October 26 sees the 6th annual Jon Lord memorial concert in Warsaw. This year, guests include Doogie White, one of the singers Jon used for his solo concerts and previously also known from Rainbow and Michael Schenker Group. Watch Doogie sing Perfect Strangers with Jon in 2010: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAsWzpgR-nw Full info and tickets: https://www.facebook.com/events/1269438543171752
Bergheim near Cologne in Germany is the place to be for fans of Jon Lord's music this Friday. The town will host its second Tribute to Jon show featuring musicians who played with Jon. Put together by keyboard player Matin Doepke, the concept was first premiered in 2014, when a competent cast of musicians performed classics and gems like Sarabande, … Continue reading Cologne Again, Tribute to Jon
Last night in New York, a classic 1970s image of Jon Lord adorned the backdrop as Deep Purple was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Present at the induction were Ian Paice, Jon Lord's wife Vicky Lord, Roger Glover and Ian Gillan (see photo below) together with David Coverdale and Glenn Hughes. Also inducted were Ritchie Blackmore and original singer … Continue reading Jon Lord enters the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Deep Purple
The premiere Stateside performance of Jon Lord's To Notice Such Things will take place on May 29 in Rochester, NY. Conducted by Michael Butterman, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra will perform Jon's To Notice Such Things from 2009 together with Beethoven's Symphony No. 8 and Vaughan Williams' The Lark Ascending. Solo flute will be performed by Rebecca Gilbert. A piano player has not … Continue reading US premiere for Jon Lord’s To Notice Such Things
Jon Lord's Durham Concerto is set for its German premiere on May 19, 2015 in Hagen near Dortmund with the Hagen Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Paul Mann. [Update] The concert will feature Kathryn Tickell on Northumbrian pipes (as on the original recording and at Celebrating Jon Lord at the Royal Albert Hall last April), and will be … Continue reading Durham Concerto onstage in Germany
On May 23 a new tribute concert to Jon Lord takes the stage in Bergheim, near Cologne, Germany. Part of the band and orchestra will be keyboard player Martin Doepke, who played with Jon on his Pictured Within Tour in 1999. Doepke explains: Organizer is Schobbe Vois of the BM Cultura had the idea of … Continue reading German tribute concert to Jon Lord
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Today, Friday March 7 at 3.30pm GMT, singer Steve Balsamo will guest with Wynne Evans on BBC Radio Wales. The show will play a world exclusive premiere of All Those Years Ago, the unreleased song by Jon and Balsamo, from which Jon Lord's photo book takes its title, and which will be released together with the … Continue reading New song world premiered in Wales