Interview: Jon Lord’s return to ZermattApril 10, 2008
– I first visited the village in December 1971 and fell in love with it on the spot. Since then, I come back at least two or three times every year, mostly in winter to ski, but now and again in summer too for hiking. We have even had a small flat here for the last eight years.
About performing at Zermatt Unplugged:
– We have made many wonderful friends in Zermatt over the years. That was how I met Tom Sterchi, a few years ago. I found his festival idea great and Zermatt wonderful for an event of this kind. It was therefore a joy and an honour when he not only asked me to perform at it, but also to take on the patronage for it together with my good friend Anni-Frid…
– That can happen when we’re in the mood … We enjoy the fact that no one forces us to do anything here though. The people respect your privacy. They know that you are here in your free time and for your pleasure. When I used to stay at Hotel Post, I used to play the piano in the bar ‘til late into the night. Those were fantastic times!