Archive for the ‘Video’ Category


– I’ve always been impressed by Jon Lord

May 29, 2013

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 shows his affection for Jon.

– I’ve always been impressed by Jon Lord.

With thanks to Tim Summers.

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– I was very plugged for a long time!

May 26, 2013

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:
– To my pianist… Frida’s tribute to Jon from Zermatt Unplugged 2013 Read the rest of this entry ?


Steve Morse remembers Jon

May 1, 2013

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 develop over the years onstage.

Steve goes on to talk about Jon’s input on the recording of the Purpendicular album, performing Concerto for Group and Orchestra at London’s Royal Albert Hall – and on Jon meeting Steve’s youngest son and speaking to him in a Donald Duck voice.

– The patience he had. He could do so many things so well. We miss him.

Steve Morse plays guitar on the third movement of Jon’s Concerto, recorded in 2012. Available in the Jon Lord Webshop.

With thanks to Barley Arts Promotion.


– To my pianist… Frida’s tribute to Jon

April 17, 2013

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 the Water. Both gentlemen were patrons of Zermatt Unplugged.

Frida Lyngstad took the stage to speak about Jon. The two had been close friends for many years when Jon wrote The Sun Will Shine Again for her at a difficult time in her life.

Watch Frida’s tribute to Jon:

Frida Lyngstad’s Tribute To Jon Lord – Zermatt Unplugged 2013 from TheSunflowerJam.


– A reasonably good organ player…

November 6, 2012

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


GillanCam: Jon on tour with Deep Purple

September 25, 2012

– 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 Highway Star, Journey in Rock documentary DVD.


Video: Paul Mann’s Concerto interview

September 5, 2012

Exclusively for, 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 album; of working with all the guests on the album; and he also talks of the impact Jon’s Concerto had on his childhood years and how it helped shape his decision to become a conductor.

The interview was filmed on July 11, five days before Jon passed away.

Pre-order the standard CD edition and the digipack CD+DVD-audio edition (which includes a 5.1 mix of the Concerto). These will be released on September 28.


Bucharest DVD out now (+ Christmas Sale!)

November 28, 2011

The highly anticipated DVD of Jon’s Bucharest 2009 concert is finally here. Check out the taster clip below – and head over to the shop to order your copy.

The DVD was filmed in Bucharest, Romania on November 5, 2009 and features the full second half of Jon’s concert that night.

It includes tracks from Sarabande, Pictured Within, Beyond The Notes – as well as three Deep Purple favourites rearranged by Jon Lord for full symphony orchestra.

Coinciding with this DVD release, Jon Lord’s Webshop has also launched its Christmas Sale with massive discounts on several of Jon Lord’s other solo projects.

You also get 50% off the Bucharest CD if you buy it now with the new DVD.

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