Today, Jon would have turned 72. In his honour, below is an exclusive and previously unseen clip of Jon rehearsing Lazy with Doogie White and the DCRS in Essen, Germany on November 15, 2010. Tell us your story Jon's family and management are planning a deluxe photo book to celebrate Jon's life. It will contain … Continue reading New photo book to celebrate Jon’s life
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
Looking back at Jon and Frida interviewed at the press conference for Zermatt Unplugged 2010. Among other things, Jon is asked about his current projects - which he explains are mostly orchestral, acoustic and more unplugged than his 40 years in rock'n'roll: - I was very plugged for a long time, he jokes. See also: - … Continue reading – I was very plugged for a long time!
In this video interview, Steve Morse remembers Jon, starting with the first time they met at rehearsal 24 hours before their first concert together in Deep Purple. In that dressingroom, Jon immediately picked up on Steve's guitar licks and replicated them and improvised over them on the Hammond - a deep chemistry the pair would … Continue reading Steve Morse remembers Jon
This year's Zermatt Unplugged Festival in Switzerland (April 9-13) made special effort to honour two of its own - Jon Lord and Claude Nobs.A special lounge offered people the opportunity to remember and pay tribute to Jon and to Nobs, the man behind Montreux Jazz Festival and the Funky Claude in Deep Purple's Smoke on … Continue reading – To my pianist… Frida’s tribute to Jon
Watch this freshly released promo clip for the Mediabook edition of Concerto for Group and Orchestra: Mediabook edition includes Concerto CD + documentary DVD + 80-page book Pre-order now
- Was ist mit deine Nase los? Compiled from footage shot on Ian Gillan's personal video camera, this 'bloody funny' film, shows Jon on tour with Deep Purple in his final years with the band, including the Concerto tour, backstage, onstage, enroute, in interview, etc... GillanCam was first released as a bonus feature on Ian Gillan's … Continue reading GillanCam: Jon on tour with Deep Purple
Exclusively for JonLord.org, here is conductor Paul Mann's tale of Concerto for Group and Orchestra. In this 45-minute in-depth interview, Paul Mann takes us through the process of recording the Concerto in Liverpool and at Abbey Road Studios in 2011 and 2012. He recounts the emotional day when Jon recorded his organ solo for the … Continue reading Video: Paul Mann’s Concerto interview