– Maybe Jon caused the blizzard

Ritchie Blackmore explains to NJ.com the origins of his instrumental tribute to Jon - Carry On... Jon: - We were snowed in, in that blizzard (on Feb. 8). The engineer and myself, the producer, we had nothing to do. I said, 'I have an instrumental that I've vaguely finished. Do you want to try it?' … Continue reading – Maybe Jon caused the blizzard

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BBC Radio 4 to rebroadcast Jon’s final interview

BBC Radio 4 are repeating Rock'n'Roll in Four Movements, the programme first broadcast last August, which featured Jon's last recorded interview. Taking a closer look at the musicians that have worked to combine the worlds of rock and classical music, in the programme, Jon talks about his passion for writing classical music, inspired by his … Continue reading BBC Radio 4 to rebroadcast Jon’s final interview

– I’ve always been impressed by Jon Lord

Watch Jon discuss the resurrected Concerto for Group and Orchestra with Tommy Vance in 1999 on VH1's Friday Rock Show. Filmed mere days before the Concerto's 30th anniversary at the Royal Albert Hall, Ian Gillan lovingly explains how Jon's Concerto originally helped raise Deep Purple's profile as the band was breaking through in 1969/1970 - and … Continue reading – I’ve always been impressed by Jon Lord

Dave Brubeck, Concerto inspiration, passes away

Pioneering pianist and composer Dave Brubeck has passed away on December 5, aged 91. His recordings include Take Five and Blue Rondo a la Turk, but he was also an important inspiration for Jon's idea to compose Concerto for Group and Orchestra. In this 2008 interview, Jon talks of his early fascination with Brubeck. - Within … Continue reading Dave Brubeck, Concerto inspiration, passes away

Interview: – Jon just continued living it

'I don’t know of any other rock musicians of Jon’s stature who would be equally at home in handling musicians from leading symphony orchestras [than Jon].' This is conductor Paul Mann interviewed by DPRP.net (Dutch Progressive Rock Page) about the new recording of Concerto for Group and Orchestra: 'He vindicated that little vision that he … Continue reading Interview: – Jon just continued living it