Two brand new DVD / CD packages with historic recordings featuring Jon Lord, Deep Purple and Tony Ashton have just been added to the Jon Lord Music Shop.
Filmed and recorded at Abbey Road at the Tony Ashton beneficiary show his friends put together for him in 2000 after he was taken seriously ill in the late 90s. (Photo above from DVD.)
Featuring Tony Ashton himself with his ‘mate and old mentor’ Jon Lord plus Ian Paice, Bernie Marsden, Micky Moody, Neil Murray, John Entwhistle and many more, it includes a lengthy and highly enjoyable jam session with Tony Ashton’s own band.
The evening also saw two reunions; Whitesnake’s classic lineup got together for the first time (Lord, Paice, Marsden, Moody, Murray – without Coverdale) and so did Paice Ashton Lord for a couple of songs from the Malice In Wonderland album.
Packed with previously unreleased Deep Purple footage from the 60s and 70s, this 2DVD set tracks the band’s history from their first TV appearances in Denmark and the States in 1968 through the early 70s till the breakup in 1976.
Among the many highlights are more than 60 minutes of previously unreleased concert footage from 1969 and 1970, the full 1974 socalled Leeds Polytechnic Project with Mark 3 live tracks and interviews and a snippet of footage from one of the actual Made In Japan concerts. And more…