Thank you everyone for 2011

In July, Jon Lord was made honorary Doctor of Music at Leicester University

Happy New Year to all of you, our visitors here at Jon’s website.

2011 was by no means an ordinary year for any of us. Here’s a look at how his website fared through it all. was viewed about 400,000 times in 2011. 

London Olympic Stadium holds 80,000 people. So if we were competing there, it would take about 5 sold-out events for that many people to see us. Thank you all.

Not surprisingly, August 10th was our busiest day with 15,530 views for our most read post – A Message from Jon.

Since then, you guys have posted more than 1.000 kind and loving messages to Jon, for which he has already thanked you. It is all very heart warming and inspiring.

Our most read articles in 2011
1. A Message from Jon – August 2011
2. Jon: Your responses have touched my heart – August 2011
3. Jon Lord releases orchestral live album – August 2011
4. Lord & Wakeman world premiere at Sunflower Jam – July 2011
5. Jon Lord Blues Project release live CD – July 2011

Where do you all come from?
Most of you come from Germany with United Kingdom and USA not far behind.

But we get visitors from every corner of the world; Japan, Greenland, Mexico, Iran, South Africa, Brazil, Russia, etc, etc. You are all very welcome here.

How do you find us?
Our top referring sites in 2011 were:

Want to say something?
Thank you all for your continued support. Remember, you can keep up with us via Facebook, Twitter and our RSS-feed (links top right).

Your messages to Jon, to this website, and your opinions and thoughts in general are welcome in the comments box below.

With the best wishes for 2012.


18 thoughts on “Thank you everyone for 2011

  1. It may be a new year but every day is a dawn and a new gateway to fresh experiences, love and reaching out to others. Sometimes we may feel alone in what we endure but each one of us has someone very special beside us if we take the time and the love to look. May each new dawn bring radiance that we can share.

  2. Having been a Dp fan from the very beginning and having met you once very briefly at the Fairfield Hall in Croydon back in 1970, I wish you all the very best for 2012.

  3. get well soon god bless thinking about you every day cant thank you enough for years of the music you have given. i am 30 and is been 18 years since i first heard rat bat blue my first purple song, it shaped my life god bless rock n roll

  4. Jon,
    I trust your treatment is progressing and I wish you every success.

    Reading your comments and seeing the film of your degree ceremony took me back to teenage years in Leicester and at Wyggeston.
    Do you recall borrowing your father’s motor cycle and with Steve and me scraping enough cash to go to the “Black Boy” in Hungarton for a pint of Everards.
    Long while ago.

    George Ridgway

  5. A great & wonderful man who has contributed alot of the songs to the soundtrack of my life….Thank You Sir… Take good care of yourself & get well soon Mr Lord

  6. Congrays Dr. Lord, revisted Paint it Black on live from Stockholm 1970. What a thrill. Maybe a new lp of instrumental covers with special guest stars? Would love to hear the Dr. interpret some of the great classic rock from the 60’s and 70’s! Best wishes as aleays and may God bless and keep you.

    Larry Hicks
    Round Mountain, TX USA

  7. Deep Purple are my pride, my energy, my music. And you, Jon, you’re my idol.
    I play the organ and have a Hammond; I know I can never get to your level, but you’re still my point of reference. See you play makes me gaping, your nimble fingers fly on the keyboard, your melodies fill the ears and hearts of indescribable emotions! Thanks Jon!
    Be strong, get well soon! Whatever happens, remember you are and you will be immortal because your music is immortal!
    Good luck, I wish you the best for the future.

    With love, your fan Francesca (from Italy)

  8. Hello Jon,

    always remember you as the most essential member of DP. (I am a DP fan for manymany years now…I must be an old Lady meanwhile 😉 )
    But I know you are also an excellent solo musician. I love your music ( In your own works, and in the work with DP). Many times I enjoy your work on Sarabande or Gemini Suit or Windows (not the silly Bill Gates thing *lol*). You are one of the few musicians that knows how to combine rock music and classic music…and shows that classic not needs to be stuck, but can develop furtheron.
    I would love to see you together with Ian Anderson from Jethro Tull, guess he has a similar intention as you. You both would make a perfect pair. How do you think about that?
    Best wishes from Germany and stay tough… many hugs and all the best. It’s getting better! Keep on rocking!

  9. Hello Mr Lord,
    I grew up listening to DP and your solo works. You’re my favorite and most inspiring rock artist.
    I wish you all the luck for the new year and I sincerely hope you recover very soon.

    Thank you for the music, Sir.

    Warm wishes from Turkey.

  10. Dear Jon Lord; On behalf of all Candian hard rock fans, thank you for Purple and best wishes.


    David Coseni

  11. Jon, we miss you so much and you are constantly on our minds and we hope that the battle is being won slowly but surely.. You are carried on the shoulders and in the hearts of so many who love you even though we have not been privileged to meet you.

  12. Happy Birthday Jon, I wish you the best
    hoping to get better health
    (Sorry for my bad English)
    I am an old French fan since the first album by DEEP PURPLE
    and a big record collector of all your great career
    I hope that your health is better
    good luck Pascal

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