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All Those Years Ago – photo book details

July 16, 2013

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On the eve of the first anniversary of Jon’s death, Rufus Stone limited Editions has proudly announced a new, lavishly produced photo book on the life and career of Jon Lord.

Currently in production, the book will feature exclusive, never before seen, personal family photographs, contributions from Jon’s colleagues, friends and family, unpublished professional images and new, previously unreleased music and a live DVD.

Rufus Stone always wanted to produce a large format, mostly photographic book of Jon Lord’s incredible and respected career in the music industry.

Jon’s illness put this plan on hold but though he is no longer with us to contribute in person, it has been decided by Vicky Lord to produce a book, with the family, friends and musicians who worked with him through out his life, all contributing personal material and memories.

The book is designed to be a massive photographic celebration of Jon’s life and work, and will contain much rare and personal material from his early days (before he became a professional musician), through The Artwoods, and of course Deep Purple and beyond.  His time in PAL and Whitesnake are also covered, and naturally his many orchestral projects.

Recently discovered images taken by Jon himself during his touring days in Deep Purple will also be included.

jl-book-launchPreviously unreleased music and video
As well as the book, previously unreleased music from Jon is also being included, and one track in particular called All Those Years Ago has inspired the title of the project. More never before released music, visuals and artifacts will be added to make this a true celebration of Jon Lord’s life.

Although some of the material sourced for the book will be from professional photographers, it is appreciated that fans may wish to contribute memorabilia or images taken over the years at concerts and Rufus Stone will be happy to look at any material.  Please use the comments box below if you wish to contribute – or write to book@jonlord.org.

You can keep up to date with the book and the project via email newsletters. Subscribe at www.jonlordphotobook.com.

Details of the final format for the book will be announced before long.  It is currently hoped to launch the title at the end of this year. Plans to have a blue heritage plaque unveiled on Jon’s family home in Leicester are well advanced.

The book is being put together by Rufus Stone Limited Editions, who published the Deep Purple California Jam title in January 2012, a project Jon was able to assist with and was enthused by.

JON LORD – ALL THOSE YEARS AGO
A limited edition book, vinyl single, DVD, art print presented in a beautiful presentation box and slipcase.
Full details to be confirmed.
Released Dec 2013.

www.jonlordphotobook.com
www.thesunflowerjam.com

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12 comments

  1. There is a one year since JON LORD dies. I remember the bad news. I am sorry about my favorite keyboard player musician is gone so far last year. I remember that sad day. Sir JON LORD rest in peace. And I want to say something : JON LORD was an excellent and amazing keyboard player musician. All my life DEEP PURPLE was ( is ) my favorite rock band. He was a king of Hammond C-3.


  2. Thanks to JON LORD to gave us good music.


  3. Thanks to JON LORD to be a king of keyboards. Nobody will be like him. He was unic and marvelous and very fast like Ferrari car playing his Hammond C-3. I remember him.


  4. Somebody can tell us how we can forget him ? Sincerely, JON LORD was Master. He was a gentleman too.


  5. Really, JON LORD was a genius about keyboards. He was a god and gave us excellent music.


  6. Dear Rasmus,

    Hi,

    Your first link to the photobook is misspelled and inoperative. You have the link correct later on in the email so I don’t know if you want to resend a corrected email. As an aside as a long time fan of both Deep Purple and Jon Lord, I remember purchasing Sarabande, on vinyl, here in NYC, when it came out, I’d like you to know I appreciate the time you put in as a keeper of Jon’s very important musical legacy.

    -Gerald @PurplePosting


  7. Hope to hear soon some good news on the book


  8. No book or books will ever be enough to tell us about Jon and his life and work, but I still can’t wait to have this one in my collection of Jon’s work. Thank you …


  9. I want this! Please reserve a copy for me!


  10. I miss you every day even we never meet. I grow up since my 8th year with you’re music, thats 40 years ago now. I wait for the book hope it will be another great piece off work like always from Jon Lord. Hope you are in a fine place now R.I.P.


  11. Jon´s been the greatest piano player in hard rock music scenery – really for ever…
    I´ve heard all the bands he´s played in since the 60´s – we in Germany love him for ever for his optimistic feeling he sent us since than.
    His organ playing combinded with full volume rock power – this was and is still the future. And it will stay. Great memory.
    R.I.P.


  12. JON LORD EL INQUIETO MÚSICO DUEÑO ABSOLUTO AL LADO DE RICHI BLACMORE,.DE TODA LA REINVENCIÓN DEL ROCK, BELLISIMAS MÚSICAS HECHAS CON DEEP PURPLE FUERON COMPUESTAS MAGICAMENTE PARA NO MORIR Y QUE HACEN DE ESTE SUPER TECLADO UNO DE LOS CUATRO MEJORES MÚSICOS NEO CLASICOS DE LA TIERRA .
    JOHN LORD TRAS SU RETIRO DE DEEP,..SE CONCENTRÓ EN LA COMPOSICIÓN, DE OBRAS CLÁSICAS, QUE EN ALGUNOS AÑOS LA HISTORIA LO HARÁ VER AL LADO DE SHUBERT, BACH , STRAVINSKY, Y OTROS COMO EL MAS GRANDE ULTIMO CLASICO DE ESTA ÉPOCA QUE VA CERRANDO SU VENTANA.
    WILSON ARENAS,..EL PAJARO-Manizales Colombia.
    .



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