Jon Lord enters the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Deep Purple

  Last night in New York, a classic 1970s image of Jon Lord adorned the backdrop as Deep Purple was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Present at the induction were Ian Paice, Jon Lord's wife Vicky Lord, Roger Glover and Ian Gillan (see photo below) together with David Coverdale and Glenn Hughes. Also inducted were Ritchie Blackmore and original singer … Continue reading Jon Lord enters the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Deep Purple

US premiere for Jon Lord’s To Notice Such Things

The premiere Stateside performance of Jon Lord's To Notice Such Things will take place on May 29 in Rochester, NY. Conducted by Michael Butterman, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra will perform Jon's To Notice Such Things from 2009 together with Beethoven's Symphony No. 8 and Vaughan Williams' The Lark Ascending. Solo flute will be performed by Rebecca Gilbert. A piano player has not … Continue reading US premiere for Jon Lord’s To Notice Such Things

In memory of Keith Emerson

Keith Emerson has passed away. Here he is pictured with Jon Lord in Japan, 1993. Together with Rick Wakeman of Yes, Keith Emerson and Jon Lord formed a musical triumvirate of inspirational keyboard maestros that shot to prominence in the early 1970s. Emerson broke new ground with Emerson Lake & Palmer where he would alternate between piano, Hammond organ and his pioneering work … Continue reading In memory of Keith Emerson

– You have to feel to improvise

- Classical music is meat and drink to me! In this highly recommended uncut interview footage, Jon discusses some key elements in his musical life - the influence of and connections between classical music and rock music; discovering improvisation; and his first experiences with rock'n'roll. Jon mentions Dave Brubeck, Oscar Peterson, Charlie Parker and Miles Davis … Continue reading – You have to feel to improvise