In this previously unheard March 2011 interview, Jon Lord speaks enthusiastically of his plans for the new studio recording of Concerto for Group and Orchestra, that is coming out at the end of this month. He explains his thoughts behind using different players across the movements, and how years of honing the score coupled with … Continue reading – I want it to sound absolutely spot on!
Happy New Year to all of you and thank you so much for your wonderful, kind and inspirational messages over these last few difficult months. I have been mightily sustained by reading them and will continue to be so. You are a very special lot indeed. I am doing well and I will be back … Continue reading Jon wishes you a Happy New Year
When Classic Rock Awards recently honoured Deep Purple with The Innovator Award, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover and Ian Paice were there to accept the award. Ian Paice read out this message from Jon: I very much wanted to be there this evening to stand with these fine chaps - my musical companions of more than forty years and … Continue reading Jon says thank you for Classic Rock Innovator Award
A personal message to you from Jon: Just a quick line or two from an absolutely overwhelmed, gratified and humbled musician. Your responses to the news of my condition have touched my heart in a way that has truly helped to make my life a better place to be than it had occasionally threatened to … Continue reading Jon: Your responses have touched my heart
I would like all my friends, followers, fans and fellow travelers to know that I am fighting cancer and will therefore be taking a break from performing while getting the treatment and cure. I shall of course be continuing to write music - in my world it just has to be part of the therapy … Continue reading A Message from Jon:
Jon Lord writes: "A few days ago - fittingly, on Remembrance Day - I lost a friend. He was my manager from 1968 to 1976, my daughter Sara's Godfather and the man who was instrumental in helping me to realise, in 1969, the dream which defined my musical life - that of a Concerto for … Continue reading Jon Lord honours Tony Edwards
Jon Lord writes: I would like, along with my wife and daughters, to express my sadness at the passing of Ronnie Dio. A friend of many years standing and a truly delightful man. His voice was an instrument of power and of beauty, and was a seminal influence in rock music. His loss is even … Continue reading Ronnie Dio: goosebumps as big as they come
In preparation for Jon Lord's upcoming concert in Liverpool on June 16, one of our readers, Richard Archer-Jones posted a message to Jon Lord on this website. Here is Jon's reply: Dear Richard Thanks for the questions and your interest. >I’ve just seen that you are on in Liverpool shortly and that you combine pop … Continue reading Everything louder than everything else? Not at all…