Lord


  491. My heart is broken now, Jon. But Ronnie, Randy, Cozy and Gary have been waiting just for you up there, for the heavenly supergroup to roll…


  492. so sad… RIP. thank you for your music and talent! The world will miss you.


  493. A mighty tree has fallen in the great forest of rock and roll. Rest in peace.


  494. God bless you Jon Lord :(


  495. i’m sad, goodbye master


  496. Rest In Peace Jon. Thank you for all wonderful music.


  497. Sad, sad news. Jon Lord was an inspiration to me… And broded my musical horizon… I will never forget the first time I have heard”before I forget”,… and many many other songs, or solo’s…. Rest in peace…


  498. Rest in peace, Jon!
    Keep on rockin’, wherever you are…


  499. A very sad day. :-(((((

    RIP, Jon. We’ll miss you.

    Tonight I’ll play Highway Star at maximum volume, man.


  500. Rest in peace mr. Lord. thank you for the music


  501. so sad. rest in peace.


  502. So sad, r.i.p Jon


  503. Only when somebody is forgotten is that he’s really dead.
    You are then immortal.


  504. God really loves good music Jon,I’m sure now . . .


  505. My dear Master…

    Rest in Peace! You don’t have even a clue that how your music changes my life.

    Thanks for everything. Thanks for Deep Purple. Thanks for Highway Star… for all the good stuff.

    Indeed, you’ll never been forgotten,,, From Brazil, Fortaleza-CE. Love, Light, Peace and Music. Deep Purple’s music!

    Miss you so much!!!


  506. Thank you Jon, Thank you for everything. You’re my hero, your music was very important in my life.
    R.I.P. Jon.


  507. Rest In Peace dear Jon. You will NEVER be forgotten ! My thoughts and prayers are by your familie. Meet you some day in heaven… From Germany with love.


  508. I start listen music, with Deep Purple in 1972 (I was 9 years old) … have no words.

    R.I.P. Jon (the) Lord :((


  509. There are no words, which could describe the emptiness in me. But Jons music will bridge the time, till we see us again. Sometimes, somewhere in heaven.
    r.i.p.


  510. Thank you for so many years of very important music. You and DP made me strong in youth and let me feel young now. Never will forget. Siegfried S. from Leipzig


  511. RIP Jon. Thanks for the music you left us. Your Hammond sound will never die…


  512. mourn the eternal memory Russia


  513. Джон, я вырос на твоей музыке… и вот…. теперь тебя нет…..


  514. We felt the art, Jon! Because of you and Purple… R.I.P.


  515. another hero passed away…thank you jon, god bless you!


  516. Джон, твоя музыка ошеломила нас всех! RIP


  517. Such a loss of a wonderful man. As a musician few could ever match him and as a keyboard player he was King of the Hammond.
    You have influenced me since I was a young lad as you have to so many others. My condolences to his family and friends.
    RIP Jon.


  518. I am crying… Rest in peace, Jon, THANKS


  519. It`s a very sad day indeed. R.I.P. Jon Lord. May you rest in Peace.


  520. One of my biggest insipirations of all times when it comes to music! Rest in Piece Jon, king of the hammond!


  521. Jon, You’ll stay with us forever! You’re not dead until remembered.

    Al


  522. Sad, very sad new; I learned from Jon´s musical road to appreciate “the Classical” world and the whole art in music by his fussion; we´ll miss you very very much dear Jon


  523. One of the greatest and talented rock musicians gone. R.I.P. We’ll never forgot You.
    From all admirers from Russia.


  524. Jon was the most lovely and charming man, very very sad.


  525. Thanks Jon Lord for all your art. Deep Purple was the music I loved when I was a teenager.


  526. Wir werden dich sehr vermissen! Du hast uns mit deiner Musik zum träumen gebracht! Du wirst niemals vergessen werden!
    RIP Jon


  527. Obrigado por suas belas músicas. Esteja na Luz. Até breve meu amigo.


  528. Eternal memory to you, John! We grieve from Russia! Condolences to the family and friends!


  529. Goodbye Jon, you will bring with you part of my life, i’ll never forget, your presence will remain indelebly in my heart.


  530. Unbelievable and so sadly.
    No words can describe my feelings.
    I will miss you and your phantastic music !!!
    From Germany with love.


  531. Watch California Jam, 1974, and let us enjoy of Jon’s great talent. His hammond sound is his greatest gift to us. My thoughts are with his family. RIP John, you will not be forgotten.


  532. I’m happy I’ve seen him 2 times with his music. We all must be happy to live in his time. Rest in peace. Bravo, maestro!


  533. Rest in peace, among the greatest.


  534. RIP Jon. You were truly one of my heroes – a fantastic musician and a thoroughly decent man. Condolences to your family – and thanks for the countless hours of pleasure you’ve given me.


  535. Requiescat in Pace, such sad, sad, news. God Bless and keep him. Sincere condolences to his family and friends, Leanne x


  536. Jon, rest in peace. You’ll never be forget.
    From Germany in love


  537. Mach es gut, lieber Jon. Für immer Deep Purple. Für ewig Jon Lord.


  538. Lord of the organ is now with the Lord of creation!
    I know i will meet you some day in heaven Jon.

    Mick Nordström


  539. Gracias por tu música maestro. Que seria del Rock sin Deep Purple y ese teclado magistral lleno de potencia y de luz. Desde Argentina mis condolencias. R.I.P.


  540. Listen… He’s playing for us in Heaven, Thank you forever


  541. R.I.P Thank you for the music! Sending comforting thoughts to his friends and family!


  542. I have just heard the sad news . I want to say so much but it has been said in the previous comments . God bless you JON , you will be missed . Your music will live on .


  543. Such a loss may you rest in peace Mr. Lord
    When we rock we rock , we we roll we roll


  544. This was sad news!! My hero in the best groups ever! I’ve seen Deep Purple several times in Oslo!!!! Unforgettable! And Jon as the center in the midle driving the band ! RIP Ragnar from Oslo, Norway 63 years of age


  545. Джон, Джон…. Думали, что ты выкарабкался…
    Спасибо тебе за всю мою жизнь. Ты будешь с нами всегда.


  546. One day, I’ll hear you rockin’ in heaven or in hell. Does not matter where, it will be happy day.
    See you


  547. RIP. I was 15 when Machine Head came out. Amazing work.


  548. R.I.P my Lord! I was so lucky to meet you twice and will never forget. See you in heaven.


  549. Jon you were the best! RIP.


  550. Sensational keyboard player and true gent, gone, with so many others, to the big gig in the sky, sad sad news, rip Jon, a legend in the truest form!!


  551. R.I.P Jon


  552. R.I.P.Maestro.Your music live forever.


  553. R.I.P. Jon,
    Sad news for all long term fans & friends…
    from switzerland with love.
    condolence to the familly,

    Join Walter Scott Columbus in heaven….


  554. Die Rockwelt verliert einen Stern am Himmel.
    Vielen Dank für die schönen Stunden!
    Rest in peace, dear Jon


  555. Jon, you will never be forgotten. Thank you for all the wonderful music. Hope you play “the beast” in heaven. RIP. Love, Christian


  556. ✞Rest, Rest in Peace Jon ✞


  557. A real part of my youth goes away… in 1979 @ 13 I opened and modded my Farfisa organ with a distortion and a ring modulator to try to imitate the Made in Japan sounds….


  558. There’s only one Lord and his name is Jon…R.I.P.


  559. Your music, your memory and your legacy will always live on our hearts… RIP


  560. Very sad news tonight. He gave some much to so many people. Thank you for the Music, Mr. Lord. My thoughts are with his family and friends, I am so sad, his sounds will be in my heart forever.Patricia from Switzerland.


  561. buen viaje sr.lord


  562. R.I.P. Big Man

    Entertain God with good Music.


  563. R.I.P Jon….we will keep your music alive !


  564. Awww – this sucks – the Lord of keys will be missed – His was a personal hero and nobody had a sound like him – The world is a sadder place – R.I.P. Mr Lord


  565. God bless you, Jon, great musician, better person. Thanks for your light!!! Our condolences to the family, from Mendoza, Argentina.


  566. Very sad to find out. The Deep Purple of the early 70ties is for nearly 35 years my all-time favourite band. And John Lord has a lot to do with that. John Lord R.I.P


  567. Sad news. Big man great music. Rest in peace John Lord!


  568. now and forever still the best R.I.P


  569. R.I.P. Big Man

    Entertain God with the best Music.


  570. Very sad news… R.I.P. Jon. We love you and miss you…


  571. R.I.P. John!


  572. Rest In Peace My Friend. You were the one and only “Child In Time”. Love you. It’s hard to write down the correct words when tears come to your eyes. See You in the final Jam.


  573. Dear Jon, sleep well. And when you’ll wake up in heaven start to play your great heavenly music. Thank a lot for everything you made on your keyboards.


  574. I am so saddened to read of Jon Lord’s passing away !! My sincere condolences to his family, friends, and family of musicians. I’ve been a fan of Deep Purple ever since I first heard their albums in the early 1970’s, and the music Jon created with Deep Purple will continue to give me enjoyment each time I hear it.

    RIP Mr. Lord – you were a Maestro, your music will live on forever. Thank you for the music you gave the world, and for sharing your music and LIGHT with us whilst you were here.

    God Bless Jon Lord,


  575. Deep Purple is my favourite band and i will never forget you
    R.I.P my dear friend


  576. We’ve lost a true genius and legend. I never thought the time for this would arrive so soon. Words cannot describe the sadness. Jon’s music lives for eternity.


  577. RIP Jon Lord, you played the best hammond keyboard. Your music will be for ever in my mind. Thank you for all.


  578. Sad news. Jon, you will live forever in your music. Thanks a lot for all the songs. Rest in Peace,


  579. Jon, te vamos a extrañar muchisimo… a ti y a la Bestia… tu sonido es inconfundible,.,,


  580. RIP Jon.
    I loved his hammond sound.


  581. RIP Jon, your music helped me in my youth, and you were an inspiration to millions, you will be truly missed


  582. Rip Jon
    One of the true greats


  583. Rest in peace, Jon. There are pieces you played that are still in my ear, decades after I first heard them. You’ll be deeply missed.


  584. deeply saddened, feel so lucky to have witnessed his music live in Potsdam in 2010, thank you Jon for such wonderful music.
    RIP


  585. R.I.P


  586. The Russian Black Sabbath Fan Club would like to extend the deepest condolences regarding the passing of the greatest keyboard player in the whole history of rock music. The great musician who discovered Ritchie Blackmore and brought him to Deep Purple is no longer with us. Sad but true – RIP, dear Jon, we will never forget you.


  587. R.I.P. John


  588. …in the dark in the concert hall you can start hearing some noise from an organ…and you know what to come out of it…right, “Highway Star”…it what makes me still working in music business…that´s the gate of rock´n roll! Jon, you will be remembered long.


  589. So sad to hear about your passing away. I will remember you and love your music forever.


  590. Any passing is so untimely, isn’t it? And such is life for all of us when there is just so much more to do.

    But you already made a big remark, sir. You’ve made us people feel good. Repeatedly.

    And now may God return the favour on our behalf, and rest you in peace and radiance.

    You will always be remembered.

    With love from Istanbul Turkey.


  591. Россия скорбит.


  592. Grazie Jon. R.I.P.


  593. Sad sad news. We’ll always remeber Jon Lord!


  594. It’s so sad. We will miss you. But your music will live on forever!


  595. Mach’s gut John. Jetzt hast Du Deine Ruhe. Irgendwann sehen wir uns mal alle wieder! Bis dann!


  596. It´s so hard to hear and to believe. You make Deep Purple be a part of my life. Thanks for all the great moments in music. I miss you. My heart will be with your family.
    J. from Germany


  597. Jon, rest in peace. Your music has enlighten my life many times.


  598. Greatly saddened by the tragic news of the death of Jon Lord. He was truly inspirational to all my fellow organists and will be greatly missed. Our sympathy goes out to his family and friends.


  599. RIP Jon ! Thanks for the fantastic music ! You were the Beethoven of Hard Rock Music ! All my thoughts to his family and (musical) friends … :-(


  600. Thanks John for some of the greatest music ever. Such a sad day. RIP, John.


  601. Уходят легенды. RIP.


  602. R.I.P. Jon! From Prague With Love.


  603. i from Chile i send my condolences to all family of the rock.


  604. that starnge sound of organ is somthing i will never forget…


  605. Its such a tragedy that Jon has died today.
    A legendary, and inspiring musician and generally good bloke..I met Jon on a few occasions and he was always a friendly, genuine guy. My love goes out to his family.
    RIP Jon


  606. It is getting very busy in music heaven , play on Jon…


  607. Adios Maestro. Thanks for all your music. You will be highly missed


  608. RIP Jon Lord. Жалко, когда уходят великие…


  609. It’s so hard;

    I’ll never forget


  610. RIP from hamburg! we love u and never forget!!!


  611. So sad to hear this news – your music accompanied me for such a long time – it will always remind me of you.. R.I.P. Jon


  612. riposa in pace Jon idolo della mia giovinezza!


  613. I’m very very sad. Lord was my favourite Purple. I’ve been listening too His music since I was a teenager. A great loss! With love from Italy


  614. I had the greatest hopes for Jon’s full recovery.
    The Lord of the Hammond will always be remembered.
    Thanks to Jon for eternal inspiration and joy, and sincere condolences to his family and friends.


  615. Dear John, it was nice to see you 2011 in Hagen. Thanks for brilliant music…
    I`m still sorry.
    Rest in Peace!!!
    Arnd


  616. Sadly another great musician passed away. We’ll miss him. A new audience awaits him.


  617. deepest condolences to Johns family.
    Legend and Gentleman


  618. I will miss you!Rest in Peace, dear Jon.
    Wolfgang Blach


  619. Lepää rauhassa, Child In Time soi korvissani.


  620. Never forgotten, always remembered.


  621. Im a Dutch tv producer/director and my wife called me in the middle of film shoot and told me the horrible news. A big part of me died with him gone. I’m 57 and have been to every concert he gave in the Netherlands. He is my hero. And will be till my time has come to meet him…

    I wish his family and friends all the strength for the loss of Jon…

    Love to all of you. My thoughts are with you!!!


  622. Rest In Peace Great King of Ivory Keys. From Italy with love


  623. RIP


  624. Farewell Jon… you’ve been and ever will be an inspiration to me. Your Song “Wait a while” really touched my heart and nothing could describe better the way I feel! Thank you!


  625. A very, very sad day for the whole world of music!!! Thank you for all goosebumpers and unforgettable moments. Praise the LORD!!! RIP Jon!!!


  626. Heartbreaking news about Jon Lord. I’m so very sad.
    Thank you for such Wonderful Music and Memories !

    You’ll be missed – I’m SO sorry …
    … R.I.P


  627. Сбогом сър Джон Лорд ще ни липсваш !!! Ще се видим друг по добър свят !!!


  628. R.I.P. Jon. You shall remain as my teacher however far you are. Make a record of your heaven jam with Jimi, jim and Janis. I would be glad to listen when Lord shall call me too….


  629. Jon, thanks for the great inspiration all the symphonic bridge building.

    Still I’m sad


  630. I have just heard the news, it was devastating. My deepest heartfelt sympathy and condolences to Jon’s family. I had the pleasure of speaking with Jon on a few occasions and he was such a gentleman and such a brilliant musician he will be so sadly missed.


  631. Señores !!…se escuchan los acordes en Hammond sonar !!!, chico Puntual a llegado…


  632. An important piece of my life and who I am has gone. Jon, you’ll be forever in our minds and hearts.


  633. Gracias Jon por la buena musica R.I.P We’ll never forgot You


  634. Жаль…. Вечная память!


  635. viviras en las eternas musas que acompañaron tu vida, gracias jon lord. Que la historia haga justicia a este perfecto extraño.


  636. Listen for the silence when words fail
    Raise your hands as wide as the ocean
    Calm your soul with the nightingale
    Think of us and our deepest devotion

    Feel the rhythm when words fail
    Your eyes will open to the world in an instant
    Cast out the fear and set your sails,
    For a journey unmeasured holy and distant

    Trust in your senses when words fail
    Set free your spirit from secrets concealed
    Love unconditional will tell the tale
    Of the music within you, now revealed

    And now we must accept that you are gone. But this is not goodbye Jon Lord; this is just a simple farewell and God speed in your blessed journey.

    I love you. James Williams Oakville ON Canada


  637. Awfully sorry , I never heard `bout illness. You were such a workman , i will always remember you joyous played in BKZ Russia in April `11 . Forever stay The standard of sound for all the Key`players and other good people. Жаль .


  638. Thank you for your great Music and Concerts in the last forty Years.
    R.I.P.


  639. My heart goes out to Jon’s family and friends. Jon’s music will stay with us. He’ll be missed.


  640. Gone…another rock icon, Jon, the music you gave us will never leave the world and our lives ! It was a blessing ! Eternal thanks, peace and love !


  641. Thanks Jon for all the glorious music you left us with. R.I.P.


  642. Жаль, очень жаль! Спасибо, Джон! Вы были, есть и будете!


  643. Jon Lord’s talent will last thru the ages. No one else could make a Hammond sound the way he did.My heart goes out to his family.God Bless you John


  644. Hi was my music fader.GAD BLESS YOU.
    I will miss YOU ……..


  645. such terribly sad news.
    i have been a massive purple fan since i was 11 years old,(i’m in my 50’s now) i saw jon play with both purple & whitesnake many times over the years and was lucky enough to meet him in cardiff in’78,he was a wonderful virtuoso of a musician and a lovely gentleman.
    the world is a poorer place without him.
    sincere condolences to his family.
    thank you so much for the amazing,beautiful music you left us with,
    GOD BLESS YOU JON.x


  646. Goodbye Jon and thank you for your music!


  647. RIP a true legend and gentleman. He will never be forgotten.
    Thanks for everything Jon


  648. R. I. P. Jon, you will stay in heards of Bulgarian fans forever, thank you


  649. Jon Lord, not only a talented,gifted musician, but above all a real gentleman. Rest in peace you dear man


  650. dear Jon, I didn’t know you were ill, I didn’t know I would have been so sad. thank you so much, you’ve changed my life forever and showed my the way.

    sergio cossu


  651. What a loss. He was a great muscian. I was lucky tho see Him perform once. Condolences to his family and friends. As long as i live i will enjoy your music. Bye Jon, a last greet from a dutch fan. May you rest in peace.


  652. So very sad. A great musician. Condolences to his family.


  653. The sound of Jon Lord’s Hammond is a permanent fixture of my musical landscape. Gone but nor forgotten.


  654. Hush…Hush, I think I hear God calling your name now.
    RIP Jon and thanks for the music you leave.


  655. addio mister jon


  656. I was a Deep Purple fan much of my adult life. I truly loved and appreciated their music at an age where many in my generation were listening to Hip Hop, Rap, and R & B music. Deep Purple was one band that won my heart, and Jon Lord was the soul of that band, in more ways than one. I am deeply saddened to hear of his passing, and may he find joy and happiness in the new home, and may he know always that his music will live on in this world, for ever. God bless you, Jon Lord.


  657. Condolences from America’s Heartland. Jon was the best. He will be missed.


  658. Merci Jon pour tout ce que tu as donné à la la musique et merci au destin de m’avoir permis de te voir en concert avec Deep Purple ou Whitesnake. Monday, bloody Monday and sad day for Rock’n’roll, Have a good last trip. Adieu


  659. Oh No! no….can’t believe it…
    Was not so long ago I thought things will get alright again.
    Mis You Jon. Never will forget You. You will live on in your music
    R.I.P.


  660. When I hear the music of Deep Purple, I feel that the guitar controls, plus synth absorbs me in utter excitement and magic that is that a man be surprised that it created music, feelings and many songs that brought us the end of the joy and magic.

    Mr. Lord, thank you for your consistent, safe trip and please stay connected with us, to continue with your music emocionándonos … We can not forget you.

    Greetings to the family, from Santiago de Chile


  661. Oh my God, I cant find any words…. oh my God….
    R.I.P. Jon!!


  662. No words are compatible with Jon Lord’s musical majesty…Rest In Peace Maestro…you’ll be missed…


  663. Thank you for all your music, Jon. I’ll never forget you.
    Mauro – Italy


  664. You have been the soundtrack of my youth. Thank you Jon.


  665. Jon, I’ll never forget you and your music! So many important moments in my life are coloured by pieces of music you wrote! Thank you very much for having been here! This place has been a nicer place with you around! I am grateful for the few times that I have seen and heard you live in the past few years! My condolences to your family and friends!

    Arjan


  666. I have to say this has saddened me no end. I didn’t even realise Jon was suffering from Pancreatic cancer so this has come as quite a shock. Rest In Peace big man, you won’t be forgotten; a true legend in the world of rock and quite clearly a lovely man.


  667. Thanks for all the beauty Jon. Now go burn in a keyboard solo into eternity.


  668. Thank you Jon, for all your music and your inspiration – RIP.
    I feel with your family and friends. A great musician and fantastic human being is gone! We will never forget!!! With Love


  669. RIP Jon Lord, you were part of the band that I have and will always love. Deep Purple will always be the band closest to my heart. I loved your playing and I am so happy that I witnessed you playing live on several occasions.
    Thank you Jon from another Leicester lad.


  670. Das schönste Denkmal, das ein Mensch bekommen kann,
    steht in den Herzen seiner Mitmenschen.

    Albert Schweitzer

    I’m sure Jon touched so many hearts with his music – so he’ll never be forgotten. RIP.


  671. Thanks Jon, for you’re superb music.

    My thoughts are with his family. RIP John, you will not be forgotten.

    From Holland with love.


  672. Very sad to hear of Jon’s passing – to his friends, family and bandmates: thanks for sharing him with us, a great man.


  673. God Rest his soul, Peace be with his family during this sad time, his spirit will live on forever


  674. mi spiace molto. quelli come te non muoiono mai. un pensiero dall’italia.
    I am very sorry. people like you never die. a thought from italy.


  675. This is not a good day. Music has lost a true Icon, a Gentleman who’s music cover all genres. The Hammond Organ will never sound the same again for me. I had planned to see Jon next year when I came over for a stay in Europe. Never take things for granted. I assumed people like Jon would always be with us. He was too good of a person for us to lose. Jon, you will be missed. But, you will never be forgotten.


  676. You and your music will always live in our hearts. Thanks for all the fantastic and joyful moments you gave me with your music. R.I.P Jon.


  677. Rest in peace dearest Jon. We will always love and remember you and your music. Such a lovely man – may your spirit fly.


  678. I am so so sorry. Jon was a great musican and provided many people with many hours of pleasure. He will be sorely missed. May your peace be restful.


  679. R.I.P. You Led me into rock. Will never forget that play Well in heaven


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  681. Very sad. Massive Talent. Touched by the sounds from Made in Japan to Perfect Strangers and WSnake..R.I.P.


  682. My deepest. Sympathy goes to all jons family friends and later carers , one of the worlds iconic keyboard wizards has been taken sadly from the lives of others destined to follow his talent in the field he and they chose . With lasting respect , rick cooper


  683. Dear Jon

    When I first heard your playing on the intro to Speed King my perception of rock music was forever changed. I was just a young teenager then but not a week has passed since that day and over the past 25 years when I haven’t listened to your music. I will forever miss your unique mastery of the Hammond organ.

    To think we will never again share in the wry wit, wisdom and genuine warmth of your interviews, which showed the brilliance of the man, not just the musician, is a truly sad reflection.

    RIP you absolute legend.

    Glenn


  684. Vielen Dank, Du wars mein ganzes Leben immer neben mir.
    Dank für deine Begleitung und Deine tolle Music.

    >> by Uwe July 16, 2012 at 9:43 pm


  685. Great musicians go but their immortal music stays. We will always remember you, Jon.


  686. Lepää rauhassa The Lord of the Keys. All the best to the family.


  687. Hope light and blessing in your following way.
    And peace to all your beloved ones.
    Thanks for so many wonderfull moments.
    You leave too many good seeds and this is a blessing for everywhere.


  688. God, it is so sad. Sadly he had to pass away while he had so much to give. The recent albums Jon made were as good as anything he ever made. Thank you for the music, and rest in peace, Jon


  689. To Jon Lord’s family…..please know that this wonderful beautiful gifted man gave me immeasurable pleasure for over forty years. My thoughts are with you and I offer you my sincerest condolences for this loss. To Jon………..Thank you for the music


  690. Thank you for the music.


  691. Thank You Jon for all the fantastic music you gave us. You will always be remembered. Play a tune in heaven together with Ronnie Dio. When I play piano you will surely cross my mind as you are a great inspiration. I think I have to cry now. If you’re leaving close the door… R.I.P.


  692. So sad to read this. A true master have passed away.


  693. Dear Jon
    thank you for the music and the inspiration you shared with us. You have accompanied me from my early teens up to now, and I am profoundly saddened by your departure.
    May you you join the heavenly all-star band and give my regards to rory gallagher in particular.
    Heinrich


  694. grande perda para a musica…minhas condolências a família


  695. I may only be a local musician, and not well know there either, but Jon has had a major influence on my writing and playing style. For this, I am thankful. The musical sky will be darker now that this bright star has burned out.

    Rest in peace Jon.


  696. Ein ganz Großer ist nicht mehr.
    Sein Werk bleibt – für immer…


  697. R.I.P….There`s a new star in heaven..
    My heart goes out to Jon`s family and friends.
    Your music will never be forgotten


  698. Джон-Вы лучший! Вы великий! Нам будет вас не хватать!


  699. Rest In Peace, Dear Jon. I will never forget Your kind smile and fabulous sense of humour. Your musical Legacy will live forever. I´m so very proud and privileged having met You here. Hoping to see You once again “up there”.


  700. A lot of great musicians passed away these month but this departure touch me more than the rest !!!! All the best to familly & friends of Mr.Lord & a beautifull journey to him !!! Morpheus


  701. Rest in peace friend Jon – Descansa en paz amigo Jon :-(
    Rodolfo – desde México


  702. R.I.P. Jon, from Sardinya, Italy!!


  703. One of a kind.

    Rest in peace.


  704. Sweet child in time, you’ll see the line
    Line that’s drawn between good and bad
    See the blind man shooting at the world
    Bullets flying, taking toll.
    If you’ve been bad – Lord I bet you have
    And you’ve not been hit oh by flying lead
    You’d better close your eyes, aahaao bow your head
    Wait for the ricochet…

    I will never forget, my dearest musical masterpiece sharpened by your Hammond, thank you Jon, rock in heaven.


  705. Desde Barcelona, descanse en paz uno de mis ídolos!!!, mi mundo se muere….. hoy es un día triste!.


  706. Still can’t believe this news. R.I.P. dear Jon. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. He was the best musician and above all a perfect human being. Pictured within… from Tehran, Iran.


  707. Thank you for the fantastic music and joy you’ve given us all over many years. A true rock pioneer, you won’t be forgotten. RIP.


  708. Yesterday it was my birthday !!
    Today i’am very sad !! R.I.P !!


  709. R.I.P. & rock on, Jon!
    So sad to hear that the greatest keyboarder of all passed away…
    Our thoughts are with his family!


  710. Vielen Dank Jon für deine wundervolle Musik.
    Sie hat mich Jahrzehnte begleitet – in guten und schlechten Zeiten.
    Ruhe in Frieden und grüße Tommy Bolin von mir!


  711. … the man who change my world, thnx and R.I.P.


  712. thanks jon for showing me that thing called “rock”, we will miss you, R.I.P.


  713. Descanse em paz Jon !
    Para nós fica o consolo de sua eterna obra.
    Obrigado por sua maravilhosa música que tanto nos confortou em diversos momentos de nossas vidas.
    És uma lenda…e as lendas nunca morrem.
    Obrigado por tudo….


  714. John, you’ll keep that Hammond rumbling in our hearts forever!


  715. Rest in peace Jon. Thank you for your music.


  716. Jon, thank you so much for every single composition, every single song and every single concert I was able to see. You are a huge inspiration and was a great support during difficult and happy moments in my life. You are part of our entire history. RIP and a huge thank you very much for everything from your fans in Brazil.


  717. You’ll be Child in Time forever.
    You’re having a Great Gig in the Sky now, together with some of the Greatest Musicians ever.
    To all of you: thank you for the emotions you gave us.


  718. ВЫДАЮЩИЙСЯ ЧЕЛОВЕК-КОМПОЗИТОР,МУЗЫКАНТ.Скромный,талантливый,НЕПРЕВЗАЙДЁННЫЙ МАСТЕР МУЗЫКИ. ЭПОХА “DEEP PURPLE” и Д.ЛОРДА,останется на вечно в памяти ТВОИХ ПОКЛОННИКОВ.
    ВЕЧНАЯ ТЕБЕ ПАМЯТЬ.


  719. Desde que escuche los primeros sonidos de tu Hammond me atrapo tu talento, Gracias Jon por entregarnos tu maestria como tecladista y compositor. tu musica influencio mi vida, te siento amigo aunque nunca te haya conocido personalmente, mis condolencias a tu familia. Descansa en paz maestro !
    Guillermo desde Argentina.


  720. danke jon lord.lang lebe DEEP PURPLE:


  721. RIP Jon. Last year I had the chance to see and hear him live at Roth blues festival with his project band. Since 1970 he has changed my life with his music and his wisdom I also liked his clever comments on what was going on. here be friends… here be heroes, … here be home … lose and win – pictured within


  722. Love you Jon Lord. You made us rock. Love you..Rest in peace


  723. Gracias por todo Jon…que descanses en paz.


  724. Thanks for all. RIP


  725. I’m really sorry to hear the sad news of Jon’s passing. His style, his talent, his music all made a huge impact on me. I never knew the Hammond could sound that way! Sadly it never will again.

    Thank you, Jon, for all you’ve left behind. I’m sure it will be one serious party where you are now. RIP


  726. Jon, you´re not dead – you only changed the spheres …
    love regards, René


  727. So sad news. Rest in peace maestro Jon.
    Your music will live in my soul for ever.
    Sirpa


  728. Requiescat in pace Jon!
    Be the Child in Time you always were…

    Kris, Belgium


  729. Thanks, Jon, for being part of the soundtrack to my life. If there really is a celestial choir of angels, they just got one hell of an organist!


  730. A true giant has left us. The man who gave DP the heavy groove, a master of his instrument. Our thoughts go to his family and loved ones. Jon will never be forgotten.


  731. RIP, you allways will be my Lord of rock. Rock on and thank you for all the good times, I will wear the nickname you gave me with pride., rockbear


  732. R.I.P. dear John… The last huge keyboard player along with Ken Hensley…


  733. Jon is playing for the Angels now


  734. Gone too soon Teacher. You will never be forgotten. I’ll always have you in my heart. You are the reason why I’ve started playing music and loved the Hammond Organ. My deapest condolences to his family and friends. R.I.P. Mr. Lord


  735. Oh my god, i just can’t believe it. I’m so sad ! Goodbye Jon Lord


  736. your music lives on in all of us who have heard it. you havnt died your still here in all out hearts and minds.
    RiP mate i still play you loud and proud and im sure the heavens will sound to you dancing your fingers across universes keyboards


  737. If there’s anybody I ripped off more than anyone else to try to establish my so-called “own style” on keys, it’s Jon Lord. To make up for a lack of talent and style, I relied heavily on the sound he got with his $125.00 Maestro ring modulator, and set out to establish a name for myself with that dry, chalky, driving growl his C3 churned out, and mine sounded just enough like. I’ll miss you, my friend. It is with deepest purple sadness I say goodbye.

    – Charlie


  738. Jon Lord, R.I.P. I had very good moments hearing your music. My feelings for the family.


  739. Rest in Peace, Jon! Your Music will always stay with us!


  740. Vielen Dank für großartige Momente unvergesslicher Musik. In großer Trauer und in Gedanken an deine Familie. R.I.P by Walter


  741. I feel as if I lost a member of my family. Prayers and blessings to Jon’s family and friends. He was such an inspiration to me, not only as a musician but as a human being. I mourn his passing, but I thank God for the glorious music he brought into my life. Rest in peace, Jon – you were the absolute best.


  742. Love and light, and rest in peace! My thoughts are with the family, relatives and friends. The body may be gone but the memory and music by a wonderful musician will forever live.


  743. Thank you for your music which defined part of my young teen years. IN ROCK is still in my Top 10 albums of all time.
    I saw you multiple times but the show in New Orleans at The Warehouse with The Faces is still one of my favorite shows.


  744. The only consolation is that his music and his way to play it will never die. It’s such a sad day… RIP, dear Maestro.


  745. R.I.P. John! I feel lost! I feel old and sad!


  746. Gracias,maestro…que descanses en paz….nuestros corazones púrpuras hoy se tiñieron de luto.


  747. My deepest sympathy goes out to Jon’s family and closest friends. I am thankful that I was able to see Jon perform many times with Deep Purple. Jon gave me and all of his admirers part of his precious gift of music. And for that I am eternally grateful. R.I.P. Jon and may God keep you in his heart.


  748. Thank you Jon for all the music and fine memories….

    RIP.


  749. Estoy muy dolido y triste por la noticia… Nos dejó un grande de la música, un maestro, el hombre que llevó el órgano Hammond a otro nivel y que popularizó la unión entre el Rock y la Música Clásica. Un tremendo músico. Q.E.P.D Jon Lord. Su música, su sonido, sus teclados, arreglos y composiciones siempre estarán con nosotros.

    I’m deeply touched and sad for the news… A gifted and talented musician left us, a maestro, the man who took the Hammond organ to a whole new level and made the union between Rock and Classical Music popular. R.I.P. Jon Lord. His music, his sound, his keyboards, arrangements and tracks will always be with us.


  750. thanks for all the wonderful music you left us and you will be forever in our memories


  751. Ciao Jon. Thanks thanks thanks for all the great moment of music you gave us. You will be with us forever with your great music.
    Buon viaggio!


  752. I’m so sorry. I am so sad. I have no words to express their sipped.
    Rest in peace great man


  753. Grazie per le grandi emozioni che mi hai fatto vivere, Maestro.
    R.I.P Jon.


  754. Jon, your music will be celebrated and heard for so many many years ahead. One life changing moment for me in 1979 was as a 15 year old standing right in front of you whilst you played with Whitesnake. You had immense presence as a player, but also your humour and genuine personality shone through. That was a lesson in music, and a lesson in life. Thanks.


  755. Thank you for all the beautiful music you composed, for many to come we will listen to you’re heavenly music. You shall be missed. Lots off respect to his family


  756. Very sad news ,my thoughts are with his family & friends.Awesome musician .man & friend though we never met.I have been a fan since I heard In Rock in early 1970 as a 13 year old.I have been a fan of this great man since .Rest In Peace & God bless you Jon


  757. Rest in Peace Jon, and deepest sympathies to Jon’s family, friends and many fans. He was Deep Purple, and always came across as a softly spoken gent, gentle yet powerful beyond anyone’s dreams. As well as bringig light to millions on stage, let’s not forget that there has been many tv documentaries on Purple and music in general that benefited from his intelligent and honest input, just the same way any record he played on did. Ní fheicfhimíd a leitheid arís,..


  758. Very sad, rest in peace and thank you for your great music, and condoleces to your family.


  759. Jon

    You profoundly influenced many young people, and expanded their appreciation and knowledge of music. The constant ability to run through systems in classical, jazz, blue and self defining rock never left one wanting.

    I have to shave off the goatee now…


  760. Not the news I wanted to hear today. I feel so empty right now. Jon was such a gentleman. I had the pleasure of meeting him in Odense Denmark and had the priviledge to thank him personally for the hours, days and years of entertainment that he gave me with his fantastic music and talent. R.I.P Jon. You will be greatly missed.


  761. I’m so sad.. I hear something you have played, in my head, every day and always will. Heaven will not know what has hit it. Thank you Jon. Rest in peace.


  762. R.I.P. Jon. Your music will stay with me forever.


  763. your music will always be through my heart in my mind and ears.thank you for teaching me things that idlike to teach my children…rest in peace


  764. RIP Jon, you were awesome!! Your music will be heard.

    Tobias


  765. Jon we never forget you. Thank you for your great songs!
    Leb wohl!


  766. I’m disconsolaet. I’m a fan since 70’s. R.I.P my friend and be welcome in the house of Lord… Gilberto, from Brasil.


  767. Thank you for the influence your music had on my life. R.I.P.


  768. you give best time of my music life john, love you forever <3 r.i.p.


  769. Grazie per gli “epici” assoli all’Hammond..rimarranno immortali.RIP…


  770. This is very sad news, the teacher is was, leaves us something unique, his legacy, his great contribution to the music and the life. Thank you master, I queremos.un hug to the family. rest in peace


  771. DEAR JON, HOW MUCH PAIN…
    YOU WERE MY IDOL SINCE THE FIRST TIME I HEARD YOUR HAMMOND ROAR.
    MY heartfelt condolences to his WIFE, DAUGHTERS AND FAMILY AT THIS TIME SO SAD FOR ALL THAT WE LOVE HIM


  772. My deepest condoleances.

    Very very sad Jon passed away.


  773. Your music was one of the light behind the iron curtain, in which I lived 33 years and accompanied me even now.
    From Slovakia-THANK YOU . Rest in peace.


  774. Thank you, Jon! <3


  775. Jon, thank you for your music.
    I’ve got a lot of it so your always be near to me.


  776. This is one of the sadest days in my life…, I grown up with Deep Purple and they changed my whole musical horizon…, R.I.P. Jon †


  777. Почивай в мир, Джон Лорд!


  778. We miss you already. Rest in peace, maestro!


  779. Thank you so much for the pleasure you have given me over the years. A magical musician. Rest In Peace Mr Lord.


  780. The man may have left, his Sound will stay forever! R.I.P. John!


  781. thanks for the good songs and the good times you gave us listning to Deep Purple , best band in the world
    , from The Faroe Island G larsen


  782. …thank you Jon…rock soul…


  783. Rest In Peace, Jon


  784. Sad news, if we all remember him, he will never die.
    Always a Child in Time.
    Thank you to his family for sharing him with us all.
    i will miss him.


  785. Rip Jon!! You are a highway star now!!


  786. You and the Hammond are angels – RIP John


  787. R.I.P Jon
    Thank you for your music


  788. Grazie maestro, che la terra ti sia lieve


  789. Rest in peace, Jon. You were the greatest!


  790. Great composer, great musician and a big loss! R.I.P. Jon!

    Chris, Bad Camberg, Germany


  791. You’ll be missed dear Jon. R.I.P.


  792. Jon Lord, thank you for all the wonderful music you have brought to the world. I’m so thankful that I had the chance to meet you in person.
    Always the perfect gentleman. You will never be forgotten.
    All my thoughts and love to your family.
    Rest in peace.


  793. Your music will live forever!!! R.I.P.
    So sad… No words…


  794. Estoy jodido. No ha habido ni habra ningún otro como el. El mejor de entre todos los mejores. Pasalo bien ahi arriba, Jon. Aquí abajo solo podremos echarte de menos, mientras tu órgano Hammond suena sin parar.

    Toni.


  795. i had the pleasure of meeting him several times an absolute gentleman. Thank you for all of music. It has been an absolute pleasure to listen to your music thoughout my life and i will continue to do so. my heart goes out to your family. Thanks


  796. Thank You Jon! You were and are the greatest keyboardist to ever live!! Glad I got to meet you more than a couple times. Thanks for the all the music and the drinks mate. I feel as though a part of my childhood has been ripped from me. Till we meet again….. <:-(


  797. You will be missed Jon, A great musician, composer and a genuinely nice man. My thoughts are with your family and friends.


  798. Oh my god, one more sad news…. R.I.P. Jon, beloved musician and entertainer. Never forget you incredible solos on stage. So sad, Joe


  799. The best keyboard player that I ever heard in the hard rock/heavy metal world! The man who taught me to enjoy the sound of keys in heavy songs! A legend in itself, someone that will never be replaced, a person that will leave an emptiness that could not be filled never!

    RIP, Keyboard wizard! We all will miss you!


  800. Rest in peace!
    Grew up listening music played by his magic fingers.


  801. A true legend and an exceptional musician, Never to be forgotten. Rest in Peace.


  802. Jon are eternal in my life. Your music, talent and work are forever in this world. Rest in peace! Here Jon did your best!


  803. Mes sympatjies pour Monsieur Jon Lord ainsi que pour toute sa famille. Un grand musicien nous a quitté…

    We will miss you Jon!

    R.I.P.


  804. still feel the smoke and still use to play it on my guitar every time I grab it. Jon, U are my youth memory. RIP.
    swiadas


  805. Sarabande is really a masterpiece! Jon Lord: a genius passed away.


  806. I feel sad today, R.I.P. Jon Lord from Greece.


  807. Fly dude


  808. ЛАВИНА СКОРБИ РАЗРЫВАЕТ СЕРДЦЕ…НА НЕБЕСАХ ДЖОН ТЫ БУДЕШЬ ЛУЧШИМ В ОРКЕСТРЕ ГОСПОДА…RIP
    Владимир Тихончук


  809. From Indonesia I wish you a peaceful rest, Mr. Lord.


  810. thank you for all your music, Jon. Rest in Peace


  811. Kiitos innoituksesta, ja hienoista hetkistä musiikkisi parissa. R.I.P.


  812. RIP Jon
    Like many on this site today my heart does go out to his family and friends.
    The music in heaven must have just got a lot better with you being taken.
    Thanks for the music
    God Bless


  813. So sad to hear this news. Jon and his music changed my life forever. ‘Pictured Within’ is one of the most beautiful songs this world will ever be gifted. Jon, you were, are and always will be a legend. Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent with us- I saw you play live countless times and it was always a great pleasure. R.I.P. my friend.


  814. R.I.P. you Godfather of Rock!


  815. La tua musica resterà sempre con noi! Ciao Jon…


  816. i Jon you are the best also in the sky


  817. A sad a and terrible loss. RIP Jon


  818. In Indonesia I heard the news from American friend in USA. You will NEVER be forgotten, Mr. Lord. Rest In Peace! <3


  819. Such very sad news, my condolencies to friends and family. I loved Deep Purple, but the keyboard intro to Dont Break My Heart Again sends shivers down my spine, over 30 years after I first heard it. Jon, you were unique. RIP


  820. I have always dreamed one day I would come and watch you preform. You were an icon and role model of mine; I will never forget your great works with Deep Purple when you made “Made in Japan”. Even though I have never met you personally I will miss you deeply and I will never forget you. I pray for your family and friends and condolences to them. I hope one day I will be where ever you are now just to see you perform once. I am deeply saddened by this and keep wishing it never happened. God Bless Jon Lord, you are the greatest; Thank you for all which you have given me along with the world.

    Rest in peace, Jon


  821. Better late than never: Jon, I sincerely thank you for all the influence in me, us and in music in general. You’ll be missed.


  822. One of the best is gone. Rest in peace Jon.


  823. Ostali smo bez velike legende hard roka. John pocivaj u miru…


  824. A sad and tragic day! I will always remember the triple live concerts performed by DP in Stockholm – Isstadion June 14-16, 1985. Truly
    magical nights!!! From Sweden with love / Henrik


  825. Extremely saddened to hear the awful news of Jon’s passing. May he rest in peace free from pain. My deepest condolences to Jon’s family.


  826. R.I.P. Jon. You have been my hero since I first heard “In Rock” when it came out and I have loved your classical work through the years. A sad day indeed! My heart goes to Jon’s family.


  827. Vielen Dank, Herr Jon Lord , für viele, viele Jahre guter Musik!
    Danke, dass es Dich auf dieser Welt gab.
    Ich bin zu tiefst bewegt und unendlich traurig. Ich werde Dich nie vergessen, auch wenn ich Dich nur durch Deine Musik kennenlernen
    durfte.
    Ruhe in Frieden!
    Stefan B. Zeuthen, Deutschland


  828. The first live concert i saw was in 1971 in Rome (Palasport). The last in 1985 with the renunion with Blackmore. Thaks for the inspiration during our adolescence. Your music is my music.
    You live forever in my soul and in my mind.


  829. The last goodbye dear Jon, the greatest legend. May angels hear your music in heaven.


  830. Rest in piece – couldnt see you alive but since i know myself i lived with your music Mr Jon Thats it! The important people in our lifes! BOW to the creativity and person.


  831. Condolences to the family and friends of Jon. His keyboard work (and most certainly the song “Lazy”) forever changed the way I listen to and play keyboards.


  832. I lost a friend of more than thirty years.
    God bless and RIP


  833. Dear Jon, I have always loved you and your music and the way you were. My son would have loved to hear you play live, but now all that is left is the memory. I hope that your spirit will live on and that some time some great keyboard player and musician will step into your footsteps, to continue what you have done. You have been a most outstanding person for me and for many others, and we will miss your happiness and your warmth that we felt even though we were just among the unknown thousands in your audience. May you rest in peace, and may you and your wonderful music be remembered forever.


  834. Thank you, Jon, for all music, you’ve done. R.I.P.


  835. Thank you Jon!!!!!!! :-)
    Your music lives on in our hearts!


  836. Ich verbeuge mich mit grossem respekt… ein sehr trauriger Tag!


  837. End of an era. Rest in peace Jon Lord. Condolences to family and to the rockers of the world.


  838. “This Time Around” will be very sad now. R.I.P. Mr. Lord


  839. News that I refuse to believe…
    Great loss for the music and for the mankind!
    Rest in peace, you amazing person!


  840. RIP Jon. Feel privileged to have seen you play live. Your musical legacy will live on.


  841. Thanks for every single note. Farewell Jon.


  842. One of my dearest childhood memories is playing “In Rock” on my first stereo – to my parents despair – on full speaker. Time and time again.

    I will miss your capapility to combine being a great musitian and your ability to show each and everyone the fun of rock’n roll. Your legacy lives on in your music and will forever be an inspiration to me in my music as well.

    Rest in Peace!


  843. Sad for the world that remains….no more pain for you. You gave us lives full of joy. Now play with the angels. See you when its time.


  844. So sad, so terribly sad. Rest in Peace, dear Jon.
    Martin and Christina, Nürnberg, Germany


  845. Muito obrigado, meu velho! Ajudaste a definir meu gosto musical na adolescência com tua qualidade e eficiência nos teclados. Descanse em paz (mas com muito barulho).


  846. I hope all of the comments from around the world bring Jon’s wife and family some small comfort at this very sad time-we loved him too and miss him very much. His music will live on and continue to delight and inspire people-some not even yet born. God Bless Jon and thank you x


  847. Thank you Jon! Rest in peace


  848. Thanks for giving life to my favorite band of all times! I will always remeber you as one of my greatest idols, and as the greatest craziest keybord players. R.I.P John Lord


  849. A remarkable man has left the building. True genius. The man may have passed but the music, the sounds, the visionary will never be forgotten. Keep Space Truckin Jon. RIP.


  850. Thank you Jon for everything! RIP


  851. Su forma de tocar el teclado me hizo amar la música, los ángeles tendrán un buen compañero.

    Gracias, The Maestro.


  852. R.I.P., Jon. Твоя музыка навсегда в моем сердце… .


  853. Siempre te recordaremos, Jon. Gracias por tu maravillosa música.
    Acompañamos a tu familia en el dolor por tu marcha.


  854. Rest in peace, legend. You will be remembered.


  855. Things will never be the same. A monument of music is gone.Rest in peace my friend.. Love from Belgium.


  856. Obrigado, meu velho! As tuas imensas qualidades ajudaram a definir meu gosto musical na adolescência. Descanse em paz (mas com muito barulho).


  857. One day back in 1973 when I was 13 someone let me hear Made in Japan. It was Jon’s opening call on Highway Star that gripped me and pulled me into the Deep Purple world. For that I am eternally grateful. I can never thank him enough for all his work in DP over the years and all that has given me to my life. You will be missed by everyone but most of all by those who loved you day by day. We will all miss you forever. Good night Jon.

    Stephen Clare.


  858. Thank you Jon, i will never forget the days in June 2010 in Luxembourg


  859. R.I.P. Jon
    You´ll be missed :(


  860. In God’ bosom, my dear friend. Thank you for all of the years of inspiration. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.


  861. RIP John, you always will remain the greatest keyboarder in the world.


  862. In God’s bosom, dear friend. Thank you for all of the years of inspiring music. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.


  863. Very sad. He was a wonderful gentleman! I hope he can play his heavenly instrument now forever.


  864. I am speechless, devastated and empty. But I am also glad that your sufferings come to an end! Your were my musical Hero, an inspiration and a wonderfull musician!
    Rest in Peace Mr. Jon Lord and maybe you will find some Musical Company up there. Ronnie and Gary will surely be happy to get a new Keyboadartist!
    Thank you for all your wonderfull Music!


  865. THE keyboarder is gone. Thanks for all the good music you’ve given us. Rest in peace – you’ll never be forgotten…


  866. Как жаль… .


  867. Ruhe in Frieden und Danke, dass Du gelebt hast…


  868. No great steamin’ organ sounds anymore -:(


  869. You keep on moving
    Far away, far away
    You keep on moving
    Far away, far away

    Everyday, wheels are turning
    And the cry…
    still returning
    Dawn will soon be breaking,

    The day has
    just begun.
    You put your arms around me
    Like a circle ’round the sun.
    Dance across the seasons
    To a place that no one knows
    Where angels fear to tread.

    Rest in peace, Erhard


  870. Dear Mr. Jon Lord, in the music you gave us, you will live forever !
    Thank You so much and rest in peace.
    In my thoughts I am with your family.


  871. R.I.P.Maestro.Your music lives forever


  872. my heart bleeds tears…
    shocking- terrible news. damned cancer.
    jon, thank you for all music throughout the years, the music will live on as well as all those memories. You were an icon to me and legions of people. You will be forever lost and loved!


  873. R.I.P. Thank you for creation of Purple World… The world i’ve used to live all my life…


  874. Farewell and thank you … thank you very much for your unique music my dear Jon. We never forget you. You’ll be forever in our hearts and our best
    memories. From Rosario – Argentina. Gustavo C. Rodriguez. Ritchie Blackmore International Fan Club (facebook).


  875. Jon Lord …. In time. From Smoke to Light on the water. What did this man made a difference in my life…!


  876. Rest in peace, Jon. I’ll miss your playing.


  877. what a sad moment for the world of music! I owe him some of the best moments in my life while listening to his music. He will never be forgotten


  878. sad day 4us after we herd about the lost ur music carry on withus forever


  879. Very sad day. Thank you Jon for suc excellent music.
    RIP
    From Paris


  880. I am shocked to hear this news, I thougt it was gettig better since I read he was re-taping the concerto with collegue muscians…
    R.I.P. Jon, thank you for your music and great presence!


  881. My condolences to the friends and family of Jon Lord.
    It feels like losing, not only a hero and the Master of Hammond, but also a personal friend.
    We`ll miss you so much here in Sweden.
    RIP Jon
    S A


  882. Thank you very much for every single note Jon…


  883. i heard that jon Lord passed away on July 16th 2012 in the german TV news “aktuelle stunde” in my hotel in Einbeck (Lower saxony). I am deeply saddened about Jon leaving our community. I am a hardcore fan of Deep Purple since the album “Fireball” and i think that “Child in Time” is a masterpiece on electric organ. I will ever appreciate his work.

    R.I.P. Dear Jon

    I’ll keep You in my mind!

    Hans-Matti


  884. Thank you for all the good times you have given me.

    You will be missed.


  885. Very sad day. Thank you Jon for such excellent music.
    RIP
    From Paris


  886. we will all raise a glass to you and your music., in the knowledge that it will live forever in all our hearts. To gentleman Jon.R.I.P.


  887. First time I saw Jon live ; Jazz Bilzen,Belgium 1979.
    Topmusician, Best organplayer in the world.
    Thanks fotr the music.
    We will never forget you, Jon.


  888. What a sad day. Your lovely music will never die. Rest in peace, Mr. Lord!


  889. RIP Jon – May you rest in peace. Your contributions will live on forever….


  890. A sad day espicially for his family and close friends. The wider community have lost something special – won of the greats. His music will live on and be apprecited by many generations. His persona is just unique. A Jon Lord Lord Requiem by somebody please?


  891. R.I.P. Jon. My thoughts are with your family and friends.
    What a sad day.
    Your music inspired me since my early days. You´ll be terribly missed. Thank you so much for the magic you gave us with your music and your presence.


  892. Sad news on a rainy day. R.I.P
    Love you Jon
    Rock The Heaven


  893. Rest in peace Jon. Russian will always love you


  894. RIP Mr. Lord.

    Leonid Pliner from Israel


  895. Nothing to say im deeply sad….. my condolences to the family = ..to all the music friends no one is unsubttitute except Lord. Rest in peace my dearest friend…


  896. I loved Jon,s intro for Child in Time, as well as everything else he composed. I was lucky to see him perform with Whitesnake in 1981. Condolances to his family and fans.


  897. The sky has a wonderful chord now.

    Rest in Peace, Jon.


  898. Huge loss. They don’t make people like Jon anymore


  899. Rest in Peace. I never forget you.


  900. You’ll be missed, dear Jon. Thank you for your music!


  901. Grazie di cuore Magister per la tua Musica e il tuo Stile !


  902. Polska na zawsze zapamieta JONA i jego MUZYKĘ. Wieczny odpoczynek racz mu dać Panie.


  903. Rest in peace Jon.You will always be in our hearts!!!!


  904. thank you for being the part of our lives


  905. It`s a creative world, and Jon Lord was a great answer, if she dont believe in herself. During the prayers and answers Jon transform his organ to a simply god. And this god gives us answers to believe in Music and the hole creative world.
    All the best from a world that doesn`t believe in simply gods, Jon.
    And make your afterlife journey to a big deal with answers himself!


  906. I’ll Never forget you Mr. Jon Lord :(


  907. That’s very very sad news. Since Perfect Strangers, Jon’s wonderful music has been part of my life and ever will be. My condolences and warm feelings go to his family and friends.


  908. Thank you Jon.


  909. A great loss. Thank you for all your music. Rest in peace.


  910. RIP Jon. Thank you for all the wonderful music and memories. I was and will continue to be moved by the music he created. My respect to the family left behind. CS


  911. THANKS FOR ALL JON. R.I.P.


  912. Jon:
    Pasamos tantos momentos juntos.. y los seguiremos pasando, campeón.
    Mis condolencias a la familia, se marcha una de las personas con las que más he disfrutado.


  913. I saw Jon in a bar in the Spaghettifactory in Zermatt, when Deep Purple was rehearsing for the comeback tour. Already crazy about him, I got nuts by seeing him jamming together with the blind keyboardman at the time…. What a music they produced together… He was/ is one of my heros. Take care, Jon, thanx!


  914. This message makes me sad like the old Deep Purple song “April” in my youth time. My condolences to his family and friends. He was a great musican. R.I.P.


  915. Thank you for your music.I never forget you and your music. Rest In Peace, Jon Lord.


  916. A great musician died, glad to see him play several times. R.I.P.


  917. John, I have had the great privilege of meeting you on your 1998 tour at the Glasgow SECC. I thank you for spending time to talk to me, sign my tour program and have your photograph taken with me. It is of great sadness to hear this tragic news. You have been an inspiration to me and my music. Your music will always live on, you are a legend and will be sadly missed. RIP John and may God Bless you. Love from Cheryl & John


  918. A great pioneer has fallen. RIP Jon.

    p-.


  919. RIP Jon. Sad for those mourning behind. Happy that he had the chance to make the music that was so personal and important to him since leaving Purple.


  920. What a shock and what a loss.
    A real majestro and a true gentleman.
    I don’t know what to say, this is so sad.
    R.I.P Jon

    Chris, Germany


  921. I saw Deep Purple twice in Dublin and I saw Jon Lord in the National Concert Hall. A tremendous talent and complete an utter gentleman. There will some great gig in the heavens by
    Messrs Lord, Dio and Powell.
    May you rest in peace and God Bless You.

    Aidan Carroll Ireland


  922. Dear jon, thank you for your beautiful music. You will live on in our memories. Rest in peace.


  923. Deep Purple (and Jon’s organ sound) was the audio wallpaper of my life. Thank goodness we live in a digital age where his music can be so well preserved “forever”. I’m going home right after work to crank “Lazy” full blast on my surround sound system. He will be so missed in the music world!


  924. r.i.p jon.
    the boy’s from obbicht.
    peter ,ivo,maurice,ruud,eric.


  925. Rest in Piece! We will never forget you!!!


  926. Thanks for all the nice things you added my life…
    RIP.


  927. The Legend. The Master. The God of Hammond.Thank you for all you’ve done for us. Deep grief from Russia.


  928. Jon, you left a wonderful legacy and are a true inspiration to many musicians including myself. A sad day but may you rest in peace now. My prayers go out to your family.


  929. Rest in Peace Jon ! Thank you so much for share your music with us all these years. We will never forget you! We love you!!!


  930. Always a legend Mr. Lord. Now keep rocking the whole Universe. My condolences to all his family. Love from Venezuela.


  931. Sir John, you created wonderful music which filled my life for more than 40 years. I had the luck to see and hear your playing 2times. May the good Lord above have a working Hammond B3 ready for Mr. Jon Lord on cloud #9. Rock on forever!


  932. I OFFER MY CONDOLENCES TO JON’S FAMILY & FRIENDS, ” HE WAS AN ABSOLUTELY AMAZING KEYBOARDIST AND FOUNDING MEMBER OF DEEP PURLE ” R.I.P. JON LORD


  933. Goodbye Jon. Rest in peace.

    My deepest condolences to your family.

    Thank you for the beautiful music.

    Tony.


  934. Thak you for the music sir. There will be plenty of whiskey this evening in your honor.


  935. Thank you Jon for all the music and inspiration you gave us.
    God Bless You Jon Lord and R.I.P.


  936. You and your music have been with me since I was a teenager in the early 70’s – huge pleasures and memories. Thanks so much Jon. R.I.P My condolences go out to all those close to Jon.


  937. You will allways be in our hearts thru the music you left us, and the warm personality you carry…


  938. Sadly, I must accept that Jon Lord has succumbed to cancer. A brilliant musician with his instrument in harmony.
    Rest in peace. I condole with their families and my heart and hope in these difficult times a lot of strength and consolation of God.
    God bless you


  939. Jon Lord war ein grossartiger Musiker und Komponist. Alles Liebe und Ruhe in Frieden.


  940. Thank you for the music you have given to me and all your followers
    I remember the first time listening to your inspiring Hammond Organ at the age of ten back in 1972.
    Your music will always be with me.


  941. Ruhe in Frieden.
    Die Musikwelt wird dich nie vergessen


  942. =(


  943. Thank you, Jon! Thank you. RIP


  944. The sound of your Hammond was such an integral part of Deep Purple – there was and now will never be anything to match it. Keep Pictures of Home in your heart on the next stage of your journey.


  945. Always loved the Concerto for Group & Orchestra. Fabulous symbiosis of Rock and classical music. And of course the Purple stuff and lots of his Solo works. One great musician , composer and a Legend. Words may never be able to describe the joy his music gave to the world. May he be welcomed on higher grounds. Praise the Lord !


  946. You gave me and others so much back . Thank you Jon.
    I will miss you a lot .
    Nichlas Sweden


  947. RIP Jon. You’re a legend, an inspiration and a true gentleman. Thanks for getting me into Hammond playing, you’ll be sorely missed. The world is definitely a worse place without you. God Bless


  948. Very, very sad…R.I.P., Jon, my thoughts go to your family and friends. From Berlin with love, Heidi


  949. Rest in peace Jon…. and thank you…


  950. I was so lucky to see Jon and Frida perform together in Cologne in 2004, what a wonderful night of music it was…
    A night I will never forget…

    This song was played on my friends funeral who passed away a few months after this concert…

    Always hoped Jon and Frida would do an album together…

    So sad to hear he has left us now, but his music will be around forever…

    My sincere condolances to Jon’s wife Vicky and his family.

    Gerard, The Netherlands


  951. The first time I saw Jon Lord was in the 70s, about the same era as the “Made In Japan” recording. His playing on the albums was amazing, but didn’t hold a candle to what he did in concert with the energy of an audience behind him. Saw him a few times again over the years, the last time at House of Blues in Orlando with Steve Morse on lead… and my favorite part of that excellent show was Morse and Lord trading licks during a few spotlight solos. By then, probably 30 years had passed since the first time I saw Jon in concert, and not one bit of energy, enthusiasm and (of course) talent had faded. He was brilliant, and I’m grateful for all the music he gave the world.


  952. Very sad news! One of my greatest heroes is gone.
    Jon, you may have left this world – but you will never be forgotten and your music will live forever!

    R.I.P.


  953. RIP,Sir Jon.


  954. Ciao Jon, riposa sereno tu e la tua musica sarete sempre parte della nostra vita. RIP


  955. Again one of the greatest musician left the lifes stage forever. Too bad loosing you, but a huge history of music will stay in our minds.
    You gave Rock’n Roll a name, you gave HAMMOND your style, and to me most realistic music ever.
    From me also my condolences to your family.


  956. Than you for all. R.I.P. and Blue Skies Jon [*]…
    Jarek from Poland


  957. R.I.P.


  958. An extremely sad day! I unfortunately never had the chance to see a concert from the old Deep Purple lineup. Fortunately I had the chance to see some of his concerts for group and orchestra in Siegen and Munich or even last year in Nürnberg with the Jon Lord Blues Project!
    Never again Lazy, Highway star, Before I forget, Bouree, Sarabande …..
    There will be nobody like him again combining classic and Rock in such a poerfect way on his fabulous Hammond! Here you go (again)! My deep thoughts are with Jons family! We lost a great man!


  959. I followed Deep Purple and Whitesnake because of you and then followed classical music and jazz/r’n’b because of you. I saw you perform in 1982 and had tickets to see you in Germany this month, exactly thirty years later. Not only were you a majestic presence on stage, you were also a kindly and quick-witted man, who clearly always saw the light side and won other luminaries over with your charm and elegance. You were quite remarkable and thrilled me for decades. Even watching you at the Sunflower Jam concert in July 2011 is wonderful. The talent flew out of you straight from your heart and into ours. That’s where you will stay.


  960. Danke! Trauer….Mitgefühl der Familie…der
    Lauf der Zeit, bullshit….


  961. Rest in peace Jon Lord.
    Thanks for the music and inspiration.
    My deepest condolences to Jon’s family and friends.


  962. You will be greatly missed! Farewell….


  963. Thank you my hero for the pecious music you gave us, regardless rock or classical, the emotions to transfer counts! Words from the mozart of the 20th century, a true gentleman has left us. With deep respect and tears in my eyes I remember your talent. Sleep well and make a hell of noise up there with tony Ashton, tommy Bolin, George Harrison and all your other friends. RIP


  964. Ciao Jon sarai sempre nel mo cuore, sei stato un musicista di talento e un “Lord”
    nella vita…..buon viaggio………Raff


  965. Thank you dear John. The light in your heart and your mind traveled through your fingers to the universe and our lives forever. No doubt, in a better place now…..


  966. Sweet Child In Time. Your music will last forever. R.I.P. Jon.


  967. Danke für Deine geniale Musik.
    Thank you for your fantastic music
    R.I.P


  968. Dear Jon and Family,
    Thank you so much for all that you gave us with your talent. You have left us all with so many great memories. Although you are no longer with us physically. I know you walk beside your family every day spiritually.

    Hope to hear you on the other side :)


  969. Having met Jon at the Liverpool Philharmonic approx 2 years ago after a performance of the Concerto I was very impressed with his humility and how much of a real gentleman he was and that he not affected in any way. He will be greatly missed. God bless.


  970. FROM BRAZIL
    best keyboardist OF ALL TIMES, R.I.P. Jon


  971. From Portugal
    R.I.P. my dear Jon.


  972. Jon and his band brought sunshine also to youth in Eastern European countries in 70s. Thanks for ever.


  973. I loved you more than my father Jon. I never met you but i always wanted to see you. I dont know how could i see you but somehow i always believed we will meet in somewhere in this world. But now you’re gone. Seems like i’ll see you in heaven. Until i come to you, to afterlife. I will make all the hammonds cry with your beast sound until i die. Without you hammonds are orphan, music is monotone. Anyway i will take care of your beast. And until we meet in afterlife just be lazy, just stay in bed.


  974. Met Jon in Dublin a few years ago and what a gent. A genius and an innovator rest in peace. Our thoughts with your family at this time . Dave Gradwell


  975. Goodbye to THE icon of rock keyboardists who made the Hammond compete with the guitar as a rock instrument.


  976. This world again lost one great musician. Jon may you rest in peace and thank you for all that great music that you gave to us. You changed the word ‘organ’ forever. With deep respect.


  977. Jon, thank you very much for your music and the concerts over all the many years. The world will be different without you.
    Rest in peace


  978. first saw Jon at Knebworth ’85 and it was awsome. From my home town of Leicester we were proud to say he was one of us. Rest in peace matey ……. God Bless


  979. Thank You for the music Jon!


  980. Thank You, Jon! R.I.P


  981. Descansa en paz John. Muchas gracia por tu música, la que disfrutamos yo y mi familia.
    Humberto H. González Verdugo
    Purranque
    Osorno
    CHILE


  982. Thank you for the great Music, thank you from my Generation!
    R.I.P. Jon- Sweet shild in time !


  983. I am sad to read Jon Lord has passed away. I am grateful to him for enriching rock music (and my life) with so many great melodies. He has found a place in the hearts of many people, where he’ll live on.


  984. Jon, you were a big inspiration for me when I started to play music 35 years ago. Always my admiration and grateful to you will walk with me. From the deep of my heart, thank you and rest in peace. Wherever you are we still listen to your music.


  985. Rest in peace, Jon. Your music will never die.


  986. JON LORD was the best keyboard player of all a very nice man to we will all miss him and
    DEEP PURPLE has not been the same without him. R.I.P JON

    Melvyn Chircop from newport in gwent


  987. I loved you from the moment I met you in 1969 – rest in peace my love and my life will never be the same. Condolences to Vicky and the girls. A true gent who lit up so many lives, inluding mine,

    Good Night, God Bless


  988. I grew up listening to Jon and Deep Purple. They are still one of my favorite groups to this day. The classic organ/guitar duels between Jon Lord and Ritchie Blackmore sent chills down my spine. RIP Mr Lord.


  989. As a Jon Lord fan since I was 14 years old, it’s so sad to know about his passed away. He was a unique musician and incomparable hard rock keyboard player. RIP Jon. Carlos, Brazilian 49 years old fan.


  990. Ciao,Jon e grazie per tutto cio’ che ci hai regalato in tutti questi magnifici anni.Con amore,paolo.


  991. thanks for all your wonderful keyboard work
    charles polman


  992. Today, for me, the music has died. But heaven must be rockin with the sound of a new Hammond


  993. So sad to see such a great man leaving the stage forever. Our shout for encore will go unheard. My thoughts are with Jon’s family and friends. Thanks Jon, for all your heart-touching solos!
    R.I.P.


  994. Thank you Jon for making one of the greatest rock bands ever. Your sound and the creative music will never fade away. As the others have said ‘Goodbye to a legend until we all meet again!”


  995. what a sad day. In all over the world there is a deep loss to be felt. One of the most gifted musicians and composers is no more. By your music you will still speak to me passionately. You did a great thing with what God entrusted you with. Wish you peace in Him.


  996. thanks for the music thanks for the memories!


  997. What a gem, what a sound, what an incredible talent. I am still stunned. Thank you for the music Jon.


  998. Very sad day. RIP Jon


  999. Dear Jon
    Thank you for all the great moments you have shared with us who for more than 40 years has loved the music you made, particular in your time together with the rest og the Deep Purple guys.


  1000. R.I.P


  1001. The Music of Deep Purple changed my life. When i heart “Smoke on the Water” for the first time i decided to become a musician. Jon, thank you for the music and the great concert i saw you with Deep Purple, Whitesnake and Pete York & Friends.
    You’ll never be forgotten.
    R.I.P.
    Christian Stolina, Germany


  1002. Gracias por tu obra Jon, y larga vida a Deep Purple


  1003. A real loss to the musical World. I never got the chance to meet him in musical circles, but seemed a fine gentleman too. A rare talent & his massive contribution will live on forever through his music. Rest well, after a life well lived …


  1004. You will always be a soldier of fortune……and we are very happy to have this soldier by our side all these years…..R.I.P. dear brother…


  1005. You will be sadly missed, rest in peace.


  1006. I extend my deepest feelings to his family & friends at this sad moment! Death is only a casualty. The spirit carries on, the music lives on…The Angels have waited for so long, now they have their way! So long, Maestro Lord! Untill we meet again…R.I.P!


  1007. :-( sad day on earth!


  1008. RIP Master! :(


  1009. R.I.P.


  1010. Thanks for all the great music,A true legeend has passed away. R.I.P


  1011. Die Welt hat ein Licht verloren. Die allererste LP meines Lebens war die “Made in Japan”. Das ist jetzt gut 30 Jahre her. Jeder hat am heutigen Tag etwas verloren.


  1012. Wish you could hear me Jon. Farewell, all the best. May you find peace.


  1013. John, from Cordoba, Argentina: You are Forever in my heart full of rock & roll. Thank you. RIP


  1014. Feel really sorry for all connected – such a lovely man. He’ll be truely missed – take care dear Jon.x


  1015. Merci.


  1016. This is a terrible and tragically sad loss. There were none who could rock out the Hammond with as much flair and concision as you, and you were such an important influence. You and Rick Wright, now playing the Great Gig in the Sky … can’t wait to hear it. Rest peacefully.


  1017. descansa en paz querido amigo


  1018. GRAZIE JON , RIP


  1019. Without listening to “Made in Japan” at the age of ten my life would have gone another way. Good night, Jon!


  1020. Dear Mr. Jon Lord, thank you for so much fun the last 40 Years. I´am so sorry, but i only can telling my daughter paulina from you and your great music.

    But I feel I’m growing older
    And the songs that I have sung
    Echo in the distance
    Like the sound
    Of a windmill goin’ ’round
    I guess I’ll always be
    A soldier of fortune


  1021. Just cryin’ in the rain…
    Hope that our Mother, Virgin Mary, takes his soul in his arms this very day, 16th June, Fiesta de la Virgen del Carmen


  1022. The concert is over
    The music fades away
    The Man behind the organ
    has left the stage

    Rest in peace mr. Lord, my condolences to your family


  1023. I’m very very sad. You’ve been a great companion to me through the years. A real Highway Star. Rest in Peace.


  1024. Bedankt voor je geweldig bijdrage in de rockmuziek. De eerste rockband en de laatste waar ik van geniet. Ik blijf genieten van het orgelspel van John, geweldig.


  1025. Now You are the part of Eternity as your great music is, Thank you for all the new worlds you brought together. You are the greatest teacher and inspirer for so many generations. Surely we will miss your aristocratic and witty speeches, but your music will always fill the hearts on earth and souls in heaven.
    Goodbye Legend, Symbol, MAN & MUSICIAN.


  1026. “Living like a Jon Lord…….”
    You were an inspiration sir – the king of the Hammond.
    I’m not the only one who would never have been the same musician if it were not for your talents.
    Thank you.
    Your music and legacy will live forever.
    RIP


  1027. Thanks for all the great music! Rest in peace!


  1028. Rip Mr Lord


  1029. so sad to hear this bad news.
    hope you have the greatest hammond now to play and jam with the other guys which left to soon!!´

    rip


  1030. Good trip Jon, hammond’s organ never sound again. I’m so sad. Thanks for your work you gave as all.


  1031. Dear Jon Thanks a lot for this great music over the last 44 years
    You are the one and only LORD of HAMMOND R.I.P. and my deepest condolences to his family


  1032. Fuerza para su familia. Un aplauso por la persona, obra y música que ofreció al mundo. ¡Maestro!


  1033. Forever in my mind, forever in my heart. goodbye JON!


  1034. Jon Lord R.I.P. Gone but never ever forgotton, thank you for the memories.


  1035. What a loss for the world of music. I will never forget your concert with Purple in Stuttgart in 1993. R.I.P.


  1036. I will miss you and your playing the Hammond.I will never forget you.
    Thank you for your music
    Martin


  1037. Jon, Thank you for the laughter in the Stag & Huntsman snug and the music through the years. xxx


  1038. It was an honour to have met Jon several times through my involvement with Nick Blagona, via Ian Gillan. Jon was a great recconteur, a gentlemen and a superior talent. Our sincere condolences got to his family and close friends.

    Respectfully Mary-Jane Russell and Nick Blagona


  1039. very sad to loose one of the graetest keyboardplayer in the world R.i.p Jon Lord


  1040. …..I can´t express in my pain in words….one of the saddest days in my life………………..
    from Uruguay, Gabriel.


  1041. Jon thank you for all the great years of music. I had the privledge to meet you In Providence R I in 1984. You were a true gentleman to me! I’m So sad today . Deep Purple is and will always be my favorite band! R.I.P.

    Ken serio USA


  1042. So sad to hear about Jon Lord. I was only born in 1970 but was brought up listening to your music . Thankyou for all the pleasure your music has always brought me. You may be gone but you will always live on through your music and in the hearts of your fans. rest in Peace gentleman Jon,


  1043. Tack för all underbar musik, vi glömmer dig aldrig.
    En generation har förlorat en legend


  1044. R.I.P. Jon


  1045. You and Ritchie were always magic. Jon, I will miss you for the rest of my life.


  1046. So so sad, such a great loss to the World of music. R.I.P. dear Jon Lord and thanks for all wonderful music you’ve given us. My personal favourite “Need your love so bad” will always be fondly remembered. /Birgitta in Sweden.


  1047. Argentina’s rock lovers, love Deep Purple


  1048. The very first thing of him and DP I heard (in 1970) was the glorious start of “Speed King” on “DP in Rock” when I was 10. That formed my musical senses to quite an extent, and I was a fan ever since. To me, he was simply the good guy in DP, and a fabulous musician there and also when solo. – If there’s another world, I truly hope I’ll meet him there sometime in the future and say: Thanks, Jon.


  1049. Prayers for his family and friends. Jon, you taught me many things about Hammond organ and again piano.. Your orchestral and classical, gave us a glmpse at the heart of a kind and gentle man..


  1050. Descanse en paz maestro
    RIP in peace maestro


  1051. Ciao John.
    La copertina dorata di – made in japan- spicca tra le file di “dischi” in milioni di case.
    Grazie.


  1052. Dear Maestro, teach the angels how to play music so that place will become a real heaven… wait for me to join your endless concert in future. Good bye my friend.


  1053. Jon once said there was really no precedent for organ play in a hard rock band. He was a pioneer, a huge talent and, by all reports, a great guy. RIP Jon.


  1054. I will miss you dear Jon.


  1055. It’s a great loss for all of us. Thank you for your music which still gives me great emotions every day. Mr. Lord, you live within your music. May your soul rest in Peace.


  1056. Lost my father last Autumn, I know what it’s like, my condolences to the family, great man, great music. Everything’s well now…. Nina from Finland


  1057. Dear Jon,

    You changed my life forever, your music made me what i am today and dragged me thru some thoug times.
    I will never forget you, and the music you shared with al of us will stay forever.
    Thank you dear Jon for everything.
    And good luck playing that great gig up there in the sky!!

    God Bless you Jon, God Bless you!


  1058. So sorry to hear this. one of my old heroes

    R.I.P Jon


  1059. Um Monstro do Rock que se vai….Brasileiros estão tristes pela morte de Jon Lord…Que Deus ilumine sua passagem Jon Lord
    Fique em paz!!!


  1060. R.I.P JOHN,never forget you.


  1061. R.I.P Dear jon
    thank you so much for all this years of great music
    love from israel
    Arik


  1062. We are very very sad. We loved you and we will ever love you and your music. I will never forget when I met you in Kiel before a DP-concert and we talked a little while. What a Gentleman! And full of fun! Our condelences to his family! Wolfgang from the near of Kiel, Germany.


  1063. Es ist eine Ferne,
    die war, von der wir kommen.
    Es ist eine Ferne,
    die sein wird, zu der wir gehen.

    – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe -


  1064. This is so very sad and depressing; my heart goes out to his loved ones. Jon was an amazing musician, absolutely my favourite keyboard player, and to see him play live was a thrill. I am so very glad I flew to England in 2002 to see his final concerts with Deep Purple. I met him backstage and was able to thank him personally and give him a hug. Thank you my friend for everything. You are already missed.


  1065. Addio Grande Jon


  1066. Rest in peace mighty Jon Lord <3
    thank you for your musicianship


  1067. Play for the angels. Thank you for a lifetime of great music.


  1068. Worst news. My deepest condolences to Jon’s family.


  1069. Tak Jon, du var en fantastisk musiker og et meget sympatisk menneske.


  1070. Deep Purple, smoke on the water, now smoke in heaven. Jon Lord thanks. RIP.


  1071. Our hearts are heavier today – Thank you Jon for your music over the years. You will be missed by many. Our condolences to your family.


  1072. Fom Spain… in Lord we trust. Tank you for everthing you have given us…. Forever Jon Lord


  1073. John was not only a part of Deep Purple he was Deep Purple he now heads through the doors of the house of blue light it is with a heavy heart the news i hear of today R.I.P You will be missed


  1074. Your music will live forever! You’ll always be in our hearts! Rest in peace, Maestro! Thank you for the amazing music!!!


  1075. I wasn’t aware of the fact that he was sick. I was just checking out yesterday the nice things he said about Ronnie James Dio when he lost his battle. Jon Lord was a class act and the best heavy metal keyboardist of all time. Prayers to his family and former bandmates and friends. God speed.


  1076. And as we wind on down the road
    Our shadows taller than our soul.
    There walks a lady we all know
    Who shines white light and wants to show
    How everything still turns to gold.
    And if you listen very hard
    The tune will come to you at last.
    When all are one and one is all
    To be a rock and not to roll.

    (a part of song
    Stairway To Heaven – Led Zeppelin)

    Your life and your amazing music was Stairway To Heaven. Thank you for all, Jon! R. I. P.


  1077. The best musician ever, nobody played a Hammond like him, nobody mixted rock and clasical music like Jon Lord. RIP . The best is dead. Thank you


  1078. You gave us all, now Lord will welcome you.


  1079. Your Hammond echoes for eternity great Jon!


  1080. Thank You, Maestro, for endless inspiration!! Many blessings to Jon´s family!!


  1081. You were part of the soundtrack off my life until now, and still are.
    Oh! Lord … Thank you!
    R.I.P

    Peter
    Denmark


  1082. Thank you for your music and your humility, Jon. I will miss you immensely. The world lost a Great Musician and a True Gentleman. Sincere condolences and best wishes to the family…


  1083. I was lucky of being twice in a Deep Purple concert (nov. ’94 & sep 2000), here at Mexico City, and listen to Jon’s performance, he was an outstanding musician…
    A great loss for all the music community…
    My sympathies to your family, Jon, wherever you are. You will live forever in our minds…
    Requiescat In Pace… :'(


  1084. You are my “spiritus rector”. I’ll never forget you.


  1085. It’s a sad day. thanks for the music. My thinkings go to his family and friends.
    Maurice from Belgium


  1086. REST IN PEACE Jon, THANKS FOR YOUR INVALUABLE CONTRIBUTION TO THE WORLD OF MUSIC


  1087. Thank you for the music-Rest in peace Jon.


  1088. Farewell Mr. Lord. Your music has been a huge part of my life since I was 4 years old. No words can adequately express the joy your music has brought to me the last 40 years. I’m glad I got to see you in Dublin in 2010, it was one of the best concerts I’ve been to, and more so because it was just about the music. Sleep well dear sir!


  1089. rest in peace


  1090. Thank you for all your musical creations, in their many and varied forms and for bringing such great joy to those who appreciate what you created.


  1091. tks jon for all those years of great music, we love u


  1092. Vila i frid Jon Lord, må dina toner eka för evigt.


  1093. A pioneer in both classical music and Hard Rock. Jon Lord and Ian Paice was the people who keep Deep Purple legacy alive in many years with many substitutions.


  1094. Farewell maestro
    Thanks for all the great moments and all musical experiences
    You were the most unique and pioneering personality in the history of rock, the one that opened the doors for all keaybord players around the world.
    You will always be loved and never forgotten


  1095. R.I.P. My sweet Lord :(


  1096. Dear Jon!

    You was not our lover
    You was not our friend
    But You gave us
    A lot to remember!

    Last greetings from Austria


  1097. He just joined Mr. Hammond for a special Heaven’s suite… Rest in peace, Mr. Jon.
    Pietro NIgro
    Naples, Italy


  1098. i grew up from age 11 (1975) with Made in Japan as the soundtrack, played “Smoke” with my first garage band (wished we had an organist like you!). Saw the Mk II reunion tour Meadowlands NJ spring 1985…I don’t have words, it’s like I lost a family member.


  1099. Sad day. My hero of music is gone. I hope you will find the light Jon!


  1100. So sad to hear the news today…a true musical talent…cannot forget Knebworth in 85, both nights of the Concerto at the Albert Hall in 99 not forgetting an evening in Edinburgh with Stevensons college students playing the Concerto and a wonderful evening in Trondheim Norway 2010…..wonderful memories……RIP Jon


  1101. Bye… my favorite musician… your Hammond will be with us forever…

    Aleksei, Russia


  1102. I am so sorry to hear this news. It is so sad. I have loved Jon’s music for 40 years. But even though he’s gone now, his music will continue to bring pleasure to all of his many fans for a long time to come. We love you, Jon.


  1103. RIP Jon. You gave us a lot of great music and did it with class and style!

    Marc Doan


  1104. Anielski orszak niech Twą duszę przyjmie!
    Requiescat in pace.
    +++


  1105. Rest in peace Jon.


  1106. RIP


  1107. First the family I feel your loss as tears roll down. Jon was at his best even at the worst of times. I fell in love with Purple the first time I heard the song No No No on the FM radio. I saw them in concert in Duluth Mn in 1972 and were the loudest band in the world. My ears rang for three days. And I loved every minute of it.
    Thanks Jon I guess God needed someone to play the organ on Sunday. I will miss you and now IT will never happen again.


  1108. One of the Best Keyboardist, Composer and Musician ever. My main inspiration and my hero. I will not forget you and your music will live for remember.

    Rest In Peace at Heaven…


  1109. Good Bye Jon… Good bye and thanks for all…


  1110. Rest In Peace Mr. Lord.


  1111. Farewell To A Gentleman.

    Jon has left us now but his music and inspiration will live forever.
    I am deeply saddened by his departure.

    Keith Emerson.


  1112. From the Whitesnake songbook

    “Until we meet again, we wish you well”

    Thanks for all the wonderful memories you have left us, rest in piece, gone but never forgotten


  1113. Totally gutted, a true gent and musical maestro.


  1114. I have no words. This is so sad. A wonderfull person and the best keyboard player EVER has left us, but the memories and your music -both rock and classical – will be with us forever.
    You should looong time ago have been given the title SIR Jon Lord. You more than most people deserved it.


  1115. Rest in peace, Jon. You will never be forgotten.


  1116. In Rock! Machine Head! Made in Japan!
    Thank you,
    Willy


  1117. Jon Lord will be missed. My thoughts and prayers to his family and friends. To me it ws Jon that put Purple way above Zeppelin in musicianship. I was sucha Lord fanatic that when the video for Call of the Wild was made, I stopped it to see what book Jon was reading in his small moment and went out and got it (It was The Cider House Rules).RIP Maestro. You will be missed!


  1118. goodbye jon , a true musical legend who really rocked that organ like no other !


  1119. Збогом Сър Джон!!!
    Ще си завинаги в сърцата ни!


  1120. I have no words… Thank you Mr. Lord, for your wonderful music and amazing organ solos. You are no dead because your music will be here with us forever, and you will be living in our hearts and minds everytime we hear to your recordings, and enjoying your compositions and organ improvisations. You will be missed!


  1121. Thank you for your beautiful music. You will live on in our memories. Rest in peace Jon. God bless you!


  1122. Obrigado Jon por ter existido e sido parte feliz da minha vida!!!!!!! Que o Grande Arquiteto do Universo ti receba em paz.


  1123. We’ve lost a huge musician – no one like him, never will be. Glad I got to see you live with Purple.

    Art from Armenia


  1124. not good at doing this, actually never have done so, but I do want to share my emotions on this. This is all just so sad. Such a great man, such an aura, such talent. May you rest in peace Jon. Thoughts go out to your family as well for dealing with this immense loss.


  1125. dear Jon..you and your music will remain in our souls forever..RIP brother…we will miss you…


  1126. RIP Jon. Thank you for changing my life way back in the 70’s.


  1127. Rest in peace Jon. Your music will live forever.


  1128. Thank you for the music you made for us.


  1129. What a loss! I’ve been in love with his music for forty years, and will always be. Truly one of the eternal geniuses of Music. R.I.P., and may your music last forever.


  1130. I’m so sad!!! A poet and a pilgrim – now dead and gone. But your music will live forever. Thank you for many wonderful moments!


  1131. From Guatemala, Centralamerica, just to let the family know Jon’s music was everywhere… a lot of DP fans are here too, in this 3rd world piece of land… and Jon was here with us… he is with us.


  1132. Very sad news. Rest in Peace, Jon. I will never forget the moment I listened to “Made in Japan” for the first time. I was 13 and your music blew me away. And I am glad and proud that I’ve seen Jon Lord several times on stage since then. Thank you for the music.


  1133. Today we’re all a little lonelier


  1134. A sad loss to the music industry.


  1135. Hoy es un día triste en la tierra. Descanse en paz Maestro y Genio, que ilumina mi vida con su música desde la adolescencia.-
    Norberto. Argentina.-


  1136. Sad news indeed. The Hard Rock god and legend who started the movement in the late 60’s and inspired a whole world of musicians.
    R.I.P Mr Jon Lord. Child In Time


  1137. I had the pleasure to meet Jon on the 1982 Whitesnake tour in Birmingham England. He was a true gentleman and took tim eout from a busy day to chat for a while and sign my copy of Saints and Sinners the then current release.

    He will be truely missed but never forgotten. RIP Jon


  1138. R.I.P Mr. Lord !
    Thamk you for being part of my musical life since my tem’s up to my 50’s.
    Codoleances to your family and close friends.


  1139. Deep Purple in Rock was a beacon of light in my darkest boarding school days. Thanks for that Jon.
    Paul Smith
    Principal
    West London College


  1140. Riposa in pace grande maestro…signore incontrastato della tastiera…. Un pezzo di gioventu’ se n’e’ andato…..rimarra’ per sempre la sua arte e la sua classe.


  1141. Jon you are a true legend. Goodbye fella.


  1142. Adios jon…. adios maestro de todos… gracias por tanto…


  1143. Jon Lord is one of the key people in my life as a musician.
    The first time I heard ‘Hard Lovin Man’, that screaming organ and atonal melody, wow. Not only is Jon an inspiration as a player, but as a person. He proved that rock musicians don’t have to be egotistical, arrogant, and out of control. He gives us a better reputation.

    A truly gifted man. A gentle giant.

    I am a full time musician, guitar player today, in great part because of the music of this man. If only I had the guts to have told him that.


  1144. Some say that dreams come true-my dream was to see You live in concert one day…R.I.P. Mr. Lord:(


  1145. I’m glad I was one of the many who saw him performing a couple of times with Deep Purple. I wish the band, his family and friends lots of strengths by coping the loss of this great orchestral performer. May he rest in Peace.


  1146. Thank you Mr. Lord for all the fantastic music you created for all of us.
    Rest in Peace


  1147. Can’t stop thinking about Jon today….we have lost so many, first it was drugs and alcohol now we have this enemy called Cancer attacking us, I do know of a cure, Cancercare.com check it out, you can talk to them……Jon will always be kept in my heart because MUSIC is my life and his music was there in the beginning..REST PEACEFULLY JON


  1148. There sure is a Hammond organ in heaven and the angels are already rocking


  1149. Jon you were the best! Thanks for all the years of great music. You will never be forgotten. I remember buying Hush as a single when I was 10 and have collected everything since. I’m so glad I got to see you so many times with Deep Purple and a few times with Whitesnake. There will never be another Jon Lord.


  1150. Dear Jon, you teached me music 35 years ago. You and DP and all your fantastic classic things.
    Thank you for your music, I will miss you


  1151. Just after settling on a date with friends for an evening to honour your life and works, I find out that I have been wearing your T-shirt all day, ever since early this morning! I’ve been walking around with your name written over my body, while you were changing the temporary with the eternal! I’m going to have another glass of wine on you! Cheers, Jon! See you upstairs! You’re my panda-bear (rare but valuable)!

    Love!

    Arjan


  1152. What sad news. So many good musical memories. Remember meeting Jon and the rest of the Purple one night of jamming with Silverhead at Revolution in Copenhagen in the seventies. Jon sat me on a bar stool and offered me a gold Tuborg. I was 17 at the time. Imagine how proud I was drinkink with them this close. Thanks Jon.. Rest in peace, you will never be forgotten.


  1153. I only can say THANK YOU for all the great times and joy I had, I have and I know I will have listening to your music. Condolences to family and friends from a portuguese fan. May you R.I.P. my Lord


  1154. No words can describe the emptiness in my heart.


  1155. I’m very sad…
    Rest in Peace, Jon.
    Thank you very much


  1156. Thank you for such wonderful music and driving passion. One of the greatest artists of our time.


  1157. Sadly you are no longer among us, but your music will prevail. I salute you!
    Jo-Daniel,, Norway


  1158. RIP
    Thanks for the Music

    My condolences to all Jon’s family & Friends


  1159. DEAR JON
    Thank You for your INSPIRATION
    Bless and Love
    ANYA


  1160. goodbye and memories forever


  1161. Very sad RIP Genius Jon, your work will never be forgotten!


  1162. Farewell dear Jon. Your divine music will never be forgotten because it is and always will be the reason for living.


  1163. The Lord Is Gone. The Hammond is Silent. The world seems a little smaller now. RIP JON.


  1164. Rest In Peace – mr. Jon Lord, The Master in Time.
    Unbelievely missed already, never forgotten… :-/
    There will be no one to fill in your place in rock’n’roll history.
    Condolences to your family and bandmates.
    Yours sincerely // Mikk.


  1165. It hasn’t really sunken in yet, but Rest In Peace, Mr. Lord. Thank you for all the years of fantastic music.


  1166. So sad day!
    La tua musica resterà oltre il tempo e ti porterà nei cuori di chi l’ascolterà.
    Thanks Jon.


  1167. One my all-time musical heroes has passed away. It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Jon Lord, who suffered a fatal pulmonary embolism today, Monday 16th July at the London Clinic, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Jon was surrounded by his loving family.Jon Lord, the legendary keyboard player with Deep Purple co-wrote many of the bands legendary songs including Smoke On The Water and played with many bands and musicians throughout his career.


  1168. All I can say is God,s band just got one hell of a key board player.

    Will miss you Jon…. Chopper


  1169. thanks for everything dear Jon. No words will ever explain what your music has ment to me. Rest in peace up above, you will NEVER be forgotten


  1170. Mr Jon Lord may you Rest In Peace Sir.You are the reason myself and many others were drawn to the Keyboards as our instrument.You will be forever remembered by us.Prayers to the Family.You will live forever in our Hearts…


  1171. With Jon really startet everything for me musically. From the very first notes I heard him play – which is unique – I fell in love with his tone and playing. From the many interviews done with him which I saw, heard or read I found out that he was a very charming, nice, down to earth, straight forward and honest guy. So not only that he was one of the greatest musicians ever, he was really likeable at the same time. At first I couldn’t believe that he’s gone, now I’m shocked and very sad. What a lost! My condolences go out to his family! Jon, I hope you are fine, wherever you are!


  1172. Thank you, Jonathan

    Bist du bei mir, geh’ ich mit Freuden zum Sterben und zu meiner Ruh’.

    Ach, wie vergnügt wär so mein Ende, es drückten deine schönen

    Hände mir die getreuen Augen zu.


  1173. A sad day. Condolences to your family. Heaven just got a new lead organist. Thanks for the music and the memories.


  1174. Thanks Jon for all the years!


  1175. Dear Jon, big Jon, Maestro Jon, let angels know how easy is to heavenly play an Hammond.

    Paolo.


  1176. Thank you for all the happiness you brought into my life Jon, you will NEVER forgotten. Its so rare to see such a fantastic musician and such a fantastic person in the same individual. Rest in peace my friend =(


  1177. Thank you for the music. R.I.P.
    Keith Bauknecht aka Charlie Baker


  1178. Thank’s for the music. R.I.P. Jon


  1179. From” Darkness to Light” our Legend Jon Lord…forever you will live on, deepest love to your family and friends and all of us your life long followers, the keys will keep playing….. R.I.P. x


  1180. R.I.P., Jon. You had such a great influence on me, not only musically, but also in the way you talked and expressed yourself – or the way you dealt with difficult people and situations. I am really glad to have personally met you back in 87.


  1181. Jon sei stato piu caro e amabile di un padre senza averti conosciuto, la tua arte musicale , il tuo sound, i tuoi accordi, il tuo HAMMOND…mi han fatto sognare sempre , e come sempre sara’ ancora….arrivederci JON perche geni e mostri sacri come te, non finiscono qui e a te un posto di eccellenza il buon DIO te lo ha riservato senza alcun dubbio!!! SARAI sempre nei nostri cuori , e stereo FOR EVER! Stefano (italy)


  1182. Jon Oliva (Savatage) once wrote: ” Still the orchestra plays. On a dark and lonely night. To a distant fading light.” The orchestra will always play for you Maestro Jon.


  1183. Lord! Why Jon?


  1184. Thanks for your great music – not least your tight solos. R.I.P.
    Sebastian, Copenhagen


  1185. Please excuse any typos. It’s hard to see with the tears and it’s hard to lift my arms with a heart that now weighs a ton. RIP, Jon. Condolences to Vicki, Sara, Amy and the rest of the family, friends, and fans.


  1186. So much thanks for your Lifework.


  1187. Each time I hear your “sound”: goose bumps. That’s what it is. That’s what it will be.


  1188. You made me listen to music, really listen to music. So glad I’ve seen you perform live. I’m glad we still have the music, I’m sad we’ve lost the man behind it. Thanks you for the music.


  1189. Rest in peace, Jon. Thank you for your music and your kindness. See you on the other side.


  1190. Tack för allt, JL !!!


  1191. Thank u Jon and RIP


  1192. Your music accompanied my life. Your are the Godfather of the rock organ. Thank you for your music and R.I.P.


  1193. So sad to hear the news what a great man with whom I shared a birthday . Til we meet again


  1194. Rest in peace John. /Perka


  1195. I am an old Jon’s fan from Poland. Yes, I said “Jon’s fan”.
    Why? Because I know that Deep Purple without him wasn’t that like could be. In my opinion he was a frontman od DP. And thanks of Jon, I love DP.
    Anyway, I think, Jon Lord was the best keyboarder in rock music ever.
    Rest in Peace, Jon…. RESPECT!


  1196. A very sad day. RIP.


  1197. Your music was the soundtrack of my youth – thank you!


  1198. Sed terra tibi leves.
    I owe you so much memories. I’ll keep the good ones and I’ll never forget.
    eva


  1199. He was a legend and he always will be…Rest in peace, Jon.


  1200. Descanse en paz, from spain


  1201. From Venezuela, I´m very sad .. you are (not were) a real Lord. RIP and thanks for all that you give us. You´re light for ever and ever .. Long Live JON!!!!


  1202. Thanks for all the visceral little moments you gave to the world, Jon, and for providing the music to my adolescent years as well as much of my adult life. I will never forget you. May you fare well and rest in peace.


  1203. Grazie Unico Mitico Grande Jon!


  1204. Lieber Jon,
    mit Deiner Musik bin ich groß geworden und war ein großer Fan von Dir und Deep Purple. Ich bin in Trauer um Dich… Du und Deine Musik werden immer in meinem Herzen sein.


  1205. R.I.P. dear Jon.
    thank you for the brilliant musiic all over the years. Your music will never die.
    my condolance to Jon’s family and closed friends.
    I am glad to be a fam who met him personaly.
    thsnks Jon we will never forget you….


  1206. Solo un Genio poteva creare “The biest” Grazie Jon per quel suono inimitabile.


  1207. A very sad day for the music industry, he was THE best.


  1208. requiescat in pace, and thanks for the music


  1209. Dios le bendiga su alma…


  1210. Jon, gracias, dejaste una huella imborrable en nuestras vidas, ahora continua componiendo en el cielo.


  1211. This is sad news. My thoughts go to the family. Rest in peace, Mr. Lord.


  1212. Dear Jon, thank you for about 40 years of wonderful and super great music. I am very thankful that I got the chance to see you live on stage 12 years ago in Cologne. Your solo in “Woman from Tokyo” will always remember me of you. I will miss you. My condolences to your family. Rest in peace great Lord.


  1213. Goodbye Jon! Fantastic musician…


  1214. I bought a black guitar for myself today, cause my old one was broken. And the first piece of music I played on it was Child In Time. My friend asked me how I decide what I’m going to play and I said something, but the true is that I just love this song, it will always be my favorite. And then I read the news. R.I.P.


  1215. R.I.P Jon a lovely man and brilliant musician Leicester has lost one of its greatest sons My deepest condolences to all of Jon’s family and friends xx


  1216. Eternamente granto por seu trabalho
    Valeu Jon…
    :[


  1217. There is probably not one guitarist who in their teens eagerly taught him/herself Smoke On The Water as their first riff on their first electric guitar, and Jon Lord was one of the writer(s) of this particular song.
    R.I.P. Jon Lord. Thank you for the music.


  1218. Jon and Purple were like friends…from the time I was 14 in the early seventies…It’s a terrible loss…part of us all goes with him to heaven…David.


  1219. Can we have everything louder than everything else ?.

    R.I.P Jon


  1220. RIP Mr. Lord! Such sad news. I grew up listening to your music and many generations to come will surely do the same.


  1221. How very very sad. I hoped so much everything would turn out well.I am crying. Followed Jons career for almost 40 years. Glad I have a lot of good memories to look back on. Jon was a very kind man to his fans. I will never stop listening to his wonderfull music.

    Birgitte from Copenhagen


  1222. Thank you, Jon for all the pleasure you gave. My life was enriched by you and your Hammond.
    RIP


  1223. Grazie, grazie per tutto quel che di tuo è diventato nostro, grazie per aver donato attraverso la musica, cosa che è arrivata dritta al nostro cuore. Grazie Jon non sono credente e ti auguro un buon viaggio come quelli che tu mi hai regalato accompagnando viaggi kilometrici con canzoni e musiche, con affetto e rispetto a te ed i tuoi familiari che restano con noi Alfred Michael Manschiebel


  1224. A sad day, i love Deep Purples music and Jon will live on in that, keep playing that key board in heaven Jon


  1225. God Bless your Soul Maestro.. Your music will live forever in our hearts.. .Farewell my friend !


  1226. words cannot describe how i feel hearing this news. part of my musical inspiration has gone. my life will be better for having met him. Rest In Peace maestro


  1227. I simply loved this wonderful man and his music. R.I.P. Jon


  1228. Off you go Jon, into Forevermore…we will miss you, but we will remember you, always. Thanks for the wonder you gave .


  1229. What a sad night! What sad news! ‘Deep Purple in Rock’ was the very first rock record I ever owned. I was 11 then. The organ and keyboard sound and the art of composition of Jon Lord is and will remain eternal!
    He was one of the very best! But we will miss you, we really will!
    REST IN PEACE JON! I will never forget you!


  1230. Mach’s gut, Jon! Mir fehlen die Worte…


  1231. Es una triste noticia. Fallecio una leyenda querida por muchos musicos y por sus fans, entre los que me incluyo. Desde Cali (Colombia) mis mas sinceras condolencias. It´s a sad new. Long live Jon.


  1232. sikiym böyle hayatı herkes ölüyor..


  1233. Thanks for the music Jon !!


  1234. Rest in Peace Jon. You will be greatly missed and your life will be celebrated.


  1235. Thanks for your spirit and kindness. Una persona que convirtió este mundo en algo mucho más bello, indescriptible con palabras. Gracias, Jon, desde España también. Daniel.


  1236. This is so sad… I admired You from the first day I saw You…Whitesnake Monsters Of Rock 1983 on VHS…I was 8…You were, still are and will be my Hero…thank You Jon for your music…for being a true Gentleman…for everything…Rest In Peace!


  1237. A ledgend has gone he will be missed ….Rest in peace jon


  1238. A sad day today. R.I.P. Jon and thank you for the countless hours of pleasure your music has given, thank you for for being an inspiration and turning me on to music in a way that will never be forgotten….
    Farewell from a fellow musician, a mere bass player.


  1239. Thank you Jon. You will never be forgotten!
    Thanks for all the emotions and thrills you and your music gave me and are still giving!
    It is a sad night… tears in my eyes… the music-world will never be the same again. What a loss!
    R.I.P. dear Jon!

    Riccardo Fardo – Zurich Switzerland


  1240. Thank you, sir. May you play your music to god and the heavens above. One day I will follow you and rejoin the crowd of listeners.


  1241. From Slovenia: I and my friends grew up with your music… So sorry to hear these bad news… You will live forever in our hearts…


  1242. The world of rock has lost another legend and friend..R.I.P. Jon and thank you for so many great years of memories and music


  1243. I am very sad to hear the news from Jon. He ( and DP) gave me joy and streght starting in 1969. My deepest sympathy to his family and friends.
    Thanks Jon from a great fan from Holland
    RIP


  1244. Möge die Straße uns zusammenführen …bis wir uns wiedersehen hoffe ich, dass Gott Dich nicht verlässt… er halte Dich in seinen Händen .. doch drücke seine Faust Dich nicht zu fest….

    Jon, in my heart you will be the most important musician forever.
    As a gemini I know what diversity really means. You learnt me that music is a cosmos at it´s own… and far more than different styles as jazz, rhythm and blues, rock`n roll or classical music…

    My deeply condolence to your wife, your daughters your family, friends… I will keep you and your music- your charisma
    up in my memories


  1245. Diese Meldung macht mich sehr traurig. Danke für die Musik. Sie wird mich immer an dich erinnern.


  1246. Descansa en Paz rey del Hammond Organ!!!!!


  1247. It was in 1985 at the age of 15 when I first saw Jon with Deep Purple live on stage. He was not only an outstanding musician, but also one of the most likeable guy in R&R business.
    Markus, Munich/Germany


  1248. THANK YOU JON, thank you for your music, your inspiration..the emotion when I got “shades” and from then from all your records, the excitement when I learned your solo on “lalena”, “Hush”, note for note, the surprise when I saw the record of the “concerto”… rock was progressing,
    my Heartbeat when I talked with you and when you appreciated my music..thank you, thank you from the “deep” in my heart, thank you to a real LORD in Rock, blues, classical and more!! Tonight I’ve cried..but.your music, your emotion, your beingness will last, will last forever!
    Beppe Crovella
    http://www.facebook.com/beppeCrovella


  1249. I am crying!Why?I do not in bealive it!Your music is forever!


  1250. With saddenes in my heart I took notice of the message of Jon’s passing. I want to write more but can’t find the right words. The memory remains and excellent memories they are.
    Be the conductor of the orchestra in heaven. Be the composer of the music up there. Jon rest in peace. Cheers mate. We will meet again


  1251. R.I.P. Mr. Lord- you was the best Keyboarder- you was a sweet child in Time !
    See you later!
    Burkhard from Germany


  1252. Thank for all the years you have given us. I am 51 and I fell in love with Deep Purple way back as a 17-year old.


  1253. My biggest musical inspiration of all times!
    This is truly a sad day!
    My condolances to all near and dear to Jon!
    Rest In Peace!


  1254. Until today, I hoped you would win the battle against cancer, Jon. So sad to learn this was not to be. The world has been bereft a great gentleman, a wonderful composer, and a unique musician. I’m forever grateful I had the chance to meet you a few times, and I’m saddened thinking all about the beautiful music you never got the chance to realize. This was way too early. This was unfair. Thanks for everything, Jon.


  1255. A very sad day – thank you Jon for 40+ years of music. Sorry you didn’t have more time with us all.


  1256. Mr.Jon Lord ,the gentleman and the pure genius of rock music.I shall remember him fondly as an amazing musician and true gent RIP Mr. Lord


  1257. Un grand monsieur nous a quitté… quelle immense tristesse.
    Jon, mille merci pour votre oeuvre, pour les souvenirs de musiques et concerts de la grande famille de Deep Purple que j’ai découvert et suivi depuis 1972, pour votre carrière solo avec le grand bonheur d’avoir pu vous revoir une ultime fois au concert à Mulhouse…
    Votre musique m’accompagnera toujours
    Toutes mes pensées pour votre famille
    R.I.P.


  1258. A sad day for music lovers around the world.


  1259. Thank you for the music. Thank you for inspiration. Your music would never die. Rest in peace.


  1260. Thanks for all your wonderful music Maestro Jon. I will never forget your inspiring music. Rest in peace. Now God has the best organ player.


  1261. Now you are in the best place…


  1262. My band, The Brandos, opened for Deep Purple in a medieval monastery in Germany in 1999, and they were some of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet, very kind and encouraging to us. Jon Lord, one of my heros, played brilliantly – as always – and was a soft-spoken gentlemen. Let us all honor his memory…


  1263. One man, one keyboard. Thank you Jon for your Hammond.


  1264. “ti maledico, non imparerai mai!
    quando me ne andrò non tornerò mai più”..thanks Jon..r.i.p.


  1265. Thank you Jon for this great sound,
    we see us all in the future…


  1266. Rest in Peace, Mr Lord. Thank you for all the joy you brought to me with your music. Whether it was the Hammond or the Grand Piano, I enjoyed every second of your fingers touching the keys. God bless you!!!


  1267. Jon your music, make my life much happy, you help me to find the meaning of life in love for the music. Thank You very much Jon!!!


  1268. A piece of my youth was torn out of my heart today – seldom had I real tears in my eyes when a musician went away – today they are in my eyes. All the best to you in the light, Jon.


  1269. Love is All!
    Miss you forever Maestro.


  1270. TODAY A BIG PIECE OF ME ALSO HAVE DIED THAT MY HEART NEVER EVER WILL BE ABLE TO REPAIR. JON WAS NOT ONLY A MUSICIAN BEYOND COMPARISON. SINCE I’VE MET HIM AT NUMEROUS OCCASIONS I ALSO LEARNT TO KNOW A PERSON WITH A BIGGER HEART THAN MOST OTHER PERSONS. I AM SO SO SAD…


  1271. I never got the chance to see him live, but still enjoy his music, his keyboard solos and his immense musicianship. Rest in peace, key master.


  1272. I am so saddened to hear of Jons passing. I had the great pleasure of seeing the man perform live and he made the earth move with that trademark sound of his. A true legend has now left us. Thank you for all you gave. RIP Jon. Tell Ronnie D. Tommy Bolin. Tony Ashton that we all miss them. God has assembled some band now. Sleep tight Jon


  1273. R.I.P Jon… So sad. I’ll always cherich listening to your music. What a great musician…


  1274. Farewell my friend spent many time at your gigs with Purple ,Whitesnake and also a couple lf solo gigs along with the hours of listening to recordings RIP


  1275. Apart from the love of my family and friends, Jon’s music has given me more pleasure than anything else in my life. I am truly saddened to hear of his passing. My memories fly back to Knebworth when I first saw my heroes on stage. I had tears in my eyes that night and again when Jon said farewell at Deep Purple’s concert in Plymouth. Tonight there are more tears. I hope that Jon’s family find comfort in the outpouring of love and affection from his admirers from around the world.


  1276. A very sad day indeed. The loss of a true gentleman. Rest In Peace Jon, you will be sadly missed. You have enriched my life for the past 40 years.


  1277. Toutes mes condoléances à sa famille et à ses proches .
    All my condolences to his family and friends. R.I.P John Lord ….


  1278. RIP Jon, my deepest condolences to his family and friends. You were a maestro of the Hammond Organ and my mentor for life. I saw Deep Purple live at the Hullabaloo Club in Hollywood in 1968. Jon you are the”Perfect Sranger” and my favorite rocksong of all time.God bless you Sir and thank you for the music, I will miss you always


  1279. Words cannot express the loss the world has endured today. From not only a musician standpoint, but from a human being standpoint, this man was a giant. Jon will forever be remembered and honoured as the one of the greatest in both of these categories to have ever lived. Sending prayers of peace and comfort to the family and all of his loved ones, which is pretty much everyone who ever knew him.

    Cheers mate.

    Mac


  1280. Thank for all your talent and music that give us during all your life… we’ll miss you Jon, the best keyboard player in the entire world… R.I.P. master, from Santiago, Chile


  1281. Dear Jon,
    Thank you so much for a lifetime of musical masterpieces. It is such a sad moment in time to learn of this great loss. Your music will live forever, as will the memories of your performances. Rest in Peace.
    Geoff Brand


  1282. This is devastating news. Immensely sad to have to lose a musician I have admired for many years. Jon and Deep Purple made me love and appreciate music in a way no other artist could ever do. Jon will be sadly missed. My thoughts go out to his family and his former bandmates. Rest in peace, Jon.
    Ben from The Netherlands


  1283. My Keyboard Master,
    You will be missed forever… Thanks for everything you have done. I don´t have words to express my sadness. You are and will always be my true hero and legend…
    Good bye, my friend! God bless you and your family…
    Long Live Jon Lord!


  1284. Thank you, RIP


  1285. R.I.P
    Suddenly there will be a Lord in heaven after all…..
    The world will be an emptier place without you…


  1286. Descansa en paz , el Smoke on the water formó, forma y formará parte de mi vida hasta que me muera, El rock and rool nunca morirá, nos vemos por alli maestro. Tu obra estará presente hasta el infinito.


  1287. Jon, you’ll be missing! You will never know just how much you inspired me, man! Rest in peace!


  1288. So so sad to hear this. So sad. Through your music, you have been a big part of my life… And will continue to be. Rest in peace, Jon.
    /pelo


  1289. The hero of my youth.
    54 and a fan from Germany. Headbanging, kissing, drinks, life….
    Dear Jon, R.I.P. We never forget!!

    Rainer from Neumünster


  1290. I am in shock. My heart feels very heavy since i heard the sad news this morning. My thoughts and prayers to his family. I feel like a part of his famliy actually. A family of Fans. God Bless.
    Scott W. in California


  1291. Rest in peace dear Jon !
    Your music will always stay in our hearts !
    You will never been forgotten – so you will live on for ever ………


  1292. Thank you Jon for brightening my life and in many ways been the inspirator and initiator for my own musical path.
    You will always be remembered!


  1293. Jon, so glad you’re at peace now. The evil cancer, is taking so many loved ones from us all and making those that get it suffer so much. Jon, you filled our lives with so much pleasure, with the most awesome music. Yes AWESOME! Many people say that, the expression awesome is tossed around so freely these days and yes, that is true, but you really were a truly awesome talent. One that can never be replaced. Thank you so much for all the classic music you shared with us and for being the biggest influence on my wife Rhonda’s playing. You will be greatly missed. Before I Forget stands up in my collection against anything else, as good if not better.
    RIP Jon, God Bless you for all you gave us. Thoughts and prayers are with your family. Alun Williams – Owner / Editor – Chambers of Rock


  1294. Jon Lord your music was falowing me wehn i was 16 eyers old in pice and fredam , god be with you

    Ismael Noori Afghanistan


  1295. Many thanx. You were a great musician, and an even greater person


  1296. God bless you.


  1297. Dear Jon,
    you’ve been a great inspiration for me.
    Sad, that I haven’t the chance to see you performing again.
    Thank you for the music…


  1298. Simply the best… the World lost one of your greatest talents…
    Some people should be imortal… Jon was one of them… Best wishes on your new Journey out of this material world…
    Keep rocking forever!!


  1299. Thank you dear Jon for your great music and for your kindly entity.
    You have reached the light. I am so sad but thankful for all the very good compositions you give us.
    My hearty condolence to your family.


  1300. My wife walked down the aisle at our wedding, to the organ playing Child in Time. Thanks.


  1301. Sad day for music…RIP Sir….and thanks for the years of enjoyment your music has provided.


  1302. Interviewing Jon was a pleasure. He was generous, intelligent, warm, and kind.
    I wonder if anybody could define or pinpoint who he really was musically speaking.


  1303. Dear Mr. Jon Lord’s Family and Friends. Please accept my condolences. I’m 28 years old and I’m from Russia. Mr. Lord has been my muse and favourite musician since I was 15. His Sound and music are part of my soul now and forever!!!! Every his visit to our country was a present and happiness for me and many of my friends. You must know that there are thousands of people in Russia who love him and appreciate all his talent, kindness, responsiveness, openness and diligence. With all love in our hearts we will pray for him and we hope this helps you in this moment and supports him wherever he is now. Thank God we knew him and will remember till we are alive and his songs are playing all over the world. Eternal memory, Mr. Lord!


  1304. lieber jon! deine aura wird immer in meinem herzen bleiben.


  1305. here be friends…
    here be heroes…
    here be sunshine…
    here be grey…
    here be life…
    here love lies bleeding…
    memories so hazy…
    and dreams that drove me crazy
    here be down…
    here be paradise…
    here be starbright…
    here be pain…
    here be smiles in eyes like rainbows…
    my father and my mother…
    my sisters and my brother –
    pictured within
    where there’re shadows ill met by moonlight…
    there are dragons I have slain…
    and here be bright eyes with hair so golden…
    sunrise and sunset and running free…
    and laughing at the rain
    here be home…
    here be travellin’…
    here be thunder…
    here be blue…
    and Sometimes heaven and thoughts of wonder…
    the Miracle of children…
    a poet and a pilgrim
    kith and kin – pictured within
    lose and win – pictured within

    Great memories and sounds, specially Liverpool 2010. RIP
    The music will always be with us


  1306. Thank you for the music! Rest in peace!
    Jukka from Finland


  1307. The cornerstone of purple’s sound, a great musician, was the focal point of whitesnake, which says something when you’ve got a frontman like coverdale, but I was always drawn to him. Huge presence and an awesome sound. Never to be forgotten.


  1308. ti ricorderemo per sempre come l’uomo che ha fatto cantare l’HAMMOND. Lasci un vuoto, pieno però delle tue note che saranno sempre con noi. Massimiliano dall’italia.
    Riposa in pace


  1309. The world lost a great musician by Jon Lord.
    Jon has impressed with his music and has accompanied my life.
    I will retain fond memories of Jon.
    My condolences to his family and friends


  1310. I’m a huge fan since the early days and the music you gave us is engraved in rock, in my mind and in my soul.
    Thanks my friend, you will never be forgotten.

    Rest in peace Jon…

    Rinus
    The Netherlands.


  1311. Jon Lord was THE MAN! Whether classical runs on the organ or down and dirty honky tonk piano, he could do it ALL!
    God speed Jon, time for you to take your place in heaven’s All Star Band..


  1312. R.I.P. John.


  1313. Thank you so very very much for the great tunes you gave us.
    Youre music will never die, and I´m pretty sure you are having a blast in that special place youre in now.
    You still rock!

    RIP


  1314. addio, GENIO.

    grazie per tutto quello che mi hai regalato.


  1315. What a loss but what a life. The most any of us can ask for when we depart this life is to be missed by those we leave behind. It is one thing to be missed by those close to us but to be missed by many who we have never met but whose lives we have touched is the greatest testament to a life well lived. We have all lost a great man whose talent and achievements were somehow made all the greater by the modesty with which they were borne. While the man is sadly gone, the legacy lives on in the wonderful music we will all continue to enjoy until it is our time to move on. God bless.


  1316. R.I.P great maestro!


  1317. So sad, so sad! No one will ever play à hammond like you did!!
    We will never forget.
    The best to your family & all music lovers!
    R.I.P


  1318. I’m speechless..my dream was to see you perform your concerto on stage..it will never happen
    You had so much music in you to come
    RIP Jon ,we ‘ll never forget you-and your music lives forever


  1319. It is so sad…we will never forget Jon Lord. RIP,
    eddie


  1320. thanks for taught me how to love music MASTER! RIP


  1321. En el 76 despues de separarse Deep Purple empeze a seguir tu carrera, desde los Purple hasta tus ultimos maravillosos trabajos. No ha habido nadie que tratara tan dulcemente ni tan duramente un Hammond. Que suerte tiene Dios al tenerte tan cerca y poder escucharte, que suerte tenemos los mortales de haber gozado de tus trabajos. Nunca te olvidare. he visto casi todos los conciertos que has dado en España y una de las muchas palabras que se me ocurren para describirte seria MAJESTUOSIDAD. Descansa en paz amigo Jon, una abrazo de verdad a toda tu familia de un humilde fan de Reus (Tarragona-España). Dios te bendiga.

    Alfred..


  1322. I saw John with Purple in two times (Purpendicular and Abandon tours)…join force with Lynnot, Dio, Gary Moore and Cozy Powell and rock the heaven!!

    Descansa en paz


  1323. My very first guitar riff as a 14 year old rockhead -Smoke on the water. Thank you John and god bless. RIP.


  1324. RIP dear Jon. Since 40 years, your sound is in my ears. Once in 1974 , i could enjoy you live in concert in Essen and lots of concert in my one “nutshell hall”. Your music will never die. I feel young when i hear the old one. How can i say thank you for the music? So my Thoughts are with Your famliy and friends.
    Thank you, master Jon!

    Klaus Grosse-Lochtmann, Gelsenkirchen Germany