A mini monument to Jon Lord has been revealed in Ukraine on the river Uzh in Uzhhorod: A mini sculpture of Jon contemplating the view from the riverside promenade. The captivating figure is the result of local enthusiasts who started a collection in the local cafe Under The Castle two years ago. Focusing on coins … Continue reading Jon Lord monument revealed
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The Sunflower Jam charity has excitedly confirmed that Deep Purple will be performing at Celebrating Jon Lord at the Royal Albert Hall on April 4, 2014. Following Deep Purple's hugely successful run of shows at London’s The Roundhouse this month, fans of the band and of Jon, will get another chance to see them perform … Continue reading Deep Purple confirmed for “Celebrating Jon Lord”
Deep Purple's new single Above and Beyond was written in memory of Jon. Bass player Roger Glover has released this message: 'It’s fifteen months since that day in the studio when we heard the bad news about Jon. Strangely enough, although he left the band eleven years ago, his presence in the band has deepened since last year. … Continue reading Above and Beyond – Glover on Jon
The Sunflower Jam has confirmed the inclusion of Orion Orchestra: The Orchestra of Rising Stars for Celebrating Jon Lord At The Royal Albert Hall on April 4 2014. The evening will include performances by the Orion Orchestra which will be conducted by Paul Mann, a close friend and musical partner of Jon Lord. Paul and Jon's last project … Continue reading Paul Mann and Orion Orchestra confirmed
Jacky Paice, Jon's sister-in-law, writes today: It's hard to believe that a whole year has passed since the death of Jon. In many ways the pain of losing him still feels so raw and so close but in other ways we breathe a little easier every day knowing that Jon has passed to a better … Continue reading Jon remains here and close to us…
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exclusive, never before seen, personal family photographs, contributions from Jon's colleagues, friends and family, unpublished professional images and new, … Continue reading All Those Years Ago – photo book details
In Jon Lord: It's All Music, Rick Wakeman pays tribute to Jon this Sunday on BBC One East Midlands. The BBC writes: 'The man who put the rock into the Hammond organ, Lord was always proud of his Leicester roots and went on to become not just a rock star but also a classical composer in … Continue reading Wakeman pays tribute to Jon on BBC One this Sunday