David Coverdale’s eulogy for Jon

In his eulogy for Jon,¬†David Coverdale remembers first meeting Jon when one of Coverdale's early bands was supporting Deep Purple. - A sweet, sweet man. He knew how to elevate your spirit. He speaks of how Jon comforted him before his audition for Deep Purple in 1973, and of the rehearsals at Clearwell Castle before … Continue reading David Coverdale’s eulogy for Jon

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Pirate T-shirts exploiting Jon’s passing

Jon's family have been informed that someone has been selling unofficial T-shirts at gigs and online regarding Jon's passing. They would like to make it very clear that this has nothing to do with the family or Deep Purple, and they are upset that anyone should profit from this tacky endeavour - unless the money … Continue reading Pirate T-shirts exploiting Jon’s passing

Concerto for Jon, Record Collector’s tribute

'A technically brilliant pianist and soulful exponent of the Hammond organ, he brought a rare combination of taste and feeling to a playing style lit up with extrovert firepower.' So writes Record Collector in their new tribute to Jon, which recounts the story of Jon's musical career and interviews Rick Wakeman about the two keyboard … Continue reading Concerto for Jon, Record Collector’s tribute