‘It was such an honour’

Like Roger Glover, keyboard player Nigel Hopkins has also  shared his thoughts and feelings on Celebrating Jon Lord last April. 'Celebrating Jon Lord was a show that had me revisiting my early childhood ear candy, evaluating my existence and worth, and had me for the first time ever looking out into a venue thinking, "My … Continue reading ‘It was such an honour’

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‘A sound that roared through our lives’

Roger Glover, bass player with Deep Purple, has summed up the past year in his online diary. He was particularly moved by what he experienced and remembered at the concert that celebrated Jon Lord. 'A host of friends and admirers saluted Jon Lord at the Royal Albert Hall. Tears of wonder, joy and sorrow ran … Continue reading ‘A sound that roared through our lives’

– It was everything that we wanted it to be

Classic Rock Revisited recently interviewed drummer Ian Paice about Jon Lord in general and the concert in Jon's honour in particular. In this excellent interview, Ian Paice speaks with fascinating insight about Jon's special contributions to Deep Purple's song writing, how the celebratory concert was structured, sharing the time keeping role with conductor Paul Mann … Continue reading – It was everything that we wanted it to be

Celebrating the celebration in London

Tonight in London, invited guests gathered to celebrate the launch of Celebrating Jon Lord, the box set, DVD, Bluray and two CD sets released by earMUSIC of the concert honouring Jon Lord's life in music last April. Held at Portman Square, London, guests included Ian Paice, Paul Mann, Don Airey, Roger Glover, Neil Murray, Micky Moody … Continue reading Celebrating the celebration in London

DVD pre-view: Imagination and flair and sensitivity

Last night, conductor Paul Mann sat down to watch a pre-release copy of the full film from Celebrating Jon Lord last April at Royal Albert Hall. That's Paul's disc in the photo.'While I was supposed to be signing things yesterday, I took four hours off to watch advance copies of the two concert films and the documentary. The director, … Continue reading DVD pre-view: Imagination and flair and sensitivity

– Three good scores in one day

In this third and final part of our exclusive interview with conductor Paul Mann, he looks back at the rockier second half of Celebrating Jon Lord at Royal Albert Hall last April. Paul was instrumental in helping The Sunflower Jam create this unique musical evening - a successful celebration of Jon Lord and his life of music. Paul Mann discusses the concert’s second … Continue reading – Three good scores in one day