Carry On… Jon is the title of a new instrumental piece written by Ritchie Blackmore in tribute to his former band mate for 25 years.
The Deep Purple-esque track will feature on Blackmore’s Night‘s upcoming album Dancer And The Moon to be released in June.
Ritchie Blackmore spoke about Jon last July:
– Jon was not only a great musician, he was my favorite dinner companion.
– We are all deeply saddened. We knew he was sick but the word was that he was recovering and doing much better. This news came as a complete shock.
– Without Jon there would be no Deep Purple. He lives on in our hearts and memories, said Ritchie Blackmore.
Writing new music
For a few years, Jon had talked about writing new music with Blackmore.
– I’d love to write something for Ritchie Blackmore to play. It’s been discussed by us, and we both keep saying it. His acoustic style is astonishingly good, Jon said at a Q&A session in Lichfield in 2009.
17 thoughts on “Blackmore writes tribute to Jon”
Jon also said that there are many jammin sessions with Ritchie from the past, but Ritchie is the one who has the rights.
Is this true?
If yes, I hope one day these jam tracks to be out soon !
Emotion !!!! Child in time !! Thanks DA
I have a Keyboard mag with Jon & Keith Emerson on the cover signed by them both. Treasuerd.
Like Page/Plant or Jagger/Richards, Blackmore/Lord made some memorable music together.
Jon Lord and Ritcie Blackmore Deep purple spirit and strong.
It should be AWESOME!!Can’t wait…
Ritchie and Jon will be allways with us, we have de luck to hear their music whenever we want… Thanks for your music!
Ritchie and Jon were Deep Purple!!! The greatest musicians!!! Legends!! Real talent!!! They made awesome music together!!! I’am so happy I got to work with them in the studio and on world tours!!!
Touching tribute to Jon
I have a nice picture when I was young with Jon in Barcelona… Deep Purple has been finished, for sure Come on… Jon from Ritchie will be a wonderful song… I will keep hearing his music until I die… Thanks Jon for every single note you wrote down…
just think on how many great concerts of the DP 2 have been issued last year, such Lyon or Essen, and dream on listening some day those dozens of tapes with jams between Lord and Ritchie.
jon was the best i will miss him
I do respect both Jon and Ritchie for their musical achievements, and I do like the “Carry on…Jon” track, but I can’t help thinking that Ritchie had listened very well to “The Loner” from Cozy Powell’s Over the Top album, a song that later was covered by Gary Moore. Both Cozy and Gary are musicians that I appreciate a lot as well and sadly have passed away.
Must have had my head in a machine, only found out 2 minutes ago Jon has passed away, one of the saddest days, to his family my condolences, to fellow listeners enjoy his music for ever more Hallelujah, In Rock & the immortal April
I just learned of Jon Lord’s passing while listening to some good old Deep Purple on YouTube. I wish I would have had the chance to tell Jon how awesome his playing was and how much joy it gave while in my late teens to twenties, and even now in my late 50’s I can’t get enough of him. I might add to the comments above that Ian Paice and Roger Glover also laid down such an awesome rythmn section that gave Blackmore and Lord the best foundation to play over. Deep Purple was the most consistent Hard Rock Band Ever. It was such a shame that they could not get along together as a band. We may have had several more albums to treasure from that period. Thank you Jon and I will continue to joy in your great talent for the remainder of my lifetime.
carry On Jon – is so beautiful, I can’t stop thinking that Jon is on the Keyboards.
Jon Lord and Ritchie Blackmore both underrated in my humble opinion. Carry on Jon by Ritchie, so simple but brilliant. Ritchie Blackmore should do an Instrumental CD.