– 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

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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

Celebrating Jon Lord out on September 26

Celebrating Jon Lord at Royal Albert Hall last April will be released on DVD, Blu-Ray and CD by earMUSIC on September 26, 2014. It marks the 45th anniversary of the world debut performance of Jon Lord's Concerto for Group and Orchestra at the same venue in 1969. Featuring Deep Purple, Rick Wakeman, Bruce Dickinson, Glenn … Continue reading Celebrating Jon Lord out on September 26